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I was the son of a drover and went to work as a man
from the age of 10. So if I seem a bit coarse and uneducated, perhaps its because  i lack schooling.
The only learning I got was from life and the hard knocks. Then at 15 I was thrown from a race horse and kicked in the head. So for 15 years I was in a fog of stupidity. Which didn't help my cause but maybe did help my karmic debts?
Then i married a bad shiela another stupid move:)
and nothing worked for me those 15 years!
Bad car accident in 1975, head on, naked girl crushed to death in other car the guy had 2 broken arms 2 broken legs. Wife stealing cousin Wayne my nemesis:)
was driving my car? and stepped out and caused the accident. Wayne and I knocked out the windscreen of my car on impact. I had arm full of glass from protecting my eyes with elbow over my nose, broke my collarbone holding the front seat and put a u turn bend in the seat. Broke leg bone broke 3 toes too.
Cuz kidnapped me semiconcious from Nambour hospital, the Cast on my leg  annoyed me so I cut it off with a tin opener. Brother Mark took me to Kullinjah Station my dads property, so 4 days after the accident I tried some hard work fencing.
Pick up the right hand with the left put it on the hand drill, uses left hand to drill holes in the post.
(break)  FRIED SCONES............quick bread replacement in the 1930s
Dissolved fat (or cooking oil) ¼ inch deep in frying pan fairly hot... not burning...
Flour baking soda cream of tartar... OR cup selfraising flour drop of milk or water ...
mix fairly firm cook in the fat and turn often till cooked ....
Fried scones were eaten with an application of fat and syrup mixed together on them .....nice...
Banana fritters
Soft nanas ok too....
For one .... 1 cup s/r flour 1 small banana 1 egg one tablespoon sugar mix till firm and add banana
chunks. Cook in fat till cooked well turning often ...burnt is nice...(.these are usually soft)
Same for corn meat fritters.... 1 cup s/r flour 1 egg add onion & tomato as well for taste.......great

Jonny cakes were a drier mix... dip each one in flour and drop on the wood stove or hot shovel
turn often till cooked
Damper used sr flour milk salt .mixed till semi firm ..Scones too
Brownie was a Damper which had raisins or sultanas plus tablespoon of sugar to make it sweet.

Drat Attack

Blog Posted:7/22/2011 2:47:00 AM

 Your old Ballad or Rhyme. best of all time:) Enter Contest
Sponsored by: DON JOHNSON
Good gott  n little Jesus i'm been overwhelmed with great offerings from
anonomyesian critters so it will be nostly blind willie at the helm,
poor bugger me, learn as i went  frankly. If it rhymes n it flows,
get in me brain n goes have a chance...perhaps...
on ya...Don 
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  1. Date: 7/25/2011 6:52:00 PM
    Thank you John. Yes feeling bad, just a tad, great poems did not make the cut, attracted by the cuter ones, forgive me guys i'm nuts ... poor old Johnson

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  1. Date: 7/25/2011 5:04:00 AM
    Yes Chris, Hindsite is always good, icould hit both targets really should. With the m60 id get ya. (machine gun in the Rambo movie, the barrel was meant to move a bit so you'd splatter a target like a shotgun) My cousin shot himself after Vietnam :(

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  1. Date: 7/25/2011 4:57:00 AM
    Contest judged today and out there somewhere, I find it not:) Must be one of those days when everything turns to clay:) I the land that time fergott

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  1. Date: 7/24/2011 11:38:00 PM
    Right on Don, for answering my curiosity. I suppose you were lucky for not having been shipped over, since they didn't want you shooting the wrong people haha! They coulda made a mean weapon out of you under the right circumstances, but it was best that you missed out on that dirty war!

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  1. Date: 7/24/2011 8:33:00 PM
    Cool Bio Don. Agape, Moses

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  1. Date: 7/24/2011 6:06:00 AM
    Thanks Trace, dummy may get sorely stuck, n mentally run amock, come out looking like a smuk, smelling like a wet dawg:) xo.

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  1. Date: 7/24/2011 6:03:00 AM
    Thank you Andrea, looks just a bit daunting, but we will soldier on :) xo, Don

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  1. Date: 7/24/2011 5:47:00 AM
    Carolyn, Without your names i'm in the frame, to get an acrid blast, the 19 year old in uniform, as a soldier didn't last:) Some do tug on this old mug, and i can't have 35 winners...xo

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  1. Date: 7/24/2011 5:41:00 AM
    Hey Nikko, Been away no soup for 2 days here in Australia? Rhymes will do it Nikko if it flows as you speak its on the right creek, wet as hehehe

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  1. Date: 7/24/2011 5:38:00 AM
    Hey Chris D, 1964 saw me called up for Vietnam but in later hindsight i was lucky to miss the slaughter house. I wanted to go big adventure hey! But seeing double canceled my travel plan.I could have hit both targets of the one fellow there, but I might have got the wrong one:) The brass figured.

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  1. Date: 7/22/2011 10:32:00 AM
    Hey Don, are you willing to divulge the where, wot and when of bio photo?

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  1. Date: 7/22/2011 9:28:00 AM
    That sure is a cool bio pic, Don :) and hmm I don't think I have ever written a ballad; so i guess i would have to look through my rhymes :D Thanks Don :D

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  1. Date: 7/22/2011 8:21:00 AM
    Judging is always difficult, Don, so just follow your heart. The ones that touch you most will stand out in the end. Cool photo! Love, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 7/22/2011 7:42:00 AM
    just mark each as read as you read it , if you like it mark it as good , once they are all in just go through the goods and pick the ones you think you'll place , mark them as best , each group you work with gets smaller so it gets easier, and remember , there is no hurry, you have no time limit how long it takes you to judge it, take as much time as you need, some of us work with a point system so we can get the judging done quite quickly as they are each allotted a score when we read them, but even those scores get revised sometimes after a couple more readings, just take all the time you need, don't rush yourself

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  1. Date: 7/22/2011 7:20:00 AM
    Hey cool bio pic, Don. And good luck with your judging. It's HARD to do!!!

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  1. Date: 7/22/2011 6:02:00 AM
    you'll be ok Don hun...just break it down into good, best and read...then judge it when your poems are in xxx Good luck with it :) Tracie P.S sing out if you need a hand

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