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Overnight stay means

Indulgences (somewhat tempered),

Dusty morning,

Early place in Showground entry queues.

We are near front. Success.

Crowd builds,

Queues turn to mobs

Crushing mobs. Relentless & uncaring.

Ten year old in terror

Eyes fearful, tearful.

In a flash,

Phil’s safe,

Astride the shoulders of

Giant-hearted Ian Elliott.*

Note:

* You’ll find Ian’s presence in a number of Short Memories, and he is an unnamed presence in many. He appears in a couple of the rotating heading banner photos … and he is in the class photo at Short Memory #70. Ian’s status in the Cowan family annals is one of legend – the story of Phil being rescued by Ian at the entry to the Sydney Led Zeppelin concert is told and retold.

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