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In the rear view mirror… March 12, 2015

Posted by Robbie in Musings.
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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



  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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