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His Eccentricity, Liege Raymond Johnson QC; BSE; AC/DC and Bar

Stephen Doyle

Ray Johnson, Emeritus Mayor of Hamilton Island, and learned defender of the bewildered.I grow old, I grow old,

I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.

2009 is a year of anniversaries here at Bloodwood. However, even though it's 27 years since we planted our first Merlot Noir vines in the Blend Block, commemoration of this little viticultural achievement pales into triviality when we are reminded that this year marks the 76th anniversary of the visitation to this lonely planet of His Eccentricity, Liege Raymond Johnson QC; BSE; ACDC and Bar, President of Hamilton Island, defender of the incontinent and paladin of the great Concessionaires battle of 98. From a long line of snappy chiffonniers, El Presidente insists that three score years and ten (plus GST) is but a warm-up session for the real thing and offers us incontrovertible photographic evidence of his older brother's continuing good health and composure.

May our sycophantic felicitations assuage Your Resplendence for countless years to come.