90 rea­sons for cake and mu­sic

Chinchilla News - - LIFE -

LAST Tues­day, Carinya res­i­dents boarded the bus for our three-monthly visit to the Chin­chilla RSL where we were en­ter­tained by Glen Shields who per­formed a num­ber of songs from our gen­er­a­tion.

That, my friends, is a long era to cover but one full of good mu­sic.

At lunch I was called for a photo ses­sion with the other Chin­chilla News scribe who was also turn­ing 90 the next day – my good friend Vince.

The Chin­chilla News keeps send­ing these lovely young men to see me. People will be start­ing to talk soon.

It was great to catch up with so many people that I have known over the years while I am out at these events and the man­age­ment at the RSL is so help­ful and friendly to us all.

On Wed­nes­day it was so lovely to have a visit from the man­age­ment team from Miles IGA.

I have known these people for so long that they feel like fam­ily to me.

My room is filled with flow­ers and birth­day cards.

My daugh­ter-in-law Kaylean and grand­daugh­ter Gabrielle pro­vided us with de­li­cious cook­ing for morn­ing tea where our friends from Mil­ton House, Angli­can Church and Friends of Carinya helped me to cel­e­brate my big day.

My daugh­ter Estelle and her hus­band Ian trav­elled from Ram­sey Street to visit with me. Trav­el­ling for the first time with­out the need of a dial­y­sis ma­chine, she is look­ing so well.

Rus­sell, Kyle and Gabrielle were also able to join us, and I was so proud to see them serv­ing up morn­ing tea.

Thank you An­gela for pro­vid­ing mu­sic for us.

At lunch time Kaylean and Rus­sell cooked us a beau­ti­ful bar­be­cue lunch at the house. All in all I had a great day.

In the af­ter­noon we at Carinya cel­e­brated Mrs Lorna McGarry's 92nd birth­day with more vis­i­tors, more de­li­cious cakes, and more mu­sic. Con­grat­u­la­tions Lorna on your mile­stone.

I just have a short note from Del who goes to respite and she tells me that the group vis­ited Rowan David­son's property in the Wan­doan District.

Af­ter morn­ing tea and chat­ter it was off to the Wan­doan Ho­tel for lunch.

On the way Rowan es­corted us past the many QGC op­er­a­tions in the area. It was a very in­for­ma­tive and eye-open­ing trip.

Thanks to Respite Miles and their very ca­pa­ble bus driver – it was a lovely day for all.

Ethel’s Jot­tings with Ethel Pri­est­ley

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