wings and things

Chapter 42: The six oysters [1977]

on October 10, 2021

This was probably the most exciting day of my life and, now that I have remembered it, it remains so in retrospect.

Anthony and I went to Perth to get Jodie (miniature dachshund) mated so Gar was going to be looked after that day by the younger brother and his wife.

It was a terribly hot day, around 40 degrees C, so I was appropriately dressed in a sleeveless pink shirt and a blue midi skirt plus sandals instead of thongs. Gar tried to convince me to wear her stockings but Anthony and I took off before that argument ensued.

We drove up to Perth in the Datsun 120Y Anthony had taught me to drive in – no air-conditioning, windows open, sweating, free….

Once we had dropped Jodie off, Anthony said we were going to Kings Park restaurant and we did. He wanted me to try oysters for the first time and I did. I am not sure if I really liked swallowing the slime of each of those six oysters whole, or if I just pretended to.

I wanted to make Anthony happy, and I did.

5 responses to “Chapter 42: The six oysters [1977]

  1. susanpoozan says:

    What a lovely memory.

  2. Anonymous says:


  3. loved this little anecdote

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