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the mightiest trees emerge. Wondrous words travel right alongside them to describe their beauty – like majestic, awe-inspiring, magnificent, stately, etc.  Take a look at this photo and tell me just one of those descriptive words is wrong.

 

Grandfather Gum

Grandfather Gum

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Ohh-hh… look –

From our local newspaper, The SE Times – this is surely Karma… no?

Easter Service at our local Driver Reviver rest stop

Easter Service at our local Driver Reviver rest stop

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They’re in the news everywhere, it seems. Sinkholes, that is.  (see the Related Articles below… just a couple of the many stories being reported almost daily, it seems)

Well-ll, our limestone farmhouse has survived in the South East of South Australia since 1878 – and we believe it to be directly over a sinkhole.  Or a big limestone cavern underneath us somewhere not too far down.  And to think people move into caves when they think the world may end… to stay safe?

Our two bores (providing ‘flattish’ but clear as a bell, absolutely drinkable water) are situated somewhere below us, at a depth of just 3.3 metres (11′) – one is just behind our house, and one to the side.  Go figure.  It’s surely down there under us somewhere. (more…)

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Some Memories fade

… and names can be forgotten as the years roll on.  But at a recent reunion of farmers – ‘Back to Parawa 2013’ – the organisers thoughtfully and most cleverly, had name tags for everyone attending – in BIG WRITING.  As it was 30 years since the last reunion, this was brilliant – especially when they also added the maiden name of the married ladies.  This was particularly helpful for some of us who had not been born and bred in the area, and had no idea of many family connections after marriage and name changes. (more…)

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It all began in a most unlikely spot – the Perth Royal Show in Western Australia – the end of September, 1967, and the first Royal Show we had visited since our wedding.  Due to changing work commitments, this was also our first Show  in another Australian State other than our home State of South Australia.

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They’ve changed our postal address for the second time in just a few weeks.  They are the Department of Transport, Energy and Infrastructure and the new numbering system won’t take effect until sometime after 1st July – and after they have attached a sign with our new number to our letterbox …  they say.

As we are rural residents, living on a farm, we have had an RMB address (Roadside Mail Bag) since we have been here.  It’s a sweet old-fashioned name, leaving us wondering if there was ever a bag here for mail to be delivered into – or a bag of  mail delivered here?  The name also conjures up a picture of mail being carried in saddle bags, with the ‘postie’ on his trusty steed.  You must admit that’s a romantic picture  from another slower and gentler time! (more…)

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Hmm…maybe Last one this time!

We’ve just been updating our Wills and last wishes – mostly serious and circumspect, as demanded by the occasion – especially in our solicitor’s office.  And we couldn’t help remembering the last time we updated, in another time and place, and with another solicitor.

Thanks to his happy nature, it wasn’t morbid or devoid of a lighter look at quite heavy decisions, but that night, after dinner (and a glass or three of red), we began reminiscing about another time and place; another Wills update; and another solicitor – many years ago. (more…)

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