Little Digger by Ken Tregoning

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I remember one Anzac Day, when I was barely up to my fathers idea of a sprout
I sat and listened to the tales he and my Granpop were talking about, the ANZACS and all that happened there my Granpop was there he joined under age as well, he lied to goin and go off and fought in the Boer War, then when that was over, Later he joined the 1st AIF he ended up at Gallipoli, I remember he said that he thought it was a good thing he was doing, Sadly he lost brothers and mates alike.

He had his uniform in his old keepsake war chest with his medals and stuff, souveniers, I climbed into his boots size9 donned hes heavy mothballed shirt and his old slouch hat sitting listening to his tales of heroic men and brothers iin arms, I watched the tears well up in his eyes and saw my father put his arm around his shoulder he was sobbing too, two soldiers, remembering different times.

I headed out for the back step of my Granpops house where I wiped the tears from my eyes and thought of those very brave men who fought for king and country, those brave Australianslike my Granpop those men of Anzac.

Today I went to the dawn service at the Shrine of rememberace and I remembered my brave Australian Granpop, my father and all Aussies serving our great country, I salute you all.

Ken Tregoning

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A fairdinkum Aussie Artist who love to mix mediums and styles this along with subects from nudes to beach scenes, Can’t remember a time when I never held a brush pencil or hammer, working in Oils, Watercolours, Acrylic and Pen & inks, even had a hand in Computer Graphics & Furniture Design…
Formal training in Art & Design, Graphics, Advertising and Photography.
Enough Enjoy my works…. Thanks Ken

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  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladeover 5 years ago

    Lovely drawing Ken…and quite sad. A wonderful tribute to Anzac Day. Well done.

  • Thank you Anthea, for your lovely words, Big Boots to Fill is a memory I carry every Anzac day, Hugs to you ! . Ken

    – Ken Tregoning

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 5 years ago

    Great work and lovely tribute Ken.

  • THANK YOU and I mean it Thanks Lynda

    – Ken Tregoning

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