|Photographs and story by June McPherson|
One thing to come out of all the sadness of losing my Mother last March has been going through all of Mum's things. I wouldn't say she was a hoarder as everything had a place but I'm just amazed at some of the things from my childhood she kept, including this 'pearler', a book called "The Jolly Swagman".
Poor little Jenny and Sue look like the saddest little girls around and oh to be surprised that Mr and Mrs Pepper's house had been burnt.
This is where 'Clancy' the swagman just so happens to pop up and knows of some gold buried somewhere so they set off to find it to help Mr and Mrs Pepper. (Yeah, a likely story Clancy. You're after the gold yourself.)
The poor little black faced sheep were probably wondering what the hell that was standing before them.
|Funny how small Clancy is at ground level and then all of a sudden its at the same level as the horse's head!|
"Do you know where the river is?"
"Yes, you are almost there," answered the horse, "down at the bottom of my paddock near the trees. It's the river where I drink."
"Oh, thank you" called the excited three searchers.
|The worst case of hat hair on Clancy I've ever seen!|
|The gold was found and delivered to Mr and Mrs Pepper by Clancy and they all set off on their merry way.|
I'm linking up with a Cooker and a Looker and her Australia Day linky party.