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.