Pauline has often thought of recording the timeline of her life for her grandchildren. A history of the family told in short stories and memories. Two daughters and a grandchild are already prolific writers so she has strong encouragement to start the journey.
My father had an absolute horror of ‘getting your name in the paper’ so we were generally well behaved. I don’t know why he had this fear but it was the time of the Truth newspaper and any infraction including court cases and even divorce details were listed. This was also the time of conscription into the Army. Boy’s names were drawn from a ballot for three months military service. My brother was doing an apprenticeship so his boss applied for his conscription to be delayed. Even that was recorded in the ‘Court News’ in the Bay of Plenty Times. Dad was furious. You would have thought my brother had committed a crime.
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