I was tempted to reply to all, but resisted and am now writing only to you. But look, I just have to put this on my blog!
I am so moved by this work!
I remember visiting the Edwards Estate on the Murray River with you so many years ago. I was so moved by your warm relationship to the family, and almost jealous that I could not see the whole house. (I remember you mentioned that they had been robbed and had thus become suspicious of strangers and I was unfortunately a stranger.) Yet Mrs Edwards still cooked us a meal and it was the first time I had carrots cooked in a microwave!
You mentioned how John had told you about his time in boarding school and insisted that his parents still loved him, even though they sent him away to school. I will never forget that conversation. Continue reading