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.