THE MEANING OF LIFE . . . and the young Australian mind.
One Sunday, little Gaga-Jo was going to the Zoo with Mummy and Daddy for a treat.
They told her that Grandpappy was coming, but he couldn’t be there until 11am.
When he arrived, Gaga-Jo asked, “Grandpappy, why couldn’t you come at the same time as us?”
Grandpappy, who had in fact been to Church, tried to think how best to explain . . . .
“Well,” he said, “every Sunday morning I go to a special place to meet a Special Friend who means all the world to me.”
“Oh Daddy,” said little G-J, “Can we go soon to that place and meet Grandpappy’s Special Friend?”
And Daddy replied . . . .
(Please take careful note of this reply because it, perhaps, sums up the Australian culture better than you’ll find it expressed anywhere else.)
Daddy said to Gaga-Jo, “Let’s go and look at the elephants.”