In the rear view mirror…

A friend recently requested I do some research for her on members of her family about whom she knew very little.  I was pleased to help her as I love to get stuck in to a task that will bring pleasure to someone whom I know is need of cheering up.

Imagine my delight at the underlying humour of this delightful newspaper article I found whilst searching her family story…..

Mr Ricketts vs Ram
Mr Ricketts vs Ram

Transcritption:

Hard-headed!

  Mr. W. Ricketts, of Crossville,  is over 80, but they don’t come any tougher.        

Last week he was fastening   the tailboard of a truck loaded with rams when one of the animals charged and butted him on the forehead. Our Cleve correspondent reports that apart from a rather sore head, Mr. Ricketts is unaffected and still attends to his routine work.

The condition of the ram is not known.    

Hard-headed!. (1951, August 2). Port Lincoln Times (SA : 1927 – 1954), p. 1. Retrieved March 12, 2015, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article97193727

Postscript: Mr Ricketts continued farming for a few more years – living to 86 years.

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Author: Robbie

There's a whole new direction to the creative pursuits undertaken by Robbie - writing, photography, genealogy, gardening and, just because she can, a return to study at university. Still dabbling in textiles, volunteering, tutoring and solving the design dilemmas of her students.

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