Tuesday, January 20, 2015
It is surely supremely obvious that a memoirs blog should be concerned with memories. And I have been doing a bit of remembering recently.
Some of my memories are quite sad: Half of the persons I have known are dead. The death of the very vital Chris Tame, for instance, I find hard to cope with. And rather a lot of others.
But I have recently found that reaching back into my past can be very rewarding. I recently re-established contact with Jason M. -- from about 20 years ago in my past. And Jason is undoubtedlty a gem of a man.
So I wonder a little about those I went to school with. I got on rather well with several of my fellow students at Cairns State High. I think I got on best with Peter Cook, Graeme Stevens and Geoffrey O'Callaghan. But how do you contact a Peter Cook via Google? The comedian of that name overwhelms you. More hope with Graeme (if that is the spelling. Graham?) and I know his family ran Lake Placid at the time.
And what about Loren Gane -- known by some as "Gane with the lame tame crane". He was a bit of an outsider but I got on well with him. He lived in Pruett (Prewett?) lane at the time. And last I heard he studied for a Th.L. at the St. Francis Anglican seminary at Milton and got into some trouble.
Even fellow students I did not gell with at the time would be interesting to contact --"Marble", for instance, (Keith Crosland).
Another old friend I would like to get in contact with is Michael Crowley of Tasmania, a fellow psychology student at Uni Syd in 1968. Michael is a very caring man but got into trouble over an affair with a lady aged just 15. A year later he would have been in the clear. So I hold nothing against him. He and I both had affairs with the redoubtable Mavis K. And he married an ex-girlfriend of mine, the delightful Elizabeth T.!
Maybe Google will get these comments to some useful place.