Gary was much more than clever he was very sensitive and saw the cruel
ways of life. In the community, in school and on the football
playing field he encountered so much bullying in his short life all
because he was a special boy. Gary had a sensitive nature which
was a very rare thing in these days of tough teenagers. Gary was" his
own man "and he was never swayed by the crowd. If he knew something to
be wrong he stood firm and the bully tactics always failed to change him.
His school principle told him in front of his class "he was the bravest
boy he had seen".
was clever and entertaining. When he was two years of age he could spell lots
of words and always had a huge ability to communicate clearly.
neighbours loved to hear this tiny person spell words such as Quinnsworth
(our local supermarket), Shell oil, all the road traffic signs. He knew
every make of car, the registrations of all cars in our street and much
much more. By the age of three he could read anyl children's books and he
could memorize them and recite them back. When he was five he could
tell you the names of each President of America, when they were born, how
long they served, if they were married and lots of other facts about
them. In fact in a lot of peoples minds he was a genius and he was our son.
If I suceed in nothing else in life I lay claim to knowing Gary Somers.