90 reasons for cake and music
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