“…10. “The main thing is to wake up every morning.”
Fred from Buckland’s Beach Bowling Club had just turned 100 – so naturally Michael Holland from Close Up was on hand for one of his trademark good vibe puff pieces.
The dry response was to the inevitable question, “What’s your secret?”
Fred was a joker and you wouldn’t have been surprised if he’d said “Heroin and Horlicks”.
The truth wasn’t too far off – he was an enthusiastic smoker and drinker – and even sculled some rum for the camera.
That’s the beauty of current affairs -
- you can celebrate drinking and smoking one day -
- and create a moral panic about it the next…”
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