A Free Spirit

by Lucy Lang

My Dad was a free spirit ~ impossible to pigeon hole.
Hated the rat race and followed his star! Merchant Navy seaman at aged 19. Heavily involved in the Normandy Landings in 1944.
After the war, left for India and basically kept on travelling until the age of 72!! Never settled down!
My sister was born in California and I was born in Kenya, where Dad
worked in tea for over 40 years, travelling all over East Africa. He knew all the words to every song in every musical from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s and played harmonica at the drop of a hat.
Dad was a one off original, full of fun and throughout his life, he never conformed to
convention or routine!
That’s Dad in Kenya on the left of the photo with two mates.
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