Unemployment is quite respectable in a recession you know.

Wednesday, 12 June 1991 Hello Sis, You’d better appreciate this punk, it’s the first time I’ve actually had to write anything for over six months.  I quit College in about March and have since been enduring the rigours of unemployment.  Now don’t cuss and swear, unemployment is quite respectable in a recession you know.  I think it’s about 10% now.  Life is dull without you … Continue reading Unemployment is quite respectable in a recession you know.

Mum’s got a computer now…..

9 July 1991 Dear S I am writing or rather typing, or rather word processing this to you on our NEW computer which we got today.  I have just realised that it does not seem to justify the lines really well like WordStar.  I am getting WordStar loaded onto it, but will have to get someone from school/work to help me with that.  This little … Continue reading Mum’s got a computer now…..

This dot mattress printer is very noisy!

Saturday, 13 Jul 1991 9:00pm after phone call Dear S It was great to talk to you, please apologise to Jack, because I was getting some echo and I was a bit confused, I didn’t really speak to him, just asked to speak to you.  He probably thinks I am really ignorant. I am pleased you haven’t resigned yet.  It is always easier to get … Continue reading This dot mattress printer is very noisy!

I am now an employed man – my first job.

3 August, 1991  12.17am Hi-de-ho to you Sis, How goes it Ms S? You’re darned lucky to be hearing from me, you know.  I am a busy man.  An EMPLOYED man.  A corporate assassin, climbing the treacherous ladder to success, crushing, the dreams and spirits of my underlings underfoot as I claw my way to the zenith of the publishing world, where I will bask … Continue reading I am now an employed man – my first job.

A letter from my father the Narcissist

Saturday, 10 August 1991 Dear S Been fairly quiet but cold lately with heaps of wind and rain. Your Mum bought new side boards and shelves for the lounge.  Old stuff has gone to the antique shop they are trying to sell it for us without much luck to date though. Had new light fitting fitted in the dining room the other day.  The pool pump … Continue reading A letter from my father the Narcissist

Caught smoking “Geraniums” by Mum and Dad.

Friday, 1 November 1991  8:14pm Dear Jewel of My Universe, Howe bee youe?  You’re letter was fulle of ye olde Englishe slange so I assume ye transition to the land of Pomp and Splendour is complete, ande yae verily have I adjusted my texte soe ye wille bee ablee to reade ite. Haaah! funny eh?  How are you?  I just had a letter telling me … Continue reading Caught smoking “Geraniums” by Mum and Dad.