Shed boss’ lighter side

South Western Times - - Lifestyle -

Qfive guests would you in­vite (and why)?

My wife Luella. I need her to tell me how to hold a din­ner party. Paul Keat­ing, the last Aus­tralian Prime Min­is­ter to have any vi­sion for our coun­try; Lt Col. Ralph Hon­ner, the WA leader of the part-time sol­diers who de­layed the Ja­panese ad­vance on Port Moresby; Harry Peake, my ‘ed­u­ca­tion’ lec­turer in Syd­ney, who taught us (in 1962) that kids learn by com­mu­ni­cat­ing; Mozart, as long as he played some of his beau­ti­ful pi­ano mu­sic af­ter I’d given him a good feed.

AQyou go (and why)?

Back to 1860 to in­tro­duce my­self to five of my great-great grand­fa­thers/grand­moth­ers, who left their home coun­tries, sailed to Aus­tralia and were min­ers dur­ing the Bal­larat/Bendigo gold rush days. What a story they could tell!

AQ­line-up (and why)?

Neil Di­a­mond (emo­tion-filled mu­sic), Wil­lie Nel­son (sim­ple sto­ry­telling) and Kris Kristof­fer­son (musical po­ems of life).

AQ(and why)?

A bull in a cat­tle herd. Think about it! Not hav­ing to hunt for the herd’s food. Work­ing only for a short pe­riod each year. Lots of lay­ing around in green grass ru­mi­nat­ing.

AQ­play you (and why)?

Meryl Streep or Cate Blanchett. They could play any­one and make it be­liev­able.

AIf you were hav­ing a din­ner party, which

If you had a time ma­chine, where would

Who would make up your dream con­cert

If you were an an­i­mal, what would you be

In a movie about your life, who would

Pic­ture: Sam Gibbs

Bob Jenk­ins wants Meryl Streep or Cate Blanchett to play him in a movie about his life be­cause of their abil­i­ties to morph into a char­ac­ter.

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