We were awoken at half past six to the alarm, which I must have habitually set. My body was racked with pain. Stiffness pervaded many of my joints. Nevertheless, I was soon engaged in a wrestle with Tiki, who had informed me that she would soon take my mind off my ailing body and then proceeded to whip me with a pillow.
We arose at eight and shortly afterwards Tiki was heard to emit an ear-piercing shriek as I threw an ice-cream container of cold water over her as she showered.
At twenty past the hour, I left the house with twenty cents in hand to purchase a copy of “The Sun-Herald” from the paperboy. Tiki, still fuming from having had her shower interrupted, called me for everything for not having helped her as she tidied up the house. I had preferred, instead, to listen to 2GB and songs such as “Shannon” by Henry Gross, which had been a hit here in the early months of this year; a full twelve months after it had entered the charts in the United States.
“Mum”, “Dad” and Wendy, along with “Mum’s” sister, Ruth, arrived at about a quarter past one. Ruth looked well, especially when compared to how she had looked when we had visited her in hospital earlier this year. She presented us with an old, but seldom used, Sanyo electric fan and a small, circular, pink-rimmed plate which, she said, was over fifty years old.
Tiki washed the dishes whilst Wendy and I dried them. Once this was done, “Dad” walked into the backyard and we combined to fill in ten post holes. Ruth wandered up to say that she was leaving, so we walked her down to her Morris 1300.
I watched the closing stages of the N.S.W. Open from Pymble. Trevor McDonald carded three successive birdies to defeat Billy Dunk at the second hole of a sudden-death play-off and collect the winner’s cheque to the value of four thousand dollars. It is the Melburnians first victory as a professional.
At a quarter to six, I turned the dial to view “Ask The Leyland Brothers”. It included a segment on the bouncing stones that are to be found on a beach to the north of Cairns.
Today’s maximum temperature was a cool seventeen degrees celsius and after we had completed our walk around the “block” we were content to snuggle up inside and watch an old repetition from the series, “This Is Your Life”, which had Mike Willesee as its compere and Smoky Dawson as its guest. The actor, Reg Hartley, also appeared and was seen to favour the foot he had struck with a golf club.
The first edition of “The Many Wives Of Patrick” screens from eight o’clock. This British comedy series stars Patrick “Father, Dear Father” Cargill as Patrick Woodford, who is hoping to divorce his sixth wife as he would like to remarry his first. It is followed at half past the hour by the film, “The Best House In London”. Produced in 1968, it stars Joanna Pettet, David Hemmings and the late George Sanders.