Monday, January 09, 2006

CONCERT AT BENALLA

CONCERT AT BENALLA, VICTORIA Last night, my eldest son John took me to a great concert at Benalla, a town about 45 minutes from Shepparton. An Australian country singer, Graeme Connors was the artist. He writes all his own songs and they all tell a story. I saw him 2 or 3 years ago, and thoroughly enjoyed the show again. One of his best songs is The Great Australian Dream and some of the words are …..each time I thought I’d found it what makes us who we are – that bus pulls up beside me and the kids get out – yeah the kids get out – and it’s baseball caps on backwards like they wear them in L.A. - Coca Cola, Nike shoes and Oakley shades – so I figure thers’s an answer somewhere in between Beverley Hills 90210 and the Great Australian Dream. John is the eldest of my four children – he is 51 and lives nearby which is great for me. He has 3 daughters. Geaff is my second son and lives in a beautifl house 2 hours away on outskirts of Melbourne. He is 48 & has 2 children. No. three is Julie who lives even further north than Peter and at the moment is very unwell & due to have an operation in a week’s time. I pray that all will be well with her.She is 45 My youngest is Kathryn who lives about 5 hours away. She and her husband have a dairy farm. They have 5 children and I spent a lovely week with them over Christmas. Kathy is 44. The three youngest were adopted as babies and are definitely my kids and I love them all equally. When I was 45 I had breast cancer and had a mastectomy, but was lucky as it has never returned – after 26 years. I have heard and read that having cancer changes our outlook on life. I agree with that as little things no longer worry me – and I enjoy my life as it is at present. I have had two husbands, one divorce and left a widow by No.2 Well that is enough for tonight. Peter suggested I add something personal in my posts but maybe this is too much. Will find something else tomorrow. We are having a very hot summer so far this year. Thank goodness for ducted evaporative cooling.

4 comments:

Peter said...

"My life story in 200 words or less" Good stuff Merle, but we would like to hear a bit of detail about who you are and what you like or dislike, incidents from your life etc.

bubba said...

I love your post. The country singer (no surprise) I never heard of.

mreddie said...

Enjoyed the bio, I'm into that sort of thing but like Peter mantioned, I even like the day-to-day stuff, like when you tripped on the cat, spilled your coffee on the dog, it jumped out the window that was closed and that sort of thing. :) And I can give a double amen for air conditioning (in the summer) and it heats in the winter, like right now. ec

kenju said...

Peter was right, Merle, and NO, it isn't too much. Getting to know you is the fun part. I am reading a blog by a woman who is now going through breast cancer, chemo, etc. I bet you could be of help to her:

http://womanlyparts.blogspot.com