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I got a kick out of you …

Lorraine Lambert wrote ” We never landed one of those wealthy boys from Double Bay or Vaucluse, so we bade our time and saved our dough, then took off on a world cruise.”

Well, from one of those boys, Lorraine, let me say there may have been one or two of us who wouldn’t have minded been landed.

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  1. Terry Jenkings #

    They were top sorts down the South end, trouble is the likes of Andy C scared them off ….. hey, and don’t think the Gremmies didn’t enjoy watching and dreaming, and maybe even singing “ Our Day will Come “ while the big boys sang
    “ I get a kick outa you”!!!😂😂😂
    Great Memories Lorraine 👍👍👍👍

    February 3, 2021
  2. Lorraine lambert #

    Hello Terry,
    you a bit younger and obviously were a nice kid with good values.

    Some of the Bondi surfers I see mentioned on this site were absolute A holes to us and treated girls badly. Standing outside the Astra or Billy the Pigs at the Junction humiliating any girl who walked by. In those days we girls put up with such crap from surfers and boys in general, I’m ashamed to say. But that was the way it was then. A lot of hurtful shit was laid on a girl who might complain or have a few expectations. There was not a lot of respect for girls back then, I’m sorry to say, we were to blame, cause we just let it happen.

    “I get a kick out of you” is actually a good song especially sung by the great Ella Fitzgerald .
    Sorry Pete, this Gary Shearston version stinks and I can’t say it resonates with the 60s at Bondi for me at any rate. What does, is Ray Charles being played when a group of us congregated at Brian Morris house when he was taking out the gorgeous Patty Merrill and I was about 16 and going out with Dennis Sherriff and Rick Swan and his future wife Sue Tatnall were also there. We also got into a lot of good jazz later on with your old pal Mick Trenary, Rick Swan and Johnny (Spot) Heweston. We had some pretty good times and a lot of laughs then and also with my best friends, who still love and live in Bondi, Sue and Phil Robinson, who Terry knows very well too.
    Hugs to all you good blokes.
    Lorraine x

    February 4, 2021
    • Rick Swan! Still with us, is he? He owes me three beers. And I suppose Brian is still running up and down Palm Beach most days.

      February 4, 2021
    • Terry Jenkings #

      Hello Lorraine,
      Guess it was a different era . I wasn’t old enough to get into the Astra in the late’50’s early’60’s , so you’re correct. I was probably trying to learn the lyrics to “ Alley Oop” or “ Purple People Eater” at the time you were listening to the great Ella Fitzgerald 😊.
      By the way, Den Sheriff pops into Bondi a few times each year. He lives up North. Phil and Sue , plus Kellie, are great advocates for Bondi and as you know are well respected.
      Good luck with the fires in WA. They show no mercy. We went through it last year and it was devastating, especially down the South Coast.
      PETE BOWES – I think you are keeping a 50 year old diary and tab on who owes you a beer .I bet Yatesy owes you heaps😂😂😂.

      February 4, 2021
  3. andy.c #

    ANDY.C
    LORRAINE,I HOPE I WAS NOT ONE OF THE GUYS THAT GAVE YOU A HARD TIME.
    LIKE YOU,MY LIFE ,LUCKY TO HAVE A JOB,AS A FIRE MAN AT BONDI STATION.
    THEN QANTASFOR 14,YEARS,SEEN THE WORLD OVER AND OVER,LIKE YOU BONDI WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY SOUL ,AND IN MY THOUGHTS,
    THERE IS NEVER A DAY GOES BY THAT I DONT THINK,OF THE PEOPLE,THAT ,LIVED AND DIED,MEMORIES LAST FOR EVER,LIKE I SAID YOU CAN TAKE A BOY OUT OFBONDI BUT CANT TELL HIM .
    AND TAKE A BOY OR GIRL ,OUY OF BONDI ,BUT YOU CANT TAKE THE BONDI OUT OF US.
    I HOPE YOU ARE WELL,AND STAY WELL,,
    I LIVE IN HAWAII NOW ,BUT ITS TIME TO COME HOME,AND BONDI WILL ALWAYS BE HOME.

    TILL THE END,BONDI FOR EVER,
    GOD BLESS,BEST ALWAYS.
    ANDY,C.

    February 4, 2021
    • Terry Jenkings #

      Andy old Mate, you’re home sick !!!
      As soon as this rotten virus gets sorted out, get back here. It’s been a tough twelve months since we’ve been entertained by you and your stories, so the Table of Knowledge has asked:
      “WHEN WILL ANDY BE BACK “.
      Glad you are healthy and in good spirits- see you soon. We may even organise a Rascal Gathering….. and get your mate Dooley over to finally face you and debate “ who was the best”!! Tony Rule can judge 😂😂😂😂
      Bondi Forever
      Tezza.

      February 4, 2021
    • Lorraine Lambert #

      Hi Andy,
      I was at primary school with your younger brother Greg. He gave me a ring, which my mum returned to your mother if I remember rightly. 🤣
      Of course we all knew about you. But you were older so you didn’t have anything to do with us. Funny, I too worked for Qantas for 5 years I was doing commercial art at East Sydney Tech of a night and worked in Qantas Printing Dept. My dad was Ground Transport Supervisor and worked for Qantas for 27 years until he passed in 1974. Lots of Bondi boys were flight Stewards weren’t they? They were often on flights I took back and forth from WA and spoiled me. I remember Terry, Leon, Norm especially.
      I also remember you returning to Bondi for the South Bondi Board Riders reunion back in 1995? Didn’t you give a speech? I also came over for the reunion from WA with my friend Tim Brent who also lived in Geraldton WA at the time. Terry Jenkin, Tim was good friend of Harry Nightingale. It was a great weekend and catch up. I have some photos from that event, but none of you Andy. That was also the last time I saw Dennis Sherriff too Terry. If you ever see him say gidday from me.
      I also hope you safe from Corona over in Hawaii Andy and hopefully I too will be able to come home to Bondi for a visit later this year. I’m 75 in May but swim most days, a bit fat, but happy and healthy and live a great life on the coast of Midwest WA.
      Cheers
      Lorraine😍

      February 4, 2021
  4. Shane Fisher #

    Love it

    February 8, 2021

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