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GRAND YEARS SPECIAL! A MEMORIAL TRIBUTE!

JACK EDEN – HE WAS “THE PHOTOGRAPHIC BIOGRAPHER” OF AUSTRALIAN SURFING HISTORY.

THIS IS TO MARK THE TALENT OF THE LATE JACK EDEN, ONE OF THE BEST SURF LENSMAN IN AUSTRALIA; PERHAPS THE WORLD. EDEN, LIKE MAX DUPAIN, “DEFINED AUSTRALIA” NOT IN 1930s, AS DUPAIN DID, BUT IN 1960s. JACK, WITH SOME COLLEAGUES, FOUNDED SURFABOUT IN 1963. I JOINED THE NEW MAGAZINE FROM THE SECOND ISSUE AS EDITOR. I DISCOVERED THAT HE WAS NOT ONLY A GOOD FRIEND BUT, FOR NEARLY 60 YEARS, HE WAS MY BEST MATE.

EDEN SURFABOUT REVISITED COLLECTION, WHICH TAKES IN THE FIRST WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN 1964, ALLOWS US, IF ONLY MOMENTARILY, TO REVIVE THOSE PRECIOUS AND UNFORGETTABLE MEMORIES OF OUR PAST. YES, HE WAS A SUPERB CRAFTSMAN. JACK DIED ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2019. EARLY OCTOBER, HIS ASHES  WERE SCATTERED AT CRONULLA BEACH  BY A GROUP OF WELL-KNOWN SURFERS.

THE ABOVE PHOTOGRAPH OF MIDGET FARRELLY, FIRST WORLD CHAMPION, MANLY 1964, FROM THE SURFABOUT REVISITED COLLECTION. PHOTO: JACK EDEN.

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FLASHBACK, 1960s: Belly boards put you in good physical condition –they still do!

PAIPO BOARDS AT FULL FLIGHT. PHOTO: JACK EDEN IN 1964.

LEE  TINGLE, AUSTRALIA’S TOP RIDER, BODYBOARD, IN HALEIWA, HAWAII. PHOTO: JACK EDEN IN 1964.

BELLY BOARDS GOT THEIR REAL START ON THE SURF SCENE IN THE 1960s. THEY, TOO, HAVE THE THRILLS AND COMPLEXIBITY OF SURFBOARD RIDING.

JACK EDEN      

ADAPTED BY FRANK MORRIS

THE BELLY BOARDS ARE HERE! THEY’RE THE SAME SHAPE AS THE PAIPO BOARD BUT THEY PROVIDE AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT RIDE.

Belly boards, which have amazing speed and manoeuvrability are becoming exceedingly popular. They are cheaper than conventional surfboards and they combine the thrills of both body and, to a certain degree, surfboard riding.

Laminated wood or foam, measuring 2 ft by 3 ft, the board consists of two skegs, as part of the vessel keel. The people who follow this segment of surfing are in good physical condition.

A top-notch surfboarder, has become a top belly board rider. He has given up his surfboard to concentrate on mastering the art of this sport.

He rides a larger board than usual, which enables him to set further inside the wave and his take-off point is much further back than is normally the case.

On the whole, this rider is quite a character and is well-known for his rough-house tactics. He thinks nothing of elbowing anyone from the wave, which he considers rightly belongs to him.

THEY SLIP DOWN THE FACE OF THE WAVE IN A MANNER OF A STONE RICOCHETING ACROSS A POND. IT’S TAKES REAL STAMINA TO BE A BELLY BOARD RIDER.

The Paipo board is at times called the belly board. This is incorrect. The Paipo is an entirely different type of board.

It is saucer-shaped, sometimes made of plywood; or balsa, covered with fibreglass. The name Paipo is derived from the Hawaiian word, Paepae.

The interpretation Belly boards or Paipo’s simply means it’s a ‘body-planning’ board. Any type of surf is acceptable to the various riders of these boards. At Waimea, Hawaii, on some of the big-wave days, these board-riders can be seen free-falling so fast that they skip down the face of the wave in a manner of a stone ricocheting across a pond.

