Today my late mother’s 89 year old first cousin, Leon visited us, the big lad picked him up from our railway station as he had travelled from Geelong to Yarragon by train. He brought with him multiple copies of a book of family and war stories written in 1956 by my grandfather, Joe Pederick for his grandchildren. The original was handwritten by Joe and typed in quadruplicate by my mother so there were four copies: one for Joe and one for the families of his three children. At some stage Leon was given a photocopy by my mother and on re-reading it around Anzac Day last year he decided it should be published. He contacted me soon after and with a good deal of effort by Leon, his friend Phil and myself the result is a published book called Joe’s War. So exciting to hold a copy of the published book!