Monday, November 29, 2010

Hair on Fire!

* a collection of stories and memories, in no particular order, from the life and times of John Clarke, who served as a policeman in the Australian Police Force, a great practical joker, he also had a great affinity with people and wildlife, was a champion swimmer, snooker player, loved golf, still loves fishing and is also an artist. I hope you enjoy his recollections - cheers, karin (his daughter)

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We attended the Hard Rock Cafe in Darlinghurst, Sydney, as Lindy (our niece) was going overseas.  All the family were there, plus friends of Isabel's (my sister and Lindy's mother) kids, etc.

We were having tea, when Michael (my brother in law and Lindy's father) nodded off and went to sleep.  Somehow or other - a candle?  Mike's hair caught fire and was flaring up nicely with flame and smoke and I jumped up and put the fire out with a jug of orange juice - Mike was still asleep when the juice hit his head and woke up in a confused state - quite a kerfuffle - we were all hysterical for the rest of the night.  He was unharmed!!!

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