|"He's a mighty lucky feller" : American troops in town during World War II|
Remembers removal of Garden Place hill (mentions engineer Mr Baird), construction of Fairfield Bridge. Recalls swaying of lights during 1931 Napier Earthquake. Mentions royal visits to NZ. No interest in politics as teenager. Race relations- "as far as I can remember we all just [got on]as if we were one".