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Beyond The Dead Cabinet

Avast, me hearties! Last week, mustering my best online pirate impression, I invited you to accompany me on a quest for hidden treasure …

Beyond The Dead Cabinet. 1,632 more words


ANZAC - for my Grandad

Every ANZAC day I think of You; I remember you getting up at some god forsaken hour, ironing your ‘tweeds’, getting your medals together and heading off to the local RSA, ready for the dawn parade. 142 more words


Another Loose End

Yesterday we started moving my grandfather into his new apartment. He’s downsizing from their three bedroom house which he was living in alone since my grandmother was placed in a nursing home. 526 more words


Far Away and Long Ago

Transcript of a memoir by our Grandfather Hugh McCubbin, about his memory of the Anzac Landing at Gallipoli on April 25, 1915:

FAR AWAY AND LONG AGO by Hugh McCubbin… 805 more words


Saying Goodbye

My grandfather passed away Wednesday. He went in for back surgery and had a heart attack. The surgery went well, but something happened when he went to walk afterwards and it created a blood clot that stopped his heart. 1,288 more words



No May will be the same, perched with
legs barely pretzeled against round earth belly;
I am waiting for your glorious arrival, curtained in sweat… 170 more words