A Fortunate Life

Fortunate Life, A (Marcus Cole, Henri Safran, 1986) mini-series

I watched A Fortunate Life reluctantly — because I knew it was going to be a miserable experience. But one I wanted to undergo, because I thought it might be a bit like what my own father went through. In fact, I think Dad might have had it worse – apart from the whipping. Bert at least still had a mother until he was an adult, whereas my father's died when he was 13 (his father having already died before he was one year old). Both he and my father worked hard in their teens as farmers' boys. Dad was living much further out than Bert, on the very edge of the wheatbelt and beyond, tho Bert did his time ten years earlier, and could read and write even less than my Dad could at that age. All very sad.

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