To be a successful belly board rider, one must be a strong swimmer in top physical condition. It takes real stamina to be a belly board rider.

Nothing but good can come out of this different facet of surfing. Females, too, are taking kindly to the sport. American Candy Calhoun has become an expert in this phase of surfing.

So, it’s out with the belly boards and head to where the big waves are roaring in.

<< SURFABOUT MAGAZINE, VOL 3, NO 1., 1960s.

COMING: How Jack’s pictures were taken! Surfaction, a column Jack Eden penned for the Sunday Mirror in mid 1970s. The newspaper is now defunct.

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NINETY NOT OUT! MARJORIE JACKSON, THE CHAMPION SPRINTER, MBE, AND FORMER GOVERNOR OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA, HAS TURNED 90. MARJORIE HAD THE HONOUR OF BECOMING THE FIRST AUSTRALIAN WOMAN TO WIN AN OLYMPIC GOLD TRACK AND FIELD MEDAL IN 1952. SHE MARRIED OLYLMPIC CYCLIST PETER NELSON IN 1953.
HOW TIME FLIES. IT’S 20 YEARS SINCE TWO PASSENGER PLANES PLOUGHED INTO THE WORLD TRADE CENTRE. TWO OTHERS PLANES CRASHED THE SAME DAY -- INTO THE PENTAGON AND A FIELD IN PENNSYLVANIA. ALMOST 3000 PEOPLE WERE KILLED. IT WAS A DAY THAT THE WORLD STOOD STILL.

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FLASHBACK: SURFING SIXTIES: “Surfabout Revisited Collection” was the first of its kind!

AN EVOCATIVE IMAGE OF SURFER GARRY BIRDSALL, SLUMPED AGAINST HIS OLD 1948 MORRIS TOURER, WITH SURFBOARDS POKING OUT THE BACK. HE DIDN’T KNOW IT THEN,  BUT HE WAS STEPPING INTO SURFING HISTORY. SAID JACK: IT IS “0NE THE MOST POIGNANT SHOTS OF THE EXHIBITION”.

HISTORIC PRINTS OF THE SURFING  SIXTIES WHEN CHAMPIONS BECAME LEGENDS.

FRANK MORRIS

THE SURFING SIXTIES, A NOSTALGIC DREAM THAT WE MUST KEEP ALIVE. THE SIXTIES WAS A DECADE OF PEACE AND LOVE, GENTLENESS AND COMPLACENCY AND SHOCK.

IT WAS “A TIME WHEN ALL THE WRONGS OF SOCIETY SEEMED, FOR A BRIEF MOMENT, TO BE CUREABLE”, OPINED A LEADING HISTORIAN.

THAT’S WHEN AUSTRALIA BEGAN TO FLEX ITS SPORTING MUSCLE IN THE POST-WAR YEARS; BUT IT DIDN’T TAKE LONG FOR AUSTRALIANS TO MAKE THEIR PRESENCE FELT ON THE WORLD STAGE.

AUSTRALIA SHOWED SPORTING NATIONS THAT THEY WERE THERE TO BE COUNTED.

ENTER THE 1960S: A GROUND-BREAKING DECADE FOR AUSTRALIA  IN ANOTHER SPORT, WHICH HAD BEEN PRIMARILY THE DOMAIN OF HAWAIIANS -- SURF-RIDING.

YES, IT WAS THE SURFING SIXIES AND AUSTRALIA HAD CRASHED THE WAVES BARRIER.

JACK SET TO PUTTING TOGETHER  50-ODD STUNNING BLACK AND WHITE SHOTS FROM THE ARCHIVES AS THE BASS OF THE SURFABOUT REVISITED COLLECTION, WHICH HERALDED THE BEGINNING OF  THE SURFING REVOLUTION.

