The day begins at 4.30am. Why?
Let me take you back 4 hours. Mum, “I have a date, 6 AM in my driveway.”Lets remember our Anzacs. Oh she says, if I wake up I will join you!
Bang, I hear her bedroom door opening, tap tap tap, of the walking stick and her limp down the hallway.
The last call is blaring from her bedroom.. Then, the front door opens! Oh my god, I jump out of bed, jeez I’ve slept in.
I run out the front door, together we stand and pray silence. Then Advance Australia fair rings through the house.. we are at our patriotic best. The street is in darkness.
Mum says “I thought there would be more people out. Yes, a little baffled I head towards the gate and gaze up and down the street. No lights.. hmmm. Odd!
I pop back inside to use the bathroom, check my phone.. 4.40am
Mum, “ I know why no one is out here” why?
Because it’s bloody 4.40am.