JB’s World: It’s Granny Smith time

GRANNY SMITH Festival time is fast approaching and so we’re launching our 2018 TWT Miss Eastwood Granny Smith Festival Queen Quest.

Our reigning Queen Jane Meney has been a wonderful and highly talented representative this year and a great role model for those who follow.

And talking of festivals we have the Eastwood Moon Festival on Saturday September 22.

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JOHN MORRISBY, formerly of Ryde, has passed away from cancer at age 74.

His funeral is Monday September 17 at 1pm at St Barnabas church, Hawkesbury Road, Westmead. Rest in peace John.

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HISTORIC ADDINGTON Open day is this Sunday from 2pm to 4pm. Members of the Baden-Powell Scout Guild of NSW will attend following a church service at St Anne’s Church Ryde at 10am.

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PETER COOPER of former Coopers Tanks fame on site of present Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club and longtime Ryde Rotarian heads This Week’s  Birthday Honours List celebrating 86 golden years on Friday.

JB Goddaughter Julie Redshaw Free great granddaughter of former Ryde mayor Jack Redshaw celebrates today as does Anne Martin in USA, Joan Smith and Clinton Hanney turning 56.

Tony Fitzgerald of Ryde celebrates a diamond sixty on Friday same day as Fred Cameron celebrating 77, Matthew Erskine son of Rotarian great Robert Erskine OAM turning 36 while Regine Bier celebrates with JB’s Best Man David Hayman and friends and families.

Alice Painter of Sydney St George’s Guild and better half of Dr Ted Painter of Ryde and Gloucester parties on Friday also and was toasted at last week’s Guild meeting at historic “Addington”. JB niece Bregitta Booth Leigh celebrates also on Friday in Pommieland with hubby Andy and children Tommy, Jessica and Sophie.

Frank Bonner of Eastwood real estate celebrates Saturday same day as Sophie Louise Mitchell turns twelve daughter of Alison and Bradley Mitchell and granddaughter of Graham Mitchell.

Eva Maxted of North Ryde and mother of Trevor and Ian and ma-in-law of JB niece Gorgeous Georgina Gilkes Maxted now of Beecroft celebrates Sunday and was also toasted at last week’s St George’s Guild meeting at “Addington”.

Wendy Baden-Powell granddaughter of the founder of Scouting and Guiding Lord Robert Baden-Powell also celebrates Sunday now resident in Melbourne nearby her brother Michael Baden-Powell and family.

Wendy officially opened the Girl Guide Museum room at Addington a few years ago which will be open for public inspection again this Sunday at the Addington Open Day from 2pm to 4pm.

Hanne Roar Roslind will be celebrating and skalling in Denmark on Monday and JB was glad to catch up recently on a flying visit to Copenhagen. Sergio Trujillo hubby of Magdalena Eichmeyer Trujillo and father of Martina and Matheas and favourite son-in-law of our Ulrike will be celebrating in Vienna on Monday same day as JB cousin Alan Booth and better half Lyn will be celebrating 52 years wedded bliss.

Bob Kaye-Smith president of Ryde Rotary Club celebrates 68 years on Tuesday so should be a big celebration at Tuesday night’s Ryde Rotary club dinner meeting same day Netta Cook 96 and Betty Tonkin nee Ridley and Audrey Honor Smith youngest daughter of Rev Mark and Anna Smith.

Mason Cohen turns 23 on Wednesday same day as Kylie Polglase celebrates and Alfred Adams 97, Dorothy Kenning 94 and Clinton and Cathie Hanney celebrate 32 years wedded bliss. Happy daze all.

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BUMPER STICKER: Don’t laugh – your daughter may be in here!

Keep Smiling!

– John F. Booth

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