IT WAS WHEN AUSTRALIA CAME OF AGE ON THE WAVES.  IT WAS, INDEED, A BLAST FROM THE GLORIOUS PART; IT WAS AN EXHIBITION THAT GOT TO THE COALFACE OF THE PERIOD – THE SURFING SIXTIES.

IT WAS SAID THE JACK EDEN’S SURFABOUT REVISITED COLLECTION, ONE OF FIRST IN AUSTRALIA, IN NOT THE WORLD, WOULD BE PRESERVED FOR ALL TIME.

IT TURNED OUT TO BE AN IMPRESSIVE START TO AN HISTORIC FUTURE FOR AUSTRALIAN SPORT OF SURFING.

JACK HAS BEEN LAUDED FOR HIS PHOTOGRAPHY. THE FACT THE HIS SUPERB SHOTS WERE  BACK-LIT, GIVING THE COLLECTION THAT ‘CALIFORNIA’ TOUCH, WHICH WOULD STIR THE EMOTION. EVERYBODY COULD FEEL IT.

ALSO,THE LIFESTYLE, THE FASHION AND THE LEGENDS WHO STRUCK GOLD IN THE SIXTY, ARE STILL SURFING; OR PASSED ON.

THE SURFBOARDS HAVE ALTERED THEIR SHAPE. THE EVOLUTION OF OLD-STYLE “SOLID” HAS PASSED THROUGH HEAPS OF  SIGNIFICANT MODIFICATIONS. THEY HAVE BECOME MORE ELEGANT, MORE PURPOSEFUL.

IT HAD BEEN SAID THROUGH THE YEARS THAT THE SURFABOUT REVISITED COLLECTION WAS THE ONE IN AUSTRALIA, PERHAPS THE WORLD, WHICH WOULD BE PRESERVED FOR ALL TIME. THIS WAS A  “NEVER TO BE REPEATED PIONEER PERIOD” IN A NATION’S SURFING LIFE.

THE SURFING SIXTIES GAVE IMAGE, SOUND AND A NEVER-TO-FORGOTTEN LIFESTYLE LIKE NO ERA BEFORE OR SINCE. THEY ARE STILL WITH US IN SOME FORM OR ANOTHER.

THE COLLECTION WAS HERALDED AS A TRIUMPH; AN EXAMPLE OF “LIVING HISTORY” THAT BECAME A WORK OF ART”.

WHAT ABOUT THE CHAMPIONS? THEY HAVE BECAME LEGENDS.

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They were “stoked”: Critics acclaim historic surfing prints collection

MAIL-OUTS FROM THE RESPECTIVE GALLERY.

NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINE WRITERS, AND TV PRODUCERS WANTED JACK TO TALK ABOUT THE SURFING SIXTIES AND THE CHAMPIONS THAT BECAME SURFING LEGENDS.

FRANK MORRIS

JACK EDEN’S SURFABOUT REVISITED COLLECTION, AN AUSTRALIA-WIDE EXHIBITION – AND THE UK, AT CORNWALL --  HAS  BEEN ACCLAIMED BY ALL SECTIONS OF MEDIA. MORE THAN 100,000 PATRONS WHO WERE PART OF THE SURFING SIXTIES CAME TO SEE IT.

NO DOUBT, ONE OF THE COLLECTION’S MAIN DRAWCARDS, APART FROM THE GALAXY OF HISTORIC IMAGES OF THE SURFING SIXTIES, WERE THE SURFING LEGENDS.

HOW DID THIS EVENT GET OFF THE GROUND?

“SUDDENLY, EVERYBODY WANTED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE SIXTIES”, I WROTE IN THE EXHIBITION BROCHURE, A TIME CAPSULE IN PRINT. SAYS JACK: “THE EXPLOSION OF INTEREST IN THE EXHIBITION THESE PAST EIGHTEEN MONTHS HAS BEEN PHENOMENAL”.

EDEN REGARDS THE SIXTIES AS SURFING’S “GOLDEN ERA”.

