Ink Spot with Kevin Pye

Mudgee Valley Writers: Meet at Club Mudgee, First Floor, Room 2. On the second Tuesday each month at 12pm to 3pm.

Mudgee Valley Writers: Meet at Club Mudgee, First Floor, Room 2. On the second Tuesday each month at 12pm to 3pm.

History’s Pages ... A Sequel

Some characters come back to life

at mention of their name,

indelibly remembered for

the way they played their game.

They passed this way some time ago,

yet stories still unfold

as those who say “I knew them well”

relate to times of old.

Once more I pen some names in print

in answer to request

from readers who attach a tale

to how these folk impressed.

There’s Harold Marsh and Norman Wells,

both auctioneers of note

of treasures, trash and furniture

and books and chooks I quote.

The finest of our cockerels

were always in demand, 

staccato calls found welcome bids

where none were really planned.

Andy Pirie and Ted Marskell

extolled their pens of stock;

each Friday they competed for

the call of highest ‘knock’.

The Condon boys played Rugby League-

Peter, Brian, Ray and Ken,

when Group 14 was full on fight

for talented young men.

The Menchin brothers, Ray, Jack, Dud,

were gifted men to meet

and on the field with bat and ball,

 their stat’s were hard to beat.

So too were other family groups

like the Hollands and O’Hares

when Cricket was a household sport

and teams had lots of spares.

I must not forget the Babbages

Like Jack and Ern and ‘Blue’.

The dynasty of Chuns shot straight, 

their aim was always true.

There’s Ralph Green and Leo Leonard,

both racing on the track;

two cyclists known as champions

emerging from the pack.

by Kevin Pye

To be continued …

Mudgee Valley Writers 

Meet at Club Mudgee, First Floor, Room 2. On the second Tuesday each month at 12pm to 3pm. 

“We encourage members to think of and try fun and creative writing ideas at the meetings.”

For current information, please email: mvw.nsw@gmail.com

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