Frank Makes A Mark
It seems that the youngest boy in a family always gets picked on by the older brothers. Billy Dean copped it no different. Frank Dean always let Billy know who was boss. Sometimes Frank would go past the mark, like one day, in front of his other brother and sister Doris, Frank noticed Billy, aged 12 months, with no nappy on, crawling across the dirt floor at Boundary Bend. Frank said, "watch Billy jump." Mum Dean had left the iron on the combustion stove heating up ready to start ironing some clothes. Frank grabbed the red hot iron and slammed it on Billy's bare bum. Well Billy jumped alright, straight head first into the wood box. His little white bum was red raw and he was screaming. I don't think Frank realized the ferocity of damage it had done. Billy had that scar for the rest of his life.