MIDGET FARRELLY WAS THE SEED FROM WHICH THIS CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED COLLECTION GREW. JACK EXPLAINS: “HE RANG ME AND SAID, ‘JACK, DON’T YOU REALISE THAT YOU ARE THE RECORDER OF OUR SURFING HISTORY?’ “THAT’S HOW THE EXHIBITION GOT STARTED”.

WHAT A PORTION OF THE CRITICS SAID ABOUT JACK EDEN’S SURFABOUT REVISITED COLLECTION:
“THE FOUNDING FATHER OF AUSTRALIAN SURFING PHOTOGRAPHY”. – MATTEW ARNEY AND ALIX WADE, UK MEDIA ORGANISTION.

“LUCKILY, JACK EDEN CAUGHT THE MAJOR PLAYERS OF THIS ERA ON BLACK AND WHITE FILM. HIS PRECISION IMAGES CONVEY THE UNIQUENESS OF A NEVER TO BE REPEATED PIONEER PERIOD IN AUSTRALIAN SURFING LIFE”. -- MIDGET FARRELLY, LEGENDARY SURFER AND FIRST WORLD CHAMPION.
“… STOKED WITH THE CHARITY OF PHOTOS DEPICTING MY CHILDHOOG HEROES”. – ANDY MAC, PRIME TV AND SEA FM SURF REPORTER.

“ … A HUMAN TIME MACHINE”. – NEIL RIDGWAY, TRACK MAGAZINE.

“… MAGIC PHOTOGRAPHS …” JOANNA RAMAGE, TRACKS MAGAZINE.

THE SURF, PUBLISHED FROM 1917 UNTIL 1918, WAS A ROARING SUCCESS, IS CREDITED AS AUSTRALIA AND THE WORLD’S FIRST “SURFING MAGAZINE”. IT’S NEVER BEEN DISPUTED. AS FAR AS PUBLICITY GOES, THE FRONT PAGE WAS GIVEN READILY TO A GIRL-RIDER (NO NAME) RIDING AN AQUAPLANE, WHICH IS TOWED BEHIND BY A BOAT.

“EDEN’S EXHIBITION CAPTURES THE FLAVOUR OF THE PERIOD WITH EVOCATIVE IMAGES OF SURFING GREAT”. – KEVEN MEADOW. THE AUSTRALIAN.

“THE COLLECTION CAPTURES THE ESSENCE OF THE ‘60S SURFING EXPERIENCE”. – SIMON BLOCKTY. -- HERALD-SUN.

“EXTRAORDINARY .. OUTSTANDING COLLECTION … WONDERFUL EXHIBITION”. – STEPPING OUT, NORTHERN BEACH WEEKENDER.

“TOP SURFING SHOTS.” – GOLD COAST SUN.

“SUPER SNAPS OF SURFING GOLDEN ERA … BRILLANT”. – ST GEORGE LEADER.

“A REMARKABLE INSIGHT … YOU COULD ALMOST FEEL THE SUNSHINE BEAMING OUT OF THE BLACK AND WHITE IMAGES”. – ANTHONY WILSON, THE WESTERN REVIEW.

“SURF’S GARDEN OF EDEN…” – DIANA TAYLOR, DAILY TELEGRAPH MIRROR.

“CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD”. – HEATHER SMITH, SYDNEY MORNING HERALD.

“OLD SURFERS NEVER DIE … EDEN IS PROOF THAT SURFING IS NOT MERELY PART OF YOUTH CULTURE”. – IAN VERRENDER, SYDNEY MORNING HERALD.

“IT WAS ONE OF JEWEL IN OUT CROWN”. – SURFWORLD, TORQUAY, VICTORIA.

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Bisso, the surfing cartoonist …

“LOOK OUT! HERE COMES ANOTHER ONE”, SAID THE FIRST FISHERMAN. ILLUSTRATION: SURFABOUT, 1965.

NEXT: BACK TO THE BATAVIA TRAGEDY, ETC.

