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shadowen On June 15, 2020

Bunyip Bend, Australia
#571New Post! Apr 24, 2020 @ 19:32:31

I saw a kid marchin’ with medals on his chest.
He marched alongside Diggers marching six abreast.
He knew that it was ANZAC Day - he walked along with pride.
He did his best to keep in step with the Diggers by his side.

And when the march was over the kid was rather tired.
A Digger said “Whose medals, son?” to which the kid replied:
“They belong to daddy, but he did not come back.
He died up in New Guinea on a lonely jungle track”.

The kid looked rather sad then and a tear came to his eye.
The Digger said “Don’t cry my son and I will tell you why.
Your daddy marched with us today - all the blooming way.
We Diggers know that he was there - it’s like that on ANZAC Day”.

The kid looked rather puzzled and didn’t understand,
But the Digger went on talking and started to wave his hand.
“For this great land we live in, there’s a price we have to pay
For we all love fun and merriment in this country where we live.
The price was that some soldier his precious life must give.

For you to go to school my lad and worship God at will,
Someone had to pay the price so the Diggers paid the bill.
Your daddy died for us my son - for all things good and true.
I wonder if you understand the things I’ve said to you”.

The kid looked up at the Digger - just for a little while
And with a changed expression, said, with a lovely smile:
“I know my dad marched here today - this is ANZAC Day.
I know he did. I know he did, all the bloomin’ way”.

- D. Hunter
shadowen On June 15, 2020

Bunyip Bend, Australia
#572New Post! May 17, 2020 @ 09:09:36
With Covid-19 restrictions easing just a little i took the chance to go for a drive with the misses. Enjoyed the sunshine and a bee sting in the park. Was just nice to be finally out of town.
shadowen On June 15, 2020

Bunyip Bend, Australia
#573New Post! May 19, 2020 @ 14:34:58
Over the past decade or so we have become way too reliant on China as an export market. China's using this fact to bully us for simply asking for an independent inquiry into all matters Covid-19. We need to take this opportunity to radically overhaul over foreign ownership laws and encourage export businesses to diversify.
shadowen On June 15, 2020

Bunyip Bend, Australia
#574New Post! May 19, 2020 @ 14:37:17
On China and it's no surprise that the usual figures on the Left are blaming our Federal government for China's appalling behaviour towards us. No surprise either that the treasurer in the Socialist state of Victoria is one who blames our government for China's actions.
shadowen On June 15, 2020

Bunyip Bend, Australia
#576New Post! May 21, 2020 @ 15:01:07
Wow. So the Andrews government is borrowing a further 25.5 billion dollars but won't tell us from who.
shadowen On June 15, 2020

Bunyip Bend, Australia
#577New Post! Jun 11, 2020 @ 13:48:20
Hmmm. The Queensland premier turns a blind eye to 30,000 people gathering and breaking all lock down rules, and then announces plans to allow flights in from NZ but not from anywhere in Australia. WTF
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