“Firenze Fashions”

At the suggestion, and also help; of a few of the lady readers of codswallop, I’ve been making attempts, to save some of the blogs into a printable version. Does that sound right?
My first sortie was a disaster; but I do believe that I’ve now worked out how to do it properly.
Naturally I decided to start at the beginning. The first post was made in February 2012, about nothing in particular, the second was where I introduced someone that we’ve all grown to know and to fear. The War Office!
Of course, there were no followers or readers back then, there ain’t that many now either come to think of it.
But at least I got quality if not quantity and that counts for something, I’m just not sure what.
The first blog that I posted, that got any sort of response is this one that I’m now re-blogging, there are 2 comments both written by me, but it was in response to someone who commented on Twitter, my stuff was linked to Twitter then I don’t know if it still is.
No it wasn’t from that great world renowned Twitterer or is that twit, sitting in the Oval office twitting away.
It was from a lady, who thought that the blog would be about something entirely different.
I wonder if it will get a better reception the second time around.


Back in 1956-57 I was working for the Hartford Fire Insurance Company in Melbourne, 31 William Street if I remember correctly; which I probably do! The Hartford was the trading name in Australia of A.F.I.A., (American Foreign Insurance Association).

Being regarded as a specialized β€œClaims man” I was stuck in a desk in, shall we say the bottom right hand corner, of the claims department; away from the counter and general run of business where I could perform my acts of bastardry. Part of my job was to weed out bad risks.

The bulk of the Hartford’s business in Australia was motor vehicle insurance and, being an American company they attracted the bulk of their business from American companies, foremost of which was General Motors & G.M.A.C.A. (their finance arm); G.M. had the lions share of the car industry in the 50’s: the Japanese hadn’t hit the market back then.

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9 thoughts on ““Firenze Fashions”

  1. I loved this post. So interesting and very amusing. Brian you should write a book, seriously you should. I would love to hear all the details of how you came to be in Australia, do you have a post about that?
    Printing out some of your posts and creating a booklet is a wonderful idea, and it’s an idea I shall steal. Thank you Brian. πŸ“–πŸ™‚

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    1. I was feeling my way and had no idea what I was doing or where I was going. I’m glad you enjoyed it, thank you Sue πŸ˜›

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      1. I really would like to read more about your early life in Australia.


        1. There are a few not sure where or when. I’ll try tomorrow see if I can find a couple, don’t know about recycling like Andrew obviously does

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        2. Andrew? Must have missed what he had to say on that. Which method did you use in the end to print out your copy?


  2. It is a good idea to recycle previous posts, I do it all the time.

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    1. That’s cos you’re lazy πŸ˜€


  3. I love that post and I chuckled! πŸ˜€
    I think your stories you’ve shared in your WP would make a great collection for a book!
    Time consuming work, but well worth it!
    πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰ 🐻 😈 o_O 😎 :mrgreen: πŸ™‚
    PS…I started blogging on WP in 2012. πŸ™‚


    1. Thank you Carolyn,
      Seems like a lot of hard work and time consuming as you point out,
      Time is something I don’t have much of, But I’m giving it some thought and might make the effort.
      2012 was a big year for new starters it seems,
      😁 πŸ˜ˆπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜…πŸΆ 🐾 🐩 😁 🐢🐾 πŸ»πŸ˜…πŸ» SNAP!
      HUGS!!! and lots of pats for Coop 🐢 🐾 🐩

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