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  • At the age of 3 years
    Telling Dad, I've been bitten by a snake, and the horrible taste of the medicine making me vomit everywhere

    At the age of 7
    Grandma asking if I would like a sandwich, she made the best ham sandwiches
    My Dad asking me to read an article out loud from the newspaper
    My Mum telling me to stop playing with my 'winkie'!
    Everyone telling me I would be homesick when I went on my first journey without mom and dad
    A girl on the beach in Portugal talking to me, then slapping my face because I didn't understand a word she was saying

    At 13 years old
    My first encounter of the French accent
    My first girlfriend Rebecca telling me she will love me forever

    At the age of 14
    Rebecca saying goodbye

    Every week, up to the age of 15
    My Dad saying I would be nothing, no more than a garbage collector

    A month before my 16th birthday
    The Police at the door asking if my Mom is at home
    My uncle asking if I wanted to 'See Dad'
    The words of the vicar at Dad's funeral service

    At the age of 17
    My girlfriend (not Rebecca) and the sounds of our first true 'intimate' encounter

    At 18 years of age
    Officers hearing my attestation into the military

    At the age of 22
    My wife saying "Till death us do part"

    At 28
    The judge declaring the marriage annulled

    At 29 years of age
    The Oncologist telling me Mum had Cancer, and 6 months to live
    A pone call out of the blue telling me my ex-wife had been in an accident

    At the age of 30
    The Priest saying kind words before Mum's cremation
    The Priest saying kind words before my ex-wife's burial

    At the age of 40
    The sounds of the Amazon (how can so much be said in so few words)

    At 50 years of age
    Hearing 'Happy Birthday Mr Campbell', and a cake declaring the same (another story)

    At 52
    Security at Amsterdam Airport saying 'I said take EVERYTHING out of you pockets'

    Is this the song of my life?
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