Old folk at lunch

Tuesday, December 17, 1996

MERRY XMAS 1996



I got married (for the 4th time) late last year to a tall, slim, nice-looking redhead who is the same height as I am. Her name is Kathryn. I proposed only a month after we met and we broke up three weeks after the wedding! Not long after we got back from the honeymoon we fell out and neither of us was prepared to back down so she moved back to her own house at Ipswich. We have remained friends, however. It all sounds a bit like Hollywood, doesn't it? The genuine whirlwind romance. It was however great while it lasted and I wouldn't have missed it for the world.

Since February this year I have been involved with Jill -- a very nice and very blonde blue-eyed lady who is a little older than I am and only 5'6" tall this time. She is an administrator at the Uni of Qld. and did her Arts degree late in life but got five university prizes in the course of it. So I still like smart ladies! We share interests in classical music, history and literature. Jill and I get on extremely well but she refuses to marry me so no more weddings are expected in the near future. Being Mrs Ray no. 5 is probably not such an attractive idea to her when you think about it!

Joey is now 9 and has just finished 4th grade at St Joachims. Next year we will be sending him to Greenslopes State school as Jenny and I both feel that such a small school as St Joachims no longer gives him enough scope.