At the age of five, I was a tiny, weeny boy growing up on our family farm. We lived 30 kilometres from the nearest town and a long way from the nearest school, which I was due to start the following year. It was 1951. We had no phone, mail was delivered twice a week and on one of those days, came a newspaper called ‘The Midlands Advocate and Times’. The paper fascinated me and I wanted to write and be a journalist That never quite came to pass, but over the years of my life, I have done a lot of writing – including for newspapers.
Writing is fun and can be quite influencing. I can more than confirm that in terms of influence, “the pen is mightier than the sword.”
They are stories for other occasions.