I Remember – #637

I remember my father outlining his diet after mum died.  From memory: 3-5 cans of coke each day, a bacon and egg roll for lunch, black coffee for breakfast, and some form of steamed vegetables and meat for dinner.  He wasn’t proud, he wasn’t ashamed, he just wanted to state how he was eating – and there it was.

-19 June 2016

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I Remember – #636

I remember my father, Ralph and I going to my father’s neighbour’s house to feed the cat while they (the neighbours) were away.  And then Ralph and my dad showed me the neighbour’s motorcycle, which was, according to them, a vehicle of some beauty, majesty and power.  They spoke at me in great detail about the motorcycle, highlighting little details and expressing their joy.  Until that day I had not known at all that my father had any interest in motorcycling.

-18 June 2016

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I Remember – #635

I remember my siblings wearing plastic pants over their nappies, which we called pilchers.  Nobody I know now calls them that, so where did the word come from?  Is it regional, or specific to my family?  I don’t want to Google it – I prefer not to know.

-17 June 2016

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I Remember – #632

I remember setting up credit card and BPAY transfers for debt, bills, and investments, and feeling inordinately proud of the elaborate spreadsheet I had made to track all of these.  And each Saturday morning, bleary-eyed, before my wife woke up, I liked to increment each of the amounts to further my future.

-14 June 2016

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