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Thomas Earle Rixon, Sr

Birth
Australia
Death Mar 1974
Uralla, Uralla Shire, New South Wales, Australia
Burial Uralla, Uralla Shire, New South Wales, Australia
Memorial ID 50898112 · View Source
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This man was my grandfather.I remember him as a quiet gentle man who had worked at the Uralla Shire Council for many years.He worked on the gardens at Alma Park in Uralla.
He worked in his beautiful vegetable garden at his little house at 52 Queen Street Uralla and he also grew wonderful flowers.He owned two dogs lucie and scampie who loved and followed him everywhere.
Tom was a smoker and rolled his own cigarettes.A couple of years after his death I inherited his dressing gown and when I checked the pockets I found one of his old "rollie" cigarettes.
A good memory of Pop was the statue of an African American that uses to smoke real cigarettes. He had a real straw hat and a wonderful expression. I loved it so much. It was always on the mantle and he use to light it up and show me when I came to visit. When I taste a home grown beetroot I remember Pop. I think my love of American Jazz music and minstrel songs from the early days is a direct result of that smoking statue which would be frowned apon now but was a source of so much delight to my young mind. I love the music and old songs.
On a Sunday we would watch Charlie Chaplin and buster keyton movies on television and we would both howl with laughter.I can still smell his cigarettes. I didn't take it up thanks again to you Pop Rixon.
My grandfather looked after a young boy who grew up to be a teddy boy. He had slicked hair and a leather jacket and we were banned from talking to him but my Nan and Pop did their best to help this Kid. I wonder what happened to him and if he ever reads this I send him the best of wishes. I will call you D.
POP wore a hankerchief with four knots on his head a white singlet and big baggy shorts and was a avid punter.
What a shame that I cant say anymore about my grandfather.He had heart trouble and went to hospital a few times but he passed away at his house with his wife by his side.


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  • Created by: David W. Rixon
  • Added: 10 Apr 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 50898112
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Earle Rixon, Sr (unknown–Mar 1974), Find A Grave Memorial no. 50898112, citing Uralla Cemetery, Uralla, Uralla Shire, New South Wales, Australia ; Maintained by David W. Rixon (contributor 47255631) .