One day, if we live long enough, we'll all be there... reflecting on a life lived - the good and the bad.
In Time Present and Time Past, we meet David, an ailing old man doing just that. We learn about his life, loves, family, friends and the times.
Born during the great depression, he recounts the war years, the fabulous '50s, the swinging '60s and the intervening years up to, and including, the COVID-19 pandemic.
He reminisces about his school days... air raid drills, sitting on rattan mats because there were no desks, and watching Hopalong Cassidy at the pictures.
And growing up during World War II, joining the school cadets and doing National Service in the 1950s.
Securing a job with a travel agency in the year of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, getting married, getting divorced, the death of Marilyn Monroe, the assassinations of John F Kennedy and his brother Robert.
And all the time, he is getting by with the help of home carers and Meals on Wheels.
Senior readers will identify with David and his experiences through life in this easy-to-read page-turner.
Time Present and Time Past: The Story of a Lifetime, by Ronald T Parsons (Boolarong Press) RRP $24.99.
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