This is the story of a working class boy born before the last war and tells the story of his life. His early life living in Ireland and the tumultuous times in Ireland before and after the war. The astonishing events of his Mothers death and the turmoil that ensued. The quaint and different attitude of the culture of youth at that time. His struggle to understand himself and the world. He tell of his experience in the RAF and his emergence into the Trade Union movement after University and he tries to show that in some way he had enjoyed an immensity of good luck which as his story unfolds has a certain rhythm which he is sure has order and cohesion. He demonstrates this with humour and irony.This is his story.