Skew Wiff turns 90

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CON­GRAT­U­LA­TIONS are in or­der to Gra­ham ‘Skew Wiff’ Watt who re­cently cel­e­brated his 90th birth­day.

Skew Wiff even got a men­tion on Macca’s ‘Aus­tralia All Over’ Sun­day morn­ing ABC ra­dio pro­gram on the mile­stone.

Skew Wiff and his wife, Jan­ice, live in a re­tire­ment vil­lage at Wau­chope near Port Mac­quarie th­ese days.

The for­mer Kyabram nice guy and poet pro­vided a highlight at the re­cent Kyabram com­mu­nity farewell to Ian and Julie Purdey by pen­ning a poem on Purd, which was read out at the farewell. It went like this:

“PURD”. A story about a “Spe­cial Boy”, The very best yarn that you’ve heard, The story of a ‘Cham­pion’ Bloke, The one that we all know as “PURD”.

Born at KY’s old B.N.A. In a year that brought much joy, (Yes! RUS­SIA won the Mel­bourne Cup) And to Ern and Win – a BOY! Schooled at Ky – a likely lad, To Rose­bud for a while, Then back to KY and the Free Press Days, And man­age­ment with Style. Fifty-three years of con­stant work, As ev­ery-one here will know, Work­ing hard on ‘Pro­mo­tion’, And keep­ing ‘KY’ on the Go!’ YES! ‘Purd’ is quite an ‘urger’, Com­mu­nity-Wise he’s great, The Trot­ting Club and Legacy, To th­ese he has lent his weight. The Hospital Com­mit­tee – And ‘Sport­star of the Year’, And the Mel­bourne Cup Cal­cutta – Yes! ‘Purd’ has had no Peer. So to ‘Purd’ we say “We’ll miss you”, And to Julie and Fam­ily galore, From all of your mates in Kyabram, We wish you the “BEST” – and more. — Skew Wiff.

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