CFA Medal

CFA Medal

45 Year Service Medal – CFA (Country Fire Authority).

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Okay, I will admit it, this is a post about me….sort of.

About four and a half years ago I received an invitation to a CFA afternoon tea and medal presentation.  Unfortunately I could not attend as the presentation was 200 kilometres away and my father in law was in the middle of, or just commencing, chemotherapy for breast cancer and we had decided to celebrate his birthday on the same day (of the presentation) while he was feeling reasonably well.  I  sent my apologies and nothing more was heard of the said presentation.  That is….until last week.

A small unexpected package arrived in the mail.  Surprise, surprise…my CFA my medal/medallion had arrived.  Only a service medal, but I am fairly sure that I will not  receive any other medal so well presented.  And of this I am certain, it will be my only medal, of any sort, that I will receive during my lifetime.

The CFA is a Volunteer organisation which operates in Victoria to suppress and prevent fires particularly during the summer fire season.

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Phoneography – Family Outing

Most regular readers have met Ginger, my black and tan kelpie.

One detail I have not revealed is that Ginger loves to ride on the back of my ute.

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As we had planned a Sunday afternoon trip to the hardware store,
we decided Ginger could come with us…

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…she alternates between looking around the cabin and barking at passing traffic…

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…and looking thorough the rear window…and barking at passing traffic!

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imageAs is often the case we planned a cup of coffee as part of our outing.

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Even though Ginger begged me she knew she had to remain tied up, but I promised to bring her something for her morning tea.

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And I remained true to my word…minus the onions.

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Ginger eagerly devoured her morning tea!

This ‘gap filler’ combined with a barbeque sausage for lunch when we left the hardware store made for an enjoyable trip.

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Ginger had plenty of stories to tell Maggie and Soxie when we arrived home.

However, Maggie had a firm wooden bottom under her new mattress and all is now supported by the metal bands newly added to her bed, to support her 35 kilograms.

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Next time I will make sure my rear window is cleaner
and thanks to
MGW for her Phoneography.

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My Phoneography is limited as I do not use my phone a great deal. Secondly, I am off to work in an hour or so (Monday morning) and it is only approaching three-thirty Sunday afternoon in central USA.

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