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Remember the 'six o'clock swill'? It's a miracle if you do!
"I have to confess that, lacking the discretionary powers regarding drinking, I developed later in life, I joined in with gusto!"
'It was a special moment when I was allowed to fly solo'
"That was the most thrilling and scary moment I have ever experienced in my life, but wonderful too -- because I survived it."
The guilty habits you have that drive others mad
It’s after 10am and the mail hasn’t arrived yet! Nothing too world shattering about that I guess, after all some...
'I remember when ice-cream was the most delicious thing I had ever tasted'
Growing up after the war may have been tough, but many will have some fond memories as children then.
'I'm not so sure the world is a better place'
We humans always seem to have an unhappy knack of not getting things right somehow.
Remember when we used to iron everything, including our undergarments
Those old cast iron units were surprisingly efficient at doing their job.
'I remember the thrill of riding on the tram'
Sadly, all the trams disappeared in about 1942, when the vast array of iron rails were torn up to be melted down...
How to deep think like an oldie and enjoy it
Oldies' brains are so packed with material that there isn’t a lot of room left in there to store the stuff that just happened.
'Canberra should forget Joyce's affair and get on with running the country'
"The saddest thing is the way our politicians eagerly grasp hold of any excuse to get on with their jobs."
Let's give our central and western states Aboriginal names
We move west and for some reason, everyone seems to have run out of ideas.
'The citizenship saga is blatant discrimination'
"I don’t suppose any political party wants to be accused of discrimination of any kind, and to attack the present eight members is discrimination."
We're a free country? Not if all the unelected bureaucrats can help it
"There's a vast army of government 'gurus' who we never elected but set policies dictating how we live," says community writer Brian.
Cold milk on cereal, warmth on your skin, and an arvo G&T
"It is a delight to be able to get out of bed again without sticking our hands under our armpits for warmth," Brian says.
'If I had designed humans, I would have done things differently'
The brain wouldn't be in the head, for starters.
In praise of the local pub, the home of affordable, fun times
Everyone tends to have their favourite establishment, and our community writer Brian is no different!
How I've revisited my childhood from halfway across the world
'The older I get, the more I yearn for the past.'
Father's Day wasn't always the meaningful celebration it is now
'The best thing is to at least enjoy it as a pleasant event, just as most others seem to do.'
Humans are supposedly intelligent, but evidence says otherwise
'We are still pretty primitive animals, and I guess there’s no cure for that!'
'The first signs of spring are here, and it couldn't come sooner'
'At our age, we don't handle the cold so well.'
Freezing winter's day brings back memories of wild Spain holiday
"We'd spend the full day sprawled on one of those banana lounges, the sun beating down on us."
AFL vs soccer: The verdict is in and it's a controversial one
Would a European import ever dare rate anything higher than the 'beautiful game'?
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