FOUR YEARS of World War 1 centenary commemorations concluded on Sunday with Armistice Day celebrations which heralded the end of the “Great War” that was supposed to be the war that ends all wars! However it
was only to be another 21 years before we witnessed World War 2.
Fortunately we haven’t experienced another “world war” in over seventy years, so maybe we are learning something! Hope springeth eternal.
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Tigers when nearly half of the Kangaroos touring side were Tigers including Bennie Elias, Wayne “Junior” Pearce, Steve Blocker Roach, Garry Jack, Paul Sironen and Co!
JB niece and Goddaughter Debbie Booth Reynolds celebrates Monday visiting her parents Peter (JB twin brother) and Margaret Booth in Pommieland and sisters Bregitta and Amber and their families.
Tom C Redshaw born on Blaxland Road Ryde next to home of his grandfather Ryde Mayor John Redshaw on corner of Blaxland Road and North Road which became site of now redundant Ryde RTA office celebrates 87 on Monday.
Robert Erskine of Rotary fame celebrates a magic 69 on Tuesday and played a major role in last Thursday night’s Eastwood-Gladesville Rotary Primary Schools Leadership awards at Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club. Robert’s son Matthew Erskine is the new manager at the Commonwealth Bank branch at Top Ryde City. Congratulations Matt and welcome.
Daniel Patrick Power turns seventeen Tuesday while TWT super photo journalist Greg Turner is celebrating his birthday Tuesday with a few days holidays.
Norm Inch – not metric – celebrates 94 at Vimiera Village Eastwood next Wednesday celebrating with his beloved better half Dot while Rev Dean Ken Allen former minister at St Chad’s church Putney will celebrate at Ryde Rotary club Tuesday night for his 75th birthday Wednesday.
Robert S Gardner an old Scout mate and architect of Sydney 2000 Olympic Stadium will be celebrating his 81st birthday in Brisbane next Wednesday with better half Joal and daughters Rhyll, Jaye and Dene and families.
Happy daze all.
BUMPER STICKER: Firemen are always on heat!
– JOHN F BOOTH