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    Posted: 23 Feb 2008 at 1:38am
Bit of a longish story but please bear with me.
 
Wife and I visited a favourite bookstore in Benalla today, and spent $98 on this and that, mainly Australiana and some 20th century world history.
 
As we left Cheryl noticed some free books outside and suggested we might as well have a look.  I noticed a very old thick hard-cover "Boys Own" type book and said I'd grab it as it reminded me of boyhood days when I read similar material. 
 
On examination it when we arrived home found an inscription inside the book cover: "To Dear Allan from Auntie Elvie".
 
You got it.  This was indeed a book, the book, that my mother's best friend (not really an auntie) had given to me in Melbourne sometime during the 1950's.  Perhaps lost or given away 50 years ago, here it was again in our lounge room.
 
Memories flooded, and indeed the odd tear in the eye.
 
Just thought I'd share the story with you, as I will with my sisters when we catch up in 10 days or so.
 
 
 
 
It's hard to soar with eagles...

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jolls Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Feb 2008 at 1:41am
Thats spooky
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great yarn, what are the odds on that hah
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does it read any better this time around RFF?
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Amazing story Runfer..
 
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Don't think the bookshop was too happy with you Runfer, without the inscription they would've been able to put it in the paying section LOL
Gotta admit it is a bit ' doo doo doo doo'
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