There's a story I'll tell you of 2 young boys
who grew up in the south of Tasmania,
they were 2 red head angels, never did any wrong !
that's their story and I will stick to it.
one day while the 2 wandered home from school
a new steeple caught their bright eyes,
with a twinkle in each and a look full of cheek,
The two red heads decided they'd try,
yes they would be the first to climb up to the top
of the steeple and check out the bell!
but they would be so careful so no one would know
if the bell rang, then some one would tell!
so their school bags they hid in the bushes out side
and in they snuck, how would they climb it?
but a workman had left a ladder behind
it went half way up ok lets do it!
up the ladder they went, and then grabbed the bricks,
and shinnied their way to the top,
the view it was great as they saw with relief
as they stuck their heads out through the top!
the bell rope hung free but as careful can be
they jumped to the top of the ladder
and the bell almost swung but by golly and gum
their prayers answered, The wind didn't ring it!!
not a word did they mention when they reached home
their mother would have had a fit ,
and not only that if she knew where they'd been
their back side would also be clipped.
They hurried their homework, said
mum it is done can we go out and play in the yard?
Yes but you know the rules stay out of the garden,
and no climbing up on the shed!
In the yard they rolled round on the grass in a fit,
their mum didn't know what they did,
and to this very day these 2 boys kept quite
and no one knew what they kept hid.
Now is this story true well between me and you
I will tell you a teeny secret !
the church was St Marys in Moonah Tasmania
the boys were my Dad and his brother .
Written for Dad
Sat 29th May 2010