Things I Remember

May 24, 2014


Today it’s a very blustery stormy day with a stormy sea which looked like there was 10 metre swell, when I drove around the bays. It’s the kind of day when you just want to hunker down, or go to a movie and take in a story that’s designed to let your senses be inspired or  be exhilarated by just immersing yourself in the story. I looked at the movie schedule online but all the good movies are sold out so here I am writing a blog post.

My  Chinese grandfather who died in 1963 had a market garden which was about 9 acres in area. That seemed a lot of land to me when I was a young girl. In those days grandfather had motor vehicles as well as some draft horses, which were kept to pull the plough and to pull a cart that we could ride on, sitting along side boxes of carrots and cauliflowers, lettuces, radishes, green peas, and cabbages. Those would later be delivered to the local market in the truck that my uncles or aunts would drive. Every evening some of us  kids would take the horses up to the paddocks beyond the gardens to graze. In those paddocks were some old walnut trees where in the autumn there were hundreds of walnuts strewn all over the ground. It was great fun to gather them up and take them home to eat.



There was a creek running through the gardens where we used to go and catch tiny crabs which were popped into a pot  of water and cooked so their shells turned red before we feasted on them. They were delicious.

As a kid I was always falling over, my knees were covered in scars. One of the funniest falls I had was when I rode my new bike into the creek because I was going too fast and turned a sharp corner losing control of the steering and crashed into the creek which was not very deep. Everyone else had a great laugh at me.

My father was one of 15 children so I had lots of aunts, uncles and many cousins so going to my grandparents house was usually some kind of family gathering. My grandfather’s birthday was always special we would go there for breakfast. Part of the meal on that day, was a sweet soup which had a boiled egg in it.

It is simple things that I love to think about when I just want time out for myself.

I just think how uncomplicated those times were.

There was no television in those days, we had radio and we had vinyl records, we made up  our own fun and games to play, and we

had no problems. We could disappear for most of the day and come home before dinner time. We were always safe.

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