Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Alex Dunbar 3

For four months now, I have been planning this post, and am dismayed to sit here looking at this photo, and not knowing how to start it.
Several days ago, the 8th of May I think, was the 65th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe. And we have just passed Anzac Day again. So it is a good time to finish the story of Alex Dunbar. Readers should be aware that this is the third post on this subject, and maybe to get a bit of background, you should read the other posts on that subject on here. Just put 'Alex Dunbar' in the search space at the top left hand corner of this blog.
In early January, I was able to take the above photo. Denis Dunbar, my Dad, Donald J. Lamont, and David Dunbar standing outside Denis's house just out of Mercer. We had just spent two hours sitting out on the deck, looking out over the Waikato River, the railway line, the main road. A pleasant lunch. And talking about Alex Dunbar, his life, his death. I think Denis and David, both nephews of Alex, appreciated it.
Maybe, one day, someone will sit and write the whole story, but this forum is not the place. It would take more time than I have. There is a lot of research to do.
The internet is indeed a powerful tool. This meeting would not have happened without it.

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