Paul Godfrey..Some great names there. Peter Sparshot. Great auditor. Ken Nietze, I wasnt overly fond of. Ron Segal , lot of presence. Sue Cartwright, I was auditing her on Dianetics and we had a wondrous session. It was before it was known that people could go Clear before they did the Clearing Course. Much later, she told me that the session we did was where she went Clear. How about that for a big win. Andy Youngman from the GO , I didn't have much to do with him during my time but we socialised after I left. I never asked what his circumstances were. I was very fortunate that my then husband financed my time in Scn, but I did applaud those who had to have a day job and do FDN staff work to get up the bridge. Damn hard. I did enjoy all of my years, and met so many nice people, who at the time were the only people I had in my life. I had only just arrived in Aus and a few months later I was working by day, studying by night and all day Saturday for a few years.. My time at St Hill have lasting memories of meeting people from all around the world, living in different digs (rooming mostly next room to Jim Doone). fun get togethers on the weekends. There are always the few in any walks of life who can be a P in the A but on the whole, there were a lot of very good wholehearted people. My downfall was meeting Mr Nice guy, Paul Godfrey and his friend, who had been some biggie at some sport. I moved back to Sydney went on course and it was the start of the madness. Worse than Sydneys house market at the moment. Prices rising every month and everything becoming more and more unaffordable. Now I see from history that it was the beginning of the Miscavige era.
I read a post here from a guy who was at the Sydney org the same time as me. I was there from 1974-84. I can't for the life of me find it. He mentioned names which were so familiar, and that he arrived at Central Station as a young man, and was body walked into the Org. some of the names mentioned were Ethel Mackay, Nick Cramey,, Phil Stevens. I would love to catch up with this guy and anyone else that was there during that time. had so many happy hours there with some really dedicated people. St Hill was the same. Magical. When I returned to Sydney in 76 I took up some more study but my ex husband who had blown the Sea Org well before we met, did his conditions to return. I had never had so much crap to put up with on course as at that time. Time revealed he had been out ethics and still was so I eventually moved away and when I returned to the course room in 1984 it was the beginning of the end. I very stupidly let people persuade me to get a loan for New OT 4. Fortunately I was knocked back. A couple of guys had a thing going on where they would get into a 2D relationship and then try and sign you up for services so that they could get the commission to further their own journey across the bridge. Prices were rising by 10% each month, there was a lot of chaos amongst the staff, and to be honest it was a place I no longer wanted to be in or be a part of. so I resigned. Not long after a lot of the best staff auditors around the world were getting sacked and leaving. I had the opportunity to meet one of these people and severed any chance of returning by having them run the New OT 4 . It cost me about $80, and didn't take very long. I think back to how that could have cost me $8000. I was never on staff so have never suffered the atrocities that others did but I did see a lot of things but generally no one complained.Anyway, hope I can find some Sydneysiders.
The guy Liia Bentley married was Les Miller. Paul Sarkany (pronounced "Sharken") was a dentist.So were you the author of the post I was referring to?
I had a really lovely friend and I couldn't remember her name, but you did, Lyn Greenslade. Sarkany is not the name Im looking for. One day it will come to me. I was only ever in the org, weeknights and Saturdays. Linda Gannon I knew, Cyril Holman,, Martin Bently was like 'God' . Lovely deep voice. His wife or ex wife, popped up one day, nice girl, I think she was called Leah, she married another Scio who bought an ice cream van up the Central Coast and they went off into the sunset. Some of those names don't register. I only had my husband at the time who had blown the SO before we met, but he supported me until I arrived back from St Hill. Its good to hear you are enjoying life. I have read lots, I have heard lots , about the atrocities that have happened to staff and its continuation. How it has destroyed people. Up until Ron died despite the hardships, there was a spirit still left in people. After about an absence of 6 years, coming back to the Academy was so different. The whole org, the people. I heard stories from people who drove by Miscavges compound which have now proven to be true about building a ship . like really weird happenings. The behaviour of staff , the desperation for stats. I had no idea how those people were suffering. Was it the RTC? and their barbaric set up. What sick sick minds. Got to look forward and make a better future eh!
Nope. Helen was married to Keiran O'Leary (not related.) Colm O'Leary married Judee Poole/Gow after Colin Gow died.Rosy, yes I remember her and her mother very well. So you are that naughty boy lol. I used to walk back along the lanes to East Grinstead with jim doing the same or singing. Very funny man. Every night we would walk up to the chicken shop for supper looking olong the road for dropped treasure and sure enough we always found coins on the road. I remember Colm O'leary, was he ever a husband to Helen?
I am in Sydney and will be next Monday and free from 2.30 on so if thats convenient , let me know.I have a monthly appointment top of King St, and then I usually window shop back to Town Hall.