|Swimming lessons in the Waikato River in the 1930s|
Two boys, advantaged as the younger son. Family holidays, a bach at the beach or to Lake Rotorua.
Elaborated on train travel - the only means until the acquisition of a car. Catching a train at Claudelands Railway Station.
"Great sight at Hamilton Station for about 40 minutes, when three Express trains went through"
Refreshments at Frankton Station. Food fads or dislikes recorded - Beef steak pudding high on the list - disliked pumpkin and marrow. Fish `n' chips on a Saturday night a treat. Large family orchard - to mark the shortest day of the year his mother produced a bottle of preserved nectarines.
Health as a child : an asthmatic. Affected his schooling.