I recently told you about a Facebook group I set up called, I’ve Lived in Hamilton, Victoria, that was, and still is, offering me “A Pleasant Distraction”. I’ve posted a few Hamilton stories from Western District Families, and one of those was Fido’s story. So, it was a thrill to hear from Alan Moon’s children, Graeme and Diana, members of the group.
Growing up, the story of Fido’s feat was a family favourite, with Graeme commenting that he didn’t think anyone else knew the story their father often told them as children. He recalled being “amazed” at the brave dog’s journey from Port Fairy to Hamilton. Diana told me she would ask her father to tell her the story over and over. Thank you Graeme and Diana for sharing your childhood memories and for adding to Fido’s wonderful story.
If you are wondering how the Hamilton group is going, it’s going mad. To give you an idea, one of my favourite quotes comes from Helen – “This site is better than Candy Crush”. There are now over 1600 members and hundreds of photos. A “Back to Hamilton” is becoming more of a reality each day which is exciting.