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Friday, March 10, 2006

Heartbreak at the Robertson Show

My fellow Steward from the Cut Flower Section of the Pavilion Exhibitions, was Mrs Cazna Norman. She was very excited yesterday at the prospect of winning the First Prize for her Apple Pie. Today, I noticed that she got a Second Prize instead (bad luck).

Cazna's full name is: Cazna Peace Norman. If you spell the first name backwards, you will see she was a First World War baby. Isn't that delightful?

The reverse spelling of "Anzac" seems to have been a response to restrictions on the use of the name "Anzac". So much so that in 1916 the Government brought in ‘Paragraph (2)’ of the ‘War Precautions (Supplementary) Regulation’. Amazingly, you can read about applications for the use of the names "Anzac" and "Cazna" which were variously approved and disapproved, at the hotlink above.

Anyway, the resilient, and charming Cazna has survived a fair bit of stress and strain in her lifetime. At least enough for most 80 year olds. So, I am sure she will survive the minor tragedy of getting only a Second Prize. I am sure she will come back fighting, next year, like the true Anzac baby she is. I'll see if I can place a bet for Cazna to win the first prize for Apple Pies, in 2007.


Anonymous said...

Just an update on the apple pie contest... the reason Caz got second is because her eldest daughter Ann Armstrong beat her with the first place!!

Denis Wilson said...

Thanks Anon.
That is such a good ending to the story!
I could not have made up a better ending!