The lesson was about more than shoes and shoe polish - much more.
Years after I was impressed with the wisdom handed down that integrity is measured, partly, by how a person acts and performs when nobody is looking.
Looking out the back of the Palace this afternoon I was overwhelmed by the beauty of the bush. Usually it would jump out. Awe would ooze from the mere glimpse.
Over powered by the siren song of Lady Lake viewed in the front, the back yard has been relegated to neglect, but it's more than a mere pee pasture for the beer boys letting off steam. I think it's another of life's hidden treasures needing some nourishment.