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Tony Friend writes:
What a terrific surprise. I think of you from time to time,
and wondered what had happened to you. I was talking to Chad
Martin, who owned the property we used to go shooting at,
not so long ago. Chad had just turned 90, and I was thanking
him for the wonderful experiences I had as a result of the
time I spent on his properties.
I also, probably more often than I should, tell people about
how we were 16 miles from the nearest town, 6 miles from the
nearest house, and bogged to the axles. So we just built a
hut and lived there for a week.
Enough of reminiscing, although a 40th anniversary of NSBHS is
really a huge reminisce (if there is such a word). Amazing how
many of the names on the list brought back faces and memories.
> > I note from your resume that you haven't totally disowned your
> > association with Australia ...
Resume? Where? I didn't know I had one out.
> > I would bet two bob though that you would have acquired a
> > slight American accent, if for no other reason than being able
> > to be understood by the natives other there.
Two bob? Last of the big gamblers? Anyway, your bet doesn't look
good. You decide, but if you lose, it'll cost you more than
two bob. You can check with the Yee - I had dinner with him a
couple of years ago.
> > ..a frenzy of traffic on the network over here about attempts to
> > organise a 40th anniversary NSBHS reunion this year. Do you wish
> > to participate, be kept informed, or remain in obscurity
> > in the backwaters of the USA?
I'd love to be kept informed. If the time is right, I would look
at whether I could make it. It'd be fun. I try to come to Aus
about once a year, as my mother is now 85 and I think I owe it
to her to turn up at least once a year. We were in Aus for Xmas
and New Year, although it was all in Port Douglas where my
sister has a (very nice) house.
Alan, I am copying this to Ron Witton. Ron, could I be added to
your list to be kept up-to-date as to developments?
My details are:
28 Twin Oaks Avenue,
San Rafael, CA 94901 USA
(415) 455-8800 (Home)
(415) 945-5303 (work)
I also want to point out, in the spirit of the comments below,
that my mother sent me a clipping from the SMH recently, in which
it discussed Arthur Henry (who we all remember as the Cadets Major,
the Sportsmaster, and I remember as one of the guys who caned me,
probably at Nancy Deane's instigation.)
Apparently Arthur recently gave up his driving license at the
age of 97. I think it was in Column 8. The bastard was always
Enough. If you haven't already, you might want to have a look at
what I have been doing the last 5 years - www.ASO.com. We are
trying to be a dot com that makes money. How about that!
ps: Good effort finding my email - want to give me a hint
how you did it?
Alan Wyburn wrote:
I note from your resume that you haven't totally disowned your
association with Australia, so I feel it may be safe to try and make
contact. I would bet two bob though that you would have acquired a
slight American accent, if for no other reason than being able to be
understood by the natives other there.
Anyhow, the trigger for this message is the original below which is
part of a frenzy of traffic on the network over here about attempts to
organise a 40th anniversary NSBHS reunion this year.
Do you wish to participate, be kept informed, or remain in obscurity
in the backwaters of the USA?
Best regards to you