Archive for May 7th, 2011

Smoke alarms, strange dreams and mother’s day

Hi John,

I knew I forgot to write about something last night, but couldn’t work it out for the life of me. That is until you read out the email after mine which was about smoke detectors.

You mentioned your very sensitive smoke detector last night, and it reminded me of the smoke detector in my Nanny’s house. This was just outside the kitchen door and was very sensitive, so she usually cooked with the kitchen door closed, however even when she did this, all she had to do was open that door and the smoke alarm would go off. It would also go off if she opened the oven door when she was cooking a roast. I was quite young at the time and while it didn’t scare me, I didn’t like the noise at all, and wondered why the alarm wasn’t in a better position.

Also John, I had a very strange dream last night which I thought might interest you. In the dream I was driving north from the NSW south coast with some relatives and we had the AFL on the radio, which was being called by Rex Hunt. We were driving up a hill when we realised that we had reached Indonesia and there was an airport on the other side of the hill. The cockpit of a plane was separated from the rest of a plane and was on the right hand side of the road, and everyone in the car commented that this seemed a bit unusual.

Once we got to the top of the hill, a plane flew overhead and the runway was visible, however there was a tree before the runway so the plane had to suddenly change direction, and landed in a paddock to the left of the airport. Just then, the car started levitating, and the dream ended.

I hope you have a good mother’s day with Rhonda today. Nattie (the little fluffy dog) and I will be making a trip to the bakery today to get some apple pies with cream for Mum.

Regards, Samuel Gordon-Stewart Canberra

May 7th, 2011 at 09:40pm

POW payments

Good morning John,

Well it sure is getting cold now, I had to scrape ice off my windscreen after work this morning. Welcome to winter I think.

In regards to the payments to our surviving prisoners of war, well it’s about time. I think the reasons it hasn’t happened to date are twofold. Firstly, the Whitlam government was an anti-war ggovernment, so of course they would refuse to pay special amounts to our soldiers. Once that stigma wore off, I think governments just waited until there weren’t many POWs left so that it wouldn’t cost much.

I hope you had a wonderful time on the cruise yesterday.

Regards, Samuel Gordon-Stewart Canberra

May 7th, 2011 at 03:27am


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