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Thoughts of a middle aged man…..16 March 2014

Do not make me eat humble pie people of South Australia, the election results are on a knife-edge, how could you have gotten it so wrong. Twelve years of Labor rule is enough, it is time for change, I can only hope that with pre-polling and absentee and overseas votes the Liberal Party will scrape over the line. I am stunned.

This afternoon Brian and I went to see Mum in the nursing home, and for once she was wide awake, very chatty, and her memory for some things was quite good. What did shock me is that she cannot remember her partner of over thirty years John, who passed away thirteen years ago. I even showed her a photograph of them both together but nothing, not a glimmer of a  memory, and he was her life, he came before everyone else, including her children and grandchildren.

Kane and his wife Kristin popped in for a visit this afternoon, along with their four beautiful children. The kids all have new tablets and were very excited to be setting up wallpaper, taking photographs, and generally getting to know their new “toy”.

I have to confess to being over this lung disease already, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, what a mouthful. I am yet to start treatment as I still need further tests, and I am sure that in time I will learn to deal with it, you know what they say, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and things could be very much worse.

What a great team Brian and I will make in our old age, him stooped and crippled with his back, and me shuffling along dragging my oxygen tank behind me. 🙂 As I said it could be much worse, you just have to deal with it and get on with things. We will always have each other which is the most important thing of all.


  1. Julie says:

    Hi Graham. I was just doing some FB stalking and came across this entry. It’s funny, it quite upset me thinking your Mum couldn’t remember Dad, she wouldn’t have liked that! He will probably pop back into her head at some time. It his thirteenth ‘anniversary’ next Wednesday, still miss him😥 Enjoy your pigeons – I remember your coop well 😊

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