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May 2008 Makeely Clarke Schild

Old Willow

Gunnedah, NSW, Australia


When my daughter recently made a trip down memory lane to the town where
I was born, she also visited our family farm, and did some exploring of the old
sheds. She came across several stacks of gathered memories. This particular
jumbled pile included one of my 'Made in England' willow cricket bats - I remember
buying this particular bat in Sydney in 1962. As time passed, it went from 'gameday'
bat, to 'yardgame' bat, and has weathered many an exciting afternoon of sport in the
backyard of the farmhouse. This memory jogger was made by my daughter and emailed
to me. I have merely desaturated parts of it to highlight the bat, amongst all the other
memories stacked in this old farm shed. I am delighted to put it here in this gallery.

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an nguyen17-Sep-2008 12:38
A treasure almost forgotten ?? Love this image and it is for sure for keeping. BV
Sue Robertson05-Jun-2008 22:18
A real trip down memory lane, your daughter did a good job on this.
FrankB01-Jun-2008 18:08
A farmboy! I never would have thunk it!....an urbane David Niven type was my impression... :)...nice old cricket bat..I wish I still had my Louisville Slugger...V
laine8201-Jun-2008 15:23
Definitely worth saving, Colin. Ummm, if you don't know Mick Malthouse, how about Ritchie Benaud ;>))
H2M01-Jun-2008 14:36
Love this one too!! V.
Bonnie Underwood01-Jun-2008 14:29
Memory lane can be a fine place to
travel once in awhile. It can get
a little wet as those memories triggered
pop up, though. Love this slice from your past.
Cricket, not the most popular game stateside. :)
Johnny Rasmussen01-Jun-2008 13:30
Did not know you were a cricked player? A trip down memory lane can be a good thing, Colin. The next time you are off to Australia maybe you have to bring it back to the US?
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