Sunday, December 20, 2009

Thinking about family and sailing ships

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At Christmas time we think of our extended family and also those long gone, such as my Mum and Dad. The other day I was walking past the Polly Woodside sailing ship in the Yarra near the place where I visited the Parliament of the World Religions. The sight of this ship reminded me of my Dad's stories of sailing ships as his father, Charlie Lay, was a Mate on the Loch Line ships when he was young. Dad's stories were about the Flying Dutchman on an iceberg, and lots of adventures told to him as a child and then passed on to us. My father was a great story-teller - tales of the sea and tales of the wool track.

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