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G'DAY -Long time since i'v been in MyBloggers, was looking up a W C Beerworth and a blog on mybloggers from 2002 came up so i thought i'd pop in and say hello.

Alls well in my neck of the woods, at 81 i'm going easy, no doctors only the podiatrist who are doing a great job in saving an infected toe that looked like being removed, the medication that i was put on was worse than the toe but it worked and its healed. still on 8 tablets a day most for the heart and only i prednisalone for the lost eye , luckily i am now on the free list until the new year so no more chemist bills of $6.80 a pop.

Have been passing the time typing and printing my memories down and am about to post to a magazine that pays if they print any that are suitable,here's one back in the 70s


Was working the slow mixed train out of Marree, after coupling up and waiting for a brake check I went into the the single carriage to collect passengers tickets, only 3 people, a white drover and an aboriginal couple it was easy to see that they had been drinking out of a flagon of wine, looking at their tickets the couple were getting off at Oodnadatta the drover at Alice springs . Getting the all clear from the brake examiner I gave the green light to the train driver and we set off.
The first stop was Wangianna to unload stores , and when walking past the carriage the drover was thrown out of the window, he got up and headed for the steps , and went back in with me after him, inside I told them all to sit down and asked what was going on, the aboriginal told me that the drover was assaulting his sister and demanding sex so i hit him and threw him out , fair enough I thought to my self and told them any more trouble and that I would get stuck into them with my hand lamp , also told the drover to sit at one end of the carriage. When I reported to the train controller I told him what had happened , received my train order and departed .
My next stop was Curdimurka, on arrival and the train had stopped I found the work gang standing by with pickaxe handles, they had heard me talking to control and decided to give the drover a lesson in behaviour , a bit of fast talking and I managed to calm them down .

posted on Aug 2, 2018 9:55 PM ()


Cheers and best wishes to you, Kevin. Love your adventures!
comment by marta on Aug 5, 2018 11:08 AM ()
ty marta
reply by kevinshere on Aug 6, 2018 5:45 PM ()
doctor says i might make 100 yet
comment by kevinshere on Aug 3, 2018 6:59 PM ()
So was that a typical day at work, where someone flies out a window? I need to read more of this, pretty wild.
comment by drmaus on Aug 3, 2018 12:25 PM ()
read the ghost story one about two gaurds back in the steam days --- it became a legend
reply by kevinshere on Aug 3, 2018 6:57 PM ()
Yes, us old folks and our meds--I take 11 different ones--as my Doc keeps saying I am paying for my wild youth (but I enjoyed it!) LOL
comment by greatmartin on Aug 3, 2018 9:08 AM ()
i've had a good life and no regrets
reply by kevinshere on Aug 3, 2018 6:58 PM ()
Kevin, it is good to hear from you and read your colorful memories. I am glad your health is as good as can be expected.
comment by elderjane on Aug 3, 2018 3:33 AM ()

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