Today's post is dedicated to my friends Mark, Phil, Peter, Trish, Paula and Michelle who lost their dad yesterday. Ray was a war veteran and sailor like my Dad. He and his brood lived down the street from us when I was a kid. He got me my first job packing on a checkout in a large supermarket in an era when there were brown paper bags to put groceries in. What an introduction to hard work for bugger all pay! It certainly motivated me to study hard to get a better job. It also financed my first brand new surfboard, my first SLR camera and numerous surfaris with Mark, Phil and the rest of our crew.
Farewell Ray. Thanks heaps.