Three people I would love to invite to dinner: Three deserving teenagers who are breadwinners for their single-parent families.
Most amazing thing I’ve ever done: Given my life to Jesus.
The best advice I ever received: From my deserted mother of six kids: ‘‘Remember John, she is somebody’s sister’’ every time I went out on a date as a teenager. And ‘‘Be good to your kids, they pick your retirement home.’’
I would spend my last $10 on: A loaf of bread.
My greatest fear: Losing my wife.
My fantasy job: As a small boy, I always wanted to drive the baker’s cart!
If I could travel back in time I would love to meet: My paternal great-grandfather.
True love is ... Unconditional.
My last meal would be: A crust of dry bread!
My favourite phrase is: ‘‘It’s not what you’ve got that’s important; it’s what you do with what you’ve got’’.
I will never throw out: My Bible.
My biggest fashion faux pas: Hey, it’s a continual faux pas!
I’m always asked: ‘‘Are you a JP?’’ (I’m not).
What people may not know about me is: I was once very, very shy.
My earliest memory: At three years old, lying on the seaweed at an Adelaide beach, a harmonica playing South of The Border — it was my father’s farewell in 1940 before departing for the Middle East in World War II.
My most embarrassing moment: It’s a long story! It’s in my personal memoirs.
Wierdest thing in my glovebox: A pair of leather gloves!
I wish I hadn’t ... Been as judgmental and critical in the past.
People say I look like: Leslie Nielsen.
My first car: A second-hand 1956 FJ Holden which I paid 300 pounds [$600] in 1964.
On my bedside table is: My Bible and my sleep apnoea machine.
A movie I think everyone should see: “My Left Foot” – the true story of cerebral palsy victim - Christy Brown.
In the future… A prosperous and peaceful Australia for our grandchildren.
Favourite book as a child: “Biggles Delivers The Goods” a school prize.