THE NEXT ISSUE OF GRAND YEARS WILL BE PUBLISHED ON OCTOBER 8.

Posted in: Grand Years with Frank Morris at 23 September 21

The Batavia tragedy – 1. Historians say it was a savage, violent scene

GRAVEYARDS, ONE OF MANY THAT EXISTED ON THE TINY ISLAND, WHERE THE UNFORTUNATE CORPSES WERE BURIED.

HANG THEM, HANG THEM! THE BATAVIA TRAGEDY OFF WESTERN AUSTRALIA, WAS THE SCENE OF ONE OF THE BLOODIEST INCIDENTS IN OUR HISTORY. HANDS WERE CUT OFF, WOMEN RAPED THEN MURDERED.

ONE OF THE SAVAGE EXECUTIONS THAT TOOK THE PLACE ON THE ISLAND.

FRANCISCO PELSAERT AND ARAEN JACOBSZ WERE COMPLETE OPPOSITES. PELSAERT, A FINE BONED MAN; JACOBSZ, A BRAWLER.

ADAPTED BY FRANK MORRIS

For thousands of years the small group of islands and reefs 80 kilometres off Geraldton, West Australia, had known only the cry of sea-birds and the grunting of seals.

Unadorned sods, swept by the wind, which had last known land as it passed over Africa, had savoured a sort of peace from this savage environment. But the coming of the European finished that within a few years of their discovery.

The Houtman Abrolhos were the scene of the one of the bloodiest incidents in Australia’s history; and one of the most savage mutinies and massacres on record.

It was here, just before dawn, on the morning of June 4, 1629, that the pride of the Dutch East India Company, Batavia, ran aground on-route from Holland to Batavia, now Jakarta. In the weeks that followed, many of the 301 passengers and crew drowned, died of starvation, or thirst.

But these wretched victims were fortunate in view of what was to follow.

Power, that word which carried bloodlust, was seized by a group of the survivors who embarked on an orgy of murder, rape and terror which has rarely been equalled. In the bloodlust which overcame them, at least 125 people, including children, were murdered..

More survived, only by fleeing to the other islands and fighting a desperate series of skirmishes to save their lives.
Total annihilation of all who opposed the mutineers was saved in the most dramatic fashion by the arrival of a rescue ship; and even then, the bloodletting did not cease. Justice to the mutineers was swift and savage.

THERE WERE MANY INVOLVED IN ROLES, EITHER FOR GOOD OR BAD. FURTHER RESEARCH HAS SHOWN THE BLAME LAY WITH THE SHIP’s UNDER-MERCHANT, DUTCHMAN JERONIMUNS CORNELISZ.

Torture, hangings and death as a result of the awful punishments meted out continued on the island. Those mutineers not dealt with at the scene of their crimes were taken to Batavia where punishment there was equally swift and severe.

But all the horror was to come.

When Batavia left Texel, Holland, on October 28, 1628, with two other vessels bound for Batavia, the port after which she was named. The Batavia was the newest and most magnificent ship of her time to sail for the Indies.

She was 140 ft long, a big ship by the standards of the day, 40 ft in beam, and 40 ft from deck to keel. Batavia could carry than 600 tons of cargo and more than 300 soldiers, crew and passengers were crowded aboard.

Although many people were involved in roles, either for good or bad later, the whole tragedy could be traced to the relationship of five key characters.

They were the Commander, Francisco Pelsaert; the skipper, Araen Jacobsz; an under-merchant, Jeronimuns Cornelisz; and, inevitably, two women – Lucretia van de Mylen and her maid, Zwaantie Hendrix.

Lucretia was the beautiful young wife of a company official who was going out to join her husband.

It was then practice on the Dutch Indies ships for the senior man, the commander, to be a senior merchant rather than a mariner. Under him was the skipper, responsible for the navigation and running of the ship.

Pelsaert and Jacobsz were complete opposites.

<< Australian Studies, Middle Park, Victoria.

