Saturday April 20.
Up the NSW coast in Budgewoi where my Wife and I live together with our eldest Son Chris, We had planned our 160 kilometer journey so to arrive at a prescribed time in Grose vale near North Richmond NSW the residence of our Son Andrew .
First plan was for Chris to pick up serial prodigal son Tim at Hornsby station at 11am, Chris would be carrying in his vehicle all the music gear for the wedding, This was in jeopardy when Chris left a little late and Tim got peed off as he said he was freezing his balls off(It had been the coldest night of the year), to add to Tims misery I had to explain by phoning Tim that his brother Chris had phoned and said he would be even later as the battery in his vehicle had failed and was in a service station getting fixed up.
At the time I had just picked up my wife Rosemary from the Hair salon, and I needed to shave and shower, told wife to put all the clothes in the car and we would change on arrival if we ever got there, Rang Tim; told him I would pick him up at Hornsby Station in about one hour , much profanity from Tim who said he may go home. Rosemary remarked "that's good."
About five minutes from after the start of the journey it bucketed down like driving in a car wash for about 60 Kilometers, and was near where Chris was getting his vehicle fixed when he phoned us in the car and said he was on his way and would pick up Brother Tim: so I could go on to Grose Vale.
We arrived in North Richmond and were having lunch in a greasy spoon cafe, tried to ring Chris but the phone was out of funds. then borrowed a phone from the oriental cafe owner and was able to contact Chris who had picked up Tim after all, Tim shortly after joined us in the Cafe and Chris went on to set up the music gear, Tim was not at all happy all day and managed to create a scene late at night, Tim was shoved into a small caravan overnight and was picked up by Chris who took him home about an hour after we left at 8am today, the journey home was without incident and the weather was wonderfully warm and sunny.
Oh by the way the wedding went off fine, lots of guests who were eventually quiet about 3am this morning, when asked to comment about the wedding to the photographer and others I quoted ," It was about time" Samantha and Andrews daughter Charlotte and Andrews daughter Aleisha looked beautiful as did the bride and groom, and every thing went off nicely. the food in the main was The sucking pig and the Lamb on spits with seafood and other miscellaneous items.
On arrival home our Three animals(Two belonging to Tim) were highly delighted after their incarceration in the shed for 36 hours. Fini. Vest ...Back soon.
BTW Isn't it always nice to get home again to familiar surroundings and relax.
To advise that Vest (Les Bowyer) passed away this morning. Regards, Chris (Son).
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