Tony left school at 16 years old with two years secondary school to become an apprentice nurseryman. Braking the apprenticeship a age 19 in order to get married he took on the responsibilty of married life and became father to his first of four children at a tender twenty years of age. After his first marriage of 27 years he moved from Chrischurch to live in Auckland. His second marriage, a ... more »
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Ode To Our Playmates
Where are our playmates of yesterday
The kids that we knew at school?
Whatever became of that bully kid
And the one we all called ‘The Fool? ’
That quiet girl who would burst into tears
Every-time that we shouted out ‘BOO! ’
And the loudmouthed one called Billy McCain
And the poor little lad with no shoes?
I’ll never forget that the prettiest of all
Was a sweet little thing in our class
Now, What was her name? Joy, Fiona or Beth?
I’ll just have to let that name pass!
The ugliest of all was a girl named Marie!
Much taller than us (and wore glasses!) ...