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pandora 18th January 2019 05:12 AM

Local Legends

You know you're getting desperate when you start shooting memorials'.
Taken on this morning's walk with the XZ-2 and camera phone combo!

The light fantastic
What does it say about the Aussie psyche: A footballer cast in bronze - An Australian WWII War Hero gets a laser cut photo *shrug
George Mawby Ingram 1859- 1951 * Died at Hastings, Victoria, Australia

IPWheatley 18th January 2019 05:55 AM

Re: Local Legends
In answer to your question, it says a lot. In this day and age of total mediocraty we all need heroes. People to look up to. To admire and respect. My two are Bobby Moore, the greatest player ever to have worn the shirt. The second is my grandfather, who served in the Great War, and was badly wounded, resulting in him being robbed of a promising career in sport. He was a very talented footballer and cricketer who would almost certainly have gone on to make his mark in whichever one he chose. Quite simply, I worshipped him. I enjoyed your post very much, thank you Mark, regards, Ian W.

pandora 18th January 2019 07:36 AM

Re: Local Legends
You are right, Ian. in this day and age we do need heroes to admire and respect to offset all the bad guys in society, although I am not a fan of sport. You might be surprised to hear that my contemporary heroine is Theresa May for reasons outlined in the Brexit (sic) thread, Pages 228, 229, 230. Well, if I have a personal WWI hero it would be my mother's teenage sweetheart, one Leslie Anson Drake who at age 19 volunteered like many other young Australians did. I am very touched by a small cameo photo mum sent me before she died, of one Leslie Anson Drake to whom she waved goodbye when he and her brother sailed for the Middle East in 1916. On the back of the photo she wrote "I knew that I would never see him again, he was killed on the battlefields of France, but my brother survived."

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