Friday, 2 October 2015

The coffee table.

Firstly the story of the coffee table.
Many years ago we lived in Stanmore, the daughter was about 3 the son about 11.
The backyards in Stanmore are very small but there are lane ways running everywhere and they are short cuts so often used, behind our lane way was a petrol station and in that petrol station lived Saucie, he was a homeless man. the one and only homeless person I have got to know, he often came in for coffee or a meal.
He lived in a van that didn't go and kept a eye on the garage when it was closed, he used their toilet and shower was alway clean and very fit, he rode a bike everywhere, the garage was happy to have someone on to the property as had had trouble with break ins, in the past.
He had done time in goal for stealing and had a long history of problems but was always respective of our property and always happy to see us and most of the neighbour liked him so there were no problems.
The coffee table was made in Long bay goal and seeing he drank lots of coffee in our place he gave it to us as we didn't have one, and we had it ever since, we were there for 5 or so years and  bought our house here he came to visit us once but have not seen him since and don't know where he is now.

Boo peep had to go to a funeral so I snapped a photo as he is usually in work gear, do you believe he does his own ironing, not a bad job better than I do.
Started cleaning out the shed, my son is selling his Sydney home so making more storage for his things, kids they never really move out do they.
The driveway is a bit of a mess.
The stuff you find this is a Snow Walker, my sons he wants to keep it but gets very dusty in the shed

22 comments:

  1. what a great story behind the table,, I hope that guy is safe and happy,, Bo Beep is very handsome and a great guy to do his own ironing!!!! that is such a lovely room he is standing in,, my son liked all that star wars stuff too,

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    1. I have a feeling that Saucie is no more he often was easily led and mixed with some very dangerous people but I like to think everything turned out ok for him.
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  2. Love the story of the table.
    And would appreciate Bo Peep ironing here. NOT my favourite job.

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    1. Very rarely iron these days myself.
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  3. What a great story to go with the table.
    My mom taught both my brothers to iron. My little brother complained of how I ironed his shirts and that was the end of that chore for me, for both brothers. Ha!

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  4. What an interesting tale connected to that table. It really makes it special. Your Boo Peep is very handsome...and does a great ironing job! Hope you have a great weekend. xo Diana

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    1. I feel I could never throw it out , he might turn up and want it back.
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  5. Would be great if that man turned up again for a visit. I like the story.
    No, most children never leave home :) in one way or another. We do have them for life which is good.

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    1. I would like to see Saucy again.
      My son left home, he was in his 30's he got married, and now lives in QLD but we still have some his stuff my daughters too.
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  6. Wonderful story of the coffee table, you were really kind to the man who was homeless. A man who does his own ironing is a treasure, Bo Peep looks very good. Clearing out the shed is not one of my favourite jobs.
    Hope you enjoy the predicted glorious weather over the weekend. Cheers, Cheryl.

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    1. He was great guy some people have a raw deal in life and everyone needs friends.
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  7. You'll have to make the Snowwalker a duster (lab coat) (*~*)
    interesting story about the coffee table, Saucie seems like a nice man.
    My son does his own ironing too and does a good job. All my kids did their own ironing by school leaving age.

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    1. Mine too I wash, cook and make beds but never iron.
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  8. Hari OM
    Indeed a story worthy of the telling! Nowadays, I suppose garages and other such places would have such fellows 'moved on'... Bo Peep does indeed brush up handsome!... hahah my younger sister is the one for holding onto everything - and storing at dad's place!!! She tried it on with me, but thankfully being two hours drive away permitted refusal without prejudice &*> YAM xx

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    1. Well my son now lives in QLD but he is selling his place at Rosehill so I have the excess.
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  9. You were kind to him and there is not much more to be said.

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    1. Everyone needs kindness but some people do not return it so they are not worth knowing and should be ignored.
      Merle..........

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    2. Everyone needs kindness but some people do not return it so they are not worth knowing and should be ignored.
      Merle..........

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  10. What a sweet story, Merle. It's amazing what kindness can do to someone {{smiles}} Happy weekend! Hugs

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  11. I do believe my brother has a Snow Walker and it is still at my parent's house!

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  12. For some reason I didn't think there WERE homeless people in Oz. I never once saw one when I lived there. Here there are just thousands, and many others who are just hanging out in their cousins' house or whatever. It's awful to think on, cold as it gets, people being outside. I hope Saucy was able to get at least a small place before he got too old to work. Though it may be as you figure, not around any more.

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A first tooth for our little lady and eating out.

We are off and playing more and more on the floor. No teeth yet for Wilbur but Clemmy has one on the bottom. But impossible...