Stories and photos of my Life in the South West

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Reply Kerry Tylor
2:27 AM on September 4, 2019 
Hi Jim,
I found your site while researching the SouthWest, especially the Noggerup area. You've done a really great job. Lofty and Ronnie were brothers of my father Frank Tylor who died in 2005. My dad was younger than Lofty and he really looked up to him - as we all did - he was so tall! He was always very funny - so dry and witty. It was such a blast to see the photos and read your stories about Lofty and Ronnie. I remember once Lofty took us marroning and he blindfolded us so we wouldn't know how to get to the "secret spot" he was taking us to! When we were kids he used to tell us stories about his time in Korea that made our hair stand on end. I don't know how much was real and how much was his well-known storytelling expertise but now I look back I realise the things he told us probably weren't too far from the truth. Lofty had a healthy contempt for authority and to me he was a real hero, both as a soldier and in his daily life. I really miss him and I've never met anyone like him.
Reply Peter Bell
9:23 PM on March 22, 2019 
Thank you Jim for the four red fin perch you kindly gave us when we met at the Wellington Dam a few weeks back. We cooked them up and had a wonderful meal. Cheers Pete
Reply Richenda Bridge
9:33 PM on March 20, 2019 
Really enjoying your site and your writing!
One side of my Family - The YOUDs - were Collie people : Great Grandparents came around 1900 (from Victoria but VIA Albany, and originally from Staffordshire), and were more Railway and Poultry Farm workers, I think. My Mum and her sister always talked in glowing terms of the holidays spent in Collie in the 1920s and 30s......
Reply Dave Sloan
7:56 PM on February 24, 2019 
Hi Jim,
Just a quick message to say that I'm really enjoying reading your stories. It brings back fond memories of my childhood growing up at Muja and my days fishing and marroning at the river at Bucks. Have they ever been published in a book, That would be great as I would defiantly like a copy.

Dave
Reply Len Smith
2:44 AM on February 2, 2019 
Very nice work
Reply Jackie Chivers
2:10 AM on December 9, 2018 
Love it. More people should do this.
Reply yvonne hammond
9:14 AM on November 5, 2018 
what an interesting account. really enjoined reading it
Reply Lyndon Le Chat
10:20 PM on October 18, 2018 
We met Brett on the Busselton jetty while scuba diving. He was catching squid and was more than happy to share some of his stories. It?s was so good to hear and he was very friendly. A huge congrats to Brett and his family on the new arrival.
Reply Nicole Elliott
9:51 AM on September 19, 2018 
Reading your story was great.
It made me smile, laugh and even a little sad.
I love hearing people's recounts of times passed and how things were in the younger years of the south west.
Thanks for sharing. :)
Reply Celia
1:58 AM on August 4, 2018 
What a lovely collection of old photographs and all beautifully explained stories and information. Wonderful - I'll visit again. Thank you!