NEXT: From the moment the Batavia left Holland it was doomed.

THE ORGANISER OF THE ICONIC BATAVIA TRAGEDY WAS SAID TO BE THE DUCTHMAN JERONIMUNS CORNELISZ WHO TURNED OUT TO BE A REAL NON-COMFORMIST. 

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OLD-STYLE BILLYCARTS: Here are some of the stories!

THEY’RE OFF! A TEAM OF BILLYCARTS, NEARLY ALL WITH BALL-BEARING WHEELS, FROM THE 1930s.

ADAPTED BY FRANK MORRIS

Backyard treasures come in all shape, styles, and sizes!

To come across a billycart built circa 1900 to 1930, is not as simple as it appears.

Some were all hand-made; while others were built in toy factories. By today’s standards many of them, if they still exist, would be suffering from old age.

Billycarts, in Unreliable Memoir by Clive James, shows how he dealt with the exploits at going down the ‘dreaded’ Billycart Hill. It both hilarious and funny. James, in 1949, was age ten.

Australian billycarts were used as early as the 1880s. They were either literally drawn by a billygoat – hence  Australian name 'billycart'- or small two wheeled hand carts for which the name billycart had already become a generic term.

Billycart is also an Australian variation of the English goat cart which, like the dog cart, was originally an 18th and 19th century form of animal propelled cart.

OPEN ROAD-IOO YEARS: CARAVANNING SURGED IN POPULARITY DURING THE 195Os AND 60s. THE EVOLUTION OF THE ROAD TRIP BECAME A WAY TO LIVE.

A later development - the mail cart - was a two wheeled vehicle designed to be pulled by children as a plaything.
Billycart racing (with goats) became a popular pastime for Australian children in the 1920s and thirties.  There are photographs of 1920s featuring boys riding on the back of goats and children in billycarts on the streets of Rockhampton, Queensland.

Billycart racing is still a sporting pastime in Australian. They were also popular in the US, with families from all levels of society.

You have to be a specialist in keeping track of yesterday’s junk exhibitions and antiques dealers. “The historical value of some of the humble objects is worth a lot of money. With Frank Morris.

NEXT: A FEW CHANGES ARE MADE TO A BILLYCART.

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SLEEP EASY: Tossing and turning -- getting a good night’s sleep is not everyone’s cup of tea!

YOUNG ADULTS WHO GET VERY LITTLE SLEEP ARE MORE LIKELY TO BECAME MENTALLY ILL, ACCORDING TO A STUDY.

FRANK MORRIS

ACCORDING TO A RECENT STUDY, LACK OF SLEEP COULD HAVE OVER 20,000 PEOPLE AGED BETWEEN 17 AND 24 LINKED TO METAL ILLNESS.

THE RESEARCH SHOWS THAT YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE HAD AN INCREASE IN THIS ILLNESS OVER THE PAST DECADES IN AUSTRALIA.

THE STUDY FOUND THAT PEOPLE WHO SLEPT LESS THAT FIVE HOURS A NIGHT “WERE MORE  LIKELY THAN  NORMAL SLEEPERS TO  BECOME  PSYCHOLOGICALLY DISTRESSED IN THE NEXT YEAR”.

“SLEEP DISTURBANCE, AND IN PARTICULAR, INSOMNIA, IS A PREDICTOR OF LATER DEVELOPMENT OF DEPRESSION AND POSSIBLY ANXIETY”, SAID THE PROFESSOR WHO ENGINEERED THIS STUDY.

PEOPLE ARE SLEEPING LESS THAN THEY USED TO, SAYS THE AUSTRALIAN SLEEP ASSOCIATION, AND HOW LACK OF SLEEP IS KILLING US.

EXPERTS SAY, A STUDY SHOWS THAT PEOPLE WHO ARE CHRONICALLY SLEEP DEPRIVED COULD END UP WITH SERIOUS PROBLEMS.

