I really loved reading the comments below posted on the blog by Pete L. last month – gave me an insight into the Sunshine of years ago before I arrived.
I think some of these sides of Sunshine are still visible…. some are hidden and others are gone. What do you think? And were his experiences. your experiences?
“Sunshine. The place of my birth……..The land of pot holes, burnt-out car bodies, thistles, tiger snakes, local Golf Courses, mud tracks, the Kororoit Creek, Massey Ferguson,Click-Clacks, late trains, Factory smells, screeching tyres, Skin stall smells, late buses, Tequila Sunrises, Crackers, loud parties, (Skyhooks + ACDC), dogs barking, the Shops, Cops, more smells, the Pub, hand-me-down clothes, portable class rooms, sport, Monday Assemblies, Flag raising + singing the (God Save the Queen), Yo-Yos, Pop-Guns, Marbles, pigeons, Sunday Steam Trains, School Fetes, Miller Shirts, Pinball Machines, Bouncers, Sheilas, Shelter-Sheds, Bands, love, Treads, riding bikes, Pram-Drags, Bags of Lollies, Moon Landings and hard working Parents.
They were good days, good friends, and good times.
Life was simpler then, and we all made & had fun. “
“I grew up with the wogs, in Sunshine West 42 years ago. And when I say wogs, there was never a better bunch of people that I had the privilege of knowing & growing up with. Greeks, Italians, Turks, Maltese, Germans, Egyptians, the list goes on. This gave me an opportunity to experience, not only other cultures, customs, sports and culinary delights, but friendships & mateship that I will always appreciate.
I am proud to be born in Sunshine and have lived in Sunshine West. “
And if anyone can help me to understand what ‘click clacks’, ‘skin stalls’ and ‘pram drags’ are, I’d really appreciate it