Rodney revisited ~~ There are a few aboriginal houses around Shepparton, I live next to one of them. There have been several families come and go from there. The previous family
had about 7 children.
The two youngest were great friends of mine, lovely looking
kids who came in after school to say hello and get a biscuit or
two, or a lolly on occasion.
The little girl, about 5 used to say “Hello Old Lady” to me.
She meant it nicely, and I didn’t mind, I am an old lady!!
Peter has written the story About Rodney, about 7 at the time.
This particular day he got on my gate and started to swing on it. I said “Get off the gate Rodney” with no result, so I said
again “Get off the gate please Rodney”, still no result.
So I said “Rodney get off the b****y gate” He did and quickly pointed his finger at me and asked, “Are you a Christian?”
I said “Yes”, he said “Well Christians don”t swear.”
I said “Well if you had got off the b****y gate, I wouldn’t
have had to.” Rodney’s quick reply, “You did it again!!”
He and I remained friends until they moved to Melbourne.