It was on the school run that we heard that someone was 104 today.
So the family comments ‘ they must have been alive in WW1.’
Yes & some would have been your age that went of to WW1.
Did they return &.I reflect on how I would be if that tragedy was to occur to us.
We would be devastated..
So ANZAC day allows us to reflect & take our minds off ourselves & the present trivia & trite stuff.
I know my father really struggled on his return from 6 years service in WW2.
As I read I've always struggled with Anzac Day. I worry that it feels like a jingoistic celebration of war and doesn't allow for critical commentary.
We drive past a Andrew Ave so named after a young Andrew Clarke who lived on the street who did not return
I have run through the Avenue of trees that were planted in Yeronga Memorial park.
Through the Memorial Gates
Yes remembering those 72 local men who died in World war 1.
Hence Honor Avenue lined with alternating Fig & Flame trees with memorial plagues for each Fallen soldier.
Students from the neighbouring State School tend each tree.
the Cenotaph which was built to remember the Fallen.
The local protest when the council & architect wanted their names there.
They were removed.
Rosemary planted as it argues the rosemary helps the memory.
We have driven up the Avenue of trees that are planted in Albany WA to remember all those ANZACs who left from there in WW1.
How many such Avenues are there in Australia?
Yes there are Memorials with names in too many cities, towns & suburbs.
And this would be worldwide.
So today lets maximise the moment & be grateful & celebrate that life is perhaps too good here thanx to those heroes from the past.
Let’s have some more gratitude & positivity.
Certainly happiness & more joy.
As my father taught maths for 40 years then as others do I followed in his footsteps. I did teach high school maths for 13 years as I traveled & taught in 4 countries.
As many teachers do I wondered what it would be like working in another field.
I plunged into financial services which those days meant a manual rate book & my first sale was a 100K life & TPD cover & the premium was 33P.m. & fortunately the client Michael didn't need the cover which he kept for 20 years.
The best years in my life have been in the last 15 years as I have been the limousine driver for the family & dropped them off & picked them up most days of the week.
This has given us all to have great chats both ways as we are sitting side by side talking from the serious to the ridiculous.
I am also harking back now to our maths teaching & helping the family with their maths study when asked. The basics haven't changed & we all feel good when a small or big answer is found.
So for 34 years I have been sitting side by side with clients & assisting them solving their financial problems incrementally. I have over the last few years been helping them with a simple test.
'What would i do if it was my financial problem'?
Yes we are a very small business & so we like to look after the little guy as i am one. i have always been non aligned which is aligned to my political views of non aligned and libertarian. note our dealer is not owned by any institution & we avoid all the big boys whenever possible.
I still enjoy teaching & every teacher wants their student to pass.
Yes more often.
Ps Our 'wellness' is a core belief of ours as great health is a core need for all.
This morning somehow I watched the last round of the Masters golf.
Why I don’t know but maybe because of other golf tragics who I know do & hence maybe I should.
So we watched ‘Patrick Reed holds off epic final-round US Masters charges by Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler to win by a single stroke’.
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Hello again Mark and Naomi,
Below are contact details for John McAuliffe (phone 07 3848 1088), to whom I regularly refer my General Insurance clients who want to have their Life Insurance, Personal Superannuation or Income Protection Insurance (Accident/Sickness) needs reviewed.
Also, John is a General Insurance client of mine and has been for many years. John frequently refers his clients to me, and I have been referring my clients to John for almost twenty years now.
I have the utmost faith in John's professionalism, business knowledge and general honesty and trustfulness.
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Over those long ago Christmas holidays we had the car windscreen cracked & it needed to be replaced.
After some research we found Jason who was able to replace it for less than the car insurance.
However with the old window out went the little ticket that Greg our mechanic sticks onto the windscreen.
This is a little nudge to remind us that it is time for the car to be ‘reviewed’ again.
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