JENNY BROCKIE, PRESENTER OF SBS INSIGHT, INTERVIEWED ONE OF HER GUESTS, RYAN FOLLEY, 18, ON “WHAT SORT OF SLEEPER ARE YOU?”.

FOLLEY: A VERY LATE SLEEPER.

BROCKIE: DO YOU SUFFER FROM ANY SLEEP PROBLEMS.

OPEN ROAD-1OO YEARS. LIFE OF THE MOTOR CAR HAS CHANGED RADICALLY SINCE THE FIRST TEST OF THE AUSTIN ROADSTER IN 1928. IT’S ENHANCED PERFORMACE HAS COME A LONG WAY SINCE THAT ROAD TEST.

FOLLEY: YEAH. LATE TO GO TO BED. AND I HAVE WHAT’S CALLED DELAYED SLEEP SYNDROME, OR DISORDER.

BROCKIE: SO, YOU CAN’T GET TO  SLEEP. IT TAKES YOU A LONG TIME. WHAT TIME WOULD YOU GO TO BED IF YOU WERE LEFT TO YOUR OWN DEVICES?

FOLLEY: AT NIGHT, EVERYONE IS GOING TO BED AND I’M LIKE UP AND ABOUT AND DOING WHATEVER. I PLAY A LOT OF GAMES AND I COULD BE PLAYING THEM FOR HOURS. I FIND IT HARD TO GET TO SLEEP, SO SOMETIMES I MIGHT GET UP AGAIN.

I THINK ABOUT A LOT OF THINGS, AND WHAT I’M GOING TO DO, LIKE, THE NEXT DAY, OR WHEN I’M OLDER, WHAT I WILL BE LIKE. SOMETIMES, I WORRY ABOUT DYING, AND BEING AFAID OF DYING. I JUST CAN’T SLEEP AND I GET SO CRANKY AND UPSET AND I GO TO TALK TO MY MUM; OR WHOEVER IS THERE. I TOSS AND TURN IN BED AND EVENTUALLY FALL ASLEEP. BUT THEN, ITS JUST TOO LATE.

BROCKIE: AND, THEN RYAN, YOU DRAG YOURSELF OFF TO WORK IN A RESTAURANT IN THE MORNING. HOW TIRED DO YOU GET DURING THE DAY WHEN YOU ARE TRYING TO WORK?

FOLLEY: REALLY TIRED AND DRAINED. IT THEN BECOMES TOO HARD FOR ME.

COMING: HOW TO GET A GOOD NIGHT’S REST AND WAKE UP FEELING REFRESHED.

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COMING: WHO WAS JOY WIGGLESWORTH? HERE’S A CLUE. SHE WAS NOTEWORTHY FOR SINGING A  FAMOUS SONG.
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CARS WE LOVE …Cord has sleekness and power-plus!

CORD 812 WESTCHESTER SEDAN IN 1937.

FRANK MORRIS

THE CORD RANGE OF SUPERB VEHICLES, MADE BY THE AUBURN AUTO COMPANY, WAS THE EPITOME OF THE ART DECO IN CARS. IN 1936, THE CORD 810 IS OFTEN CITED AS THE “CLASSIC EXAMPLE” OF THE GENRE. NICKNAMED THE “COFFIN NOSE” WAS UNMATCHED WITH ITS AERODYNAMIC STYLE, WITH THE SUGGESTION OF BEING ABLE TO SLIP THROUGH THE AIR EASILY. THE CORD WAS AS MODERN AS TOMORROW. IN HOLLYWOOD, CECIL B. DeMILLE AND GARY GRANT WERE HIGH-PROFILE DRIVERS.

<< ART DECO 1910-1939 MASTERPIECES SUPPLEMENT.

COMING: FLIGHT: THE QUEST WAS STARTED WITH A MAN-MADE PAIR OF WINGS.

NEXT APPEARANCE OF GRAND YEARS WILL BE ON SEPTEMBER 24.

Posted in: Grand Years with Frank Morris at 09 September 21

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