My Story, condensed version  

waggypolly 71F
7449 posts
8/4/2006 6:24 am

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My Story, condensed version

In [post 453036], fantasylover_05 asked us about our histories and candy69sosweet wrote her answer in My Story, condensed version. I hope they’ve started a trend. Here’s my story:

I was born at the tail end of World War II, near London UK, and my early memories are of post-war deprivations and adults talking about What They Did in The War. I lived in the same house until I went away to University, so I had a very stable upbringing. I’ve been in revolt against that stability ever since. After graduating I lived in London for three years, at two different addresses, and did six different jobs (teaching, publishing, babysitting, usheretting, typesetting). Then I packed up everything and spent a year travelling overland to Australia. (See Shipwreck for one episode on this journey.)

In Australia I resumed my career in education, teaching grades 0-12 inclusive, adult learners from 5-80 years, and coming to rest in a university faculty. I lived in Papua-New Guinea for six months with my husband and baby son, and for two years in Chicago with my husband, son and daughter.

When we got back to Australia I left Hubby, did my doctorate, and managed to look after both kids and my aging mother. (I’m an only child, so no help from anyone else.) For a few years in middle life things were tough. I had a responsible job at a well-known university. My chronic back problem flared up and I had six months off work and major spinal surgery; ninety-year old Mum was walking better than I was. Things smoothed over, and later I decided to complete my academic life somewhere else.

And so I write this, sitting on my balcony on a balmy tropical night gazing out at the neon-lit mosque beyond the creek: listening to sounds from the jungle with one ear, and sounds from the city with the other.

Two children, one marriage, and I haven’t said how many lovers. Actually, I don’t remember. I’ll tell more about relationships soon.

This is Polly, still Wagging
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fantasylover_05 62M

8/4/2006 7:11 am

Thank you Waggy!!

What a great story!

I hope others tell their stories as well?????

Sounds like a great place to be... tyhe jungle in one ear and the city in the other on a balmy balcony!

waggypolly replies on 8/4/2006 7:18 am:
You were quick off the mark with this comment!

angelofmercy5 58F
17881 posts
8/4/2006 11:52 am

I think listening to both the jungle and the city sounds like a wonderful place to be! And I'm ready to hear more stories too. I think in many ways......I live a little vicariously through your adventures! So.....lovers next!

waggypolly replies on 8/4/2006 3:55 pm:
Actually, before I saw FantasyLover's suggestion I was thinking of starting to write about relationships - do you think I should get lovers out of the way first?

waggypolly replies on 8/4/2006 3:56 pm:
Hope you'll write your story, condensed version.

horny4770 60M
8158 posts
8/4/2006 1:33 pm

You do have a great way of telling your story...quite interesting as well. The jungle and the city...two worlds I wouldn't have seen as being together.


waggypolly replies on 8/4/2006 3:58 pm:
Thanks. Do you want to condense your story into one post? I feel I know about a lot about you already, but a reprise is always nice.

waggypolly replies on 8/4/2006 3:59 pm:
Re the jungle and the city: I think the situation I live in is very unique.

VATraveler1948 68M

8/4/2006 7:05 pm

Yes, let's continue on with the "True Confessions Of a Tropical Hottie", details... we want details.

waggypolly replies on 8/5/2006 2:20 am:
What sort of details: Tropical Hottie meets Naval Spunk in the cross fire?

rm_FreeLove999 46F
16127 posts
8/5/2006 10:37 am

wow! nice post. if i get chance, amidst the other topics i have in mind at the moment, i will definitely do one like this!

[blog freelove999]

waggypolly replies on 8/5/2006 5:26 pm:

Free, I'd really love to read one from you.

GleesFlakyShawl 49M
1620 posts
8/5/2006 7:09 pm

hiya polly, thankx for stopping by at my place (and cleaning the cobwebs, lol) still around , mroe as a lurker adn occassional commenter than as a writer.....

nice post.... on!

waggypolly replies on 8/5/2006 10:36 pm:
I'm glad you're still, around, OK, and not completely vanished.

papyrina 50F
21133 posts
8/6/2006 4:04 am

short and sweet,plenty inbetweens but all your life so condensed.

hugs honey,

ps i cannot remember how many either

I'm a

i'm here to stay

waggypolly replies on 8/6/2006 6:56 am:
Short and sweet was the model Fantasy and Candy started with: a framework to piece other things into.

Life's fun, isn't it?

interested13563 53M
2557 posts
8/7/2006 4:44 pm

Your life story is of great interest! Please, continue!!!!

waggypolly replies on 8/8/2006 3:22 am:
Where to next?

kyplowboy22 61M

8/9/2006 9:47 am

Fascinating life, I'm sure. Life is for those who dare to live it, no? Later


waggypolly replies on 8/9/2006 4:16 pm:
Indeed it is! Later?

warmandsexy52 64M
13164 posts
8/10/2006 2:50 am

Thanks for the story waggy. Really interesting, and what a life!

If I didn't get married I would have gone to Australia, and I've often wondered.

warm xx

waggypolly replies on 8/10/2006 2:59 am:
I really, really, give thanks that I ended up there and that it's my base now.

free2chose2 66F

8/21/2006 10:14 am

Polly we live in parallel worlds or you are my family's seventh child they gave away, our lives are similar

Don't worry, be Happy

waggypolly replies on 8/21/2006 4:50 pm:

Isn't that amazing! Have you posted your life story Free?

sixshooter693 72M
203 posts
8/30/2006 8:07 pm

well polly i was going to pick another one but had to pick number 1 first because it's my first with u. very well written with a little bit of sadness. i hope ur back is better but i hope ur mom is still walking better than u. ur very interesting and i have too read more. have sweet dreams my dear and write about them. ted

waggypolly replies on 9/6/2006 6:33 am:

Thanks for the visit, Ted. I hope you keep reading.
My Mum passed away nine years ago, aged 91.
I wouldn't have felt able to move if she were still alive.

yellowfever33 52M
270 posts
10/3/2006 7:04 am


waggypolly replies on 1/2/2008 4:48 pm:

Hi, I didn't notice you'd been here.

rm_alib482 68M
7 posts
12/12/2007 6:51 pm

Nice abstract Polly, you've got this readers attention

waggypolly replies on 1/2/2008 4:48 pm:

I'm delighted. I hope you'll keep on reading.

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