If you have read my trilogy ‘Icecreams’ you will know that the final book starts with the story of Doug’s Childhood. You will also know that his mother passed away soon after having given birth to twins when he was six years old. He spent the next six years (four of them War years) being moved from pillar to post. Living with relatives, in boarding houses and various other places. Finally, when his dad was released from wartime ‘Manpower’ work the three middle children, (the baby twins having been adopted) moved back to Maryborough to live with their dad. Until a couple of months ago we had no knowledge of this picture’s existence. Doug’s cousin Kevin started a group facebook page, a private page where members could post photos or documents and information. It was on this page that we first saw the photo. At the weekend we travelled to a Family History day and Kevin gave us a disc containing this and other photo’s. We know the history and we had heard the stories but we had no photographs to fill in the gaps between when he was about fifteen months old and his late teens. (see blog photo 23rd of July) So here it is, If feels like finding a missing piece of a Jig Saw. Now we know what the schoolboy Douglas looked like. Needless to say I’ll be off to get a proper copy this very day. Are we chuffed? You’d better believe it! Thank you God.