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I grew up not knowing what it was like to be rich so life was wonderful.My father was a returned WW1 digger and our mansion was two canvas tents placed end to end. one the bedroom with a wooden floor the other the kitchen dirt floor covered mostly with pieces of linoleum & newspaper.
I remember the plumbing a small gutter around the base of tents to keep the inside dry in the wet
Toys were hand made I recall a steam roller made from an empty golden syrup tin filled with sand with cord through the centre I made some roads engineers would be envious of
Bread with a liberal spread of lard seasoned with pepper or a treat apricot jam with cream from a dairy farm close by
I had a small kangaroo for a pet dad said he did not have to feed it there being plenty of grass.
This was our home for four years until my father was employed fulltime as a telegraph linesman we then moved into a small house on the outskirts of town
Mother was a great cook providing healthy and sustaining meals from whatever she had on hand
I started school at 7 years walking the two miles until I was given a small bicycle I left High School at 14 years and 8 months and entered the workforce
My early years were the greatest learning curve in my life it taught me to be frugal and appreciate mother nature in many ways
I have not named the Town on the far North Coast of NSW Australia for personal reasons.
I am almost 83 had a very interesting life representing my country in my chosen sport and current World Champion & Guinnes record holder
Enjoy every moment of your life if you are poor= be rich in your goals= you will succeed
Jul 17, 2010 · Reply
Broiwning Robert James served in France 1916 gassed wounded and taken prisoner Returned to Australia passed away 1974 buried Casino NSW
Jan 15, 2010 · Reply