|"I wasn't very lucky with teachers. We had a few very crabby ones"1920's childhood|
on farm till war broke out. Army for two years than "manpowered back onto a farm because at that time they wanted produce. After the war went to Thames and bought a commercial fishing boat, then the building industry. Joined Labour dept.
Reflects on jobs and direction his life took. Remembers `long tedious hours' that he , his wife, and another man spent milking 150 cows. Talks about farming, fishing, building.
Recalls building a `good' haystack. Details. Mentions reference from employer regarding his proficiency as a haystack builder. Mentions Mr. Peacock of Peacocks road.