The ninth of May in nineteen sixty fou


On the ninth of May around five o’clock in nineteen sixty four

before God, family and friends we married appearing quite mature

t’was late afternoon in Frankston not far from the ocean’s shore


Marching girls at the chapel door forming a guard of honour

in white and gold a courtesy a token forever to treasure

on the ninth of May around five o’clock in nineteen sixty four


Smiling until our jaws ached with bouquets a floral splendour

to a session with the photographer immortalising the rapture

t’was late afternoon in Frankston not far from the ocean’s shore


Our wedding breakfast was full of fun without any hint of rancour

the band played rock and roll the preferred music of our culture

on the ninth of May around five o’clock in nineteen sixty four


A honeymoon in Queensland you granted to me as a favour

our wedded life was starting out to be a fantastic adventure

t’was late afternoon in Frankston not far from the ocean’s shore


Evolved to a family of eight I reiterate with fervour

beginning fifty years ago with blessing you can’t measure

on the ninth of May around five o’clock in nineteen sixty four

t’was late afternoon in Frankston not far from the ocean’s shore

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5 comments on “The ninth of May in nineteen sixty fou

    • G’day Redgladiola,
      Thank you, what will be will be, albeit I have no doubt that your life’s journey will continue to be a rewarding one if you want it to be. 🙂

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