> my father JDB – or Johnny B Goode

Lehrer JDB69 years ago / end of the 2nd World War in Europe 🙂
My father was a POW in France and came back to his home town in 1947. Two years later I was born.

My Third Life In Australia

In memory of my beloved father Johann Detlef Bloecker, who was
born 23. SEPTEMBER 1924 – and died 29. February 2000.

Three months before his death my father and my mother left Brisbane, where they both had visited my first wife and myself. We were working then for EDUCATION QUEENSLAND as German Language Advisers. My father had been seriously ill the years before and certainly knew he would soon die of leucemia. He had flown together with my dear mother to Australia to visit us and to say good bye to us. Being with us in Brisbane for some weeks, my parents went to Noosa by bus, swimming every morning and afternoon in the ocean. One week we took off to be together with them in Byron Bay and showed them the most beautiful Hinterland of Queensland and New South Wales. As the son of a North German farmer he enjoyed…

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