Monday, 5 November 2012

The Struggle for happiness. plus Mug Punters.

Spare a thought for one charity that is not depending on food and medicine, It is Happiness and laughter at a time in a child's life when laughs are all but impossible to come by. For the 'Make-A-Wish' Foundation Charity, it is sobering to learn it is struggling to deliver the services it needs. So at this time of the year tailor made for splurging when you are having a flutter on 'Melbourne Cup day, why not make it an each way bet and send a bit of that dosh you are about lose to fill the wallet of some fat greasy Bookie; to the Make-A-Wish Foundation donation as well. That way no matter what happens at the Melbourne cup or even the Pommie Derby and not forgetting Uncle Sam's Kentucky(fried?) Derby, you know you will be backing a winner. ...................................................................................... To show your support, go to makeawish.org.au ....................................................................................... History: Melbourne Cup day Nov 1945. WW2 had recently expired and our ship had returned from the conflict in the pacific.I had arrived at the racecourse with friends who assisted me as I was still using crutches due a slight mishap. Told the bookie "Two Bob each way on "Rain bird" Also the name of a bloke on our ship, the bookie laughed and Say's "that horse is from South Australia and has just escaped from the knackers yard and it has a Sydney jockey you would move faster on crutches"......result.. First past the post at 12 to 1 was Rain bird with jockey 'Billy Cook' .....Now where have I heard that name before?

2 comments:

WALLY. said...

I always have a punt on the melbourne cup, its the aussie thing to do.

Eddie Jones. said...

Good Morning Les
Had a trip to london last week, ended up in
the maritime museum. Copied these photos of KGV, There is also a very
large model which must be all of 12 ft long. Ted jones
sturdee 183. Sorry if they are a bit large, i am looking for a
resizer