HAPPY MOTHER’S Day to all our Mums and hope you are all fully treated by your offspring and loved ones on your very special day this Sunday. If your children don’t know how or where to celebrate see our special feature pages inside this week or have a peak at our Special Offers section online.
BERNIE CAIN former North Ryde RSL Sub-Branch president heads This Week’s Birthday Honours List celebrating a Double 8 today. Goodonya Bernie.
Katherine McLaren celebrates tomorrow as does Aileen Brown and Rachel Sanchez same day as Rev Ernest Chau with better half Maie and daughter Nicola Jessica.
Lauren Nicholls faces 32 candles on her birthday cake Friday while Susan and Tony Robertson celebrate 47 years wedded bliss four days before Susan’s birthday onTuesday.
Carolyn Engisch better half of Torch Publishing MD John Engisch celebrates on Saturday same day as Ph Dr Hana Hons Gerzanicova celebrates in Pilzen Czech Republic who resided in Sydney after escaping the communist regime with her late hubby John and joining the Sydney St George’s Guild who meet in historic “Addington” at Ryde.
Hana returned to the Czech Republic to reclaim her family home and has been awarded Woman of the Year by the Czech Parliament. Many TWT readers will remember Hana’s poems she specially wrote for The Weekly Times for Christmas and Easter and other special occasions and she has been awarded Poet of the Year twice by the International Poets Fellowship based in Washington DC USA.
TWT readers can see a younger version of Hana on this week’s front page as Renae Hons of Putney is a granddaughter of Hana! And JB will be visiting Hana in Pilzen soon en route to Villers Bretonneux to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of my Uncle Henry Booth KIA at Villers-Bretonneux on June 7, 1918 aged 20.
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LILIAN TAHMASIAN our TWT Teen Queen 2007 heads This Week’s Birthday Honours List younger brigade, turning 28 this Monday.
Isabella Williams turns sweet seventeen on Sunday daughter of former Hunters Hill mayor Ross Williams and Halina Cick.
Ross is Mayor Emeritus and has been a strong campaigner for the independence of Hunters Hill Council in the fight against the State Government’s forced amalgamation plan.
Ashley Peake is Ryde Rotary Club’s oldest member and on Wednesday celebrates 56 years membership while Hameed Fazal celebrates 48 years same day as Susan Robertson celebrates with hubby Tony Robertson.
Edward Stephen William Coggan turns twenty-one in Canberra on Tuesday son of Steve and the late Trish Coggan and brother of Alice Coggan same day as Erlinda Gloria Llamido and Jatsinder Sahota Singh hubby of JB’s twin brother Peter’s youngest daughter Amber in Pommieland.
Olwen Harris turns eight on Wednesday daughter of Vivien and Steven Harris and granddaughter of Brian Harris and Judy Harris who was Ryde Citizen of the Year 2011.
Faye Giles of the Association for Good Government and Henry George Trust NSW and better half of AGG President Richard Giles celebrates Wednesday as does Cameron Russell turning 46 son of Dennis and Glenys Russell and Charles Waddy Balmain Tigers great Paul Sironen of East Ryde also celebrates Wednesday turning 53 same day as Marina Eng and Ashton Jordan Chan turning ten son of Brad and Ilean Chan.
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BUMPER STICKER: My Bank sent a cheque back marked “Insufficient funds”. Them or me?
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-JOHN F BOOTH