True love came to me one crisp, autumn morning as I sat beside a creek at the back of our farm house. Mum was hanging out the washing on a line suspended between two trees. Because I was only six years old, I knew that Mum would be on my case if I ventured into the water. But venture in I had to as I saw what appeared to be a corn bag floating down the stream.
The water was freezing cold with a steady current. The stream was not at all deep and I had no difficulty in snagging … Read the rest