Sticker of the week
Based on the amount of laundry I do each week, I’m going to assume there are people who live here who I haven’t met yet.
Did you know?
In the early 1900s, lobster was considered ‘‘the cockroach of the sea’’ and was fed to servants, prisoners and even people’s cats. Regarded as a dish fit only for the poor, even having lobster shells in your house was looked upon as a sign of poverty!
Can you solve the following rebus?
Seen under a sign for a Harley Davison retailer: “Your wife called and said it was ok.”
Seen in a pharmacy: “Notice: This is a drug free workplace.”
Seen in the classifieds: “Butchered peasants for sale, $5 each. Ph...”
“Cleaning: I do good work. Clean real nice. You’d like. Don’t call, I find you...”
Real words with modern-day meanings:
“Laziness” (n): Risking dropping everything you’re carrying rather than making more than one trip to transport it.
1. How many players are there in a basketball team? a. Five, b. Six, c. Seven or d. Ten.
2. What is the nickname of the Australian Men’s basketball team? a. Giants, b. Hoops, c. Tigers or d. Boomers.
3. What is the nickname of the Australian Women’s basketball team? a. Diamonds, b. Opals, c. Sapphires or d. Rubies.
4. What is the term for using a basketball to perform tricks? a. Freelancing, b. Freepassing, c. Freestyling or d. Freeforming.
5. Baskets of what type were originally used as hoops during the early days of basketball? a. Apple, b. Orange, c. Apricot or d. Peach. is estimated that up to $8000 will have to be donated by the residents of the Heathcote district to carry out this construction.
At the August meeting of McIvor Council, an objection was lodged by 12 ratepayers to the council’s decision to make a garbage depot in the vicinity of Red Hill. The McIvor Times & Rodney Advertiser, September 6, 1917
Tooborac: Private A Dickinson returned home on Wednesday morning, and the residents assembled in full force at the railway station to tender him a hearty welcome on the platform, a beautiful floral "Welcome Home," worked in wattle blossom, was displayed when the train drew up and the young soldier stepped out. The school children under the head teacher, sang "Home Sweet Home." Mr John Gordon, M L A, extended to Pte Dickinson a very hearty welcome on behalf of his fellow citizens, and expressed his sincere regret that he should have lost a limb (his left arm) in discharging his duty to his King and country.
Costerfield: A disastrous fire occurred here at the residence of Mr David Davis during the early hours of Sunday morning. The whole of their nice comfortable five-roomed house with complete furnishing was totally destroyed. Just how the fire started is not known, but it is supposed that a spark from the fire, which was slightly burning in the dining room when Mr and Mrs Davis retired, must have ignited the wall paper. It was only with considerable difficulty that the unfortunate couple escaped.
Have a laugh
Jake burst through the front door and raced over to his Dad. ‘‘Dad!’’ he puffed, ‘‘Is it true that an apple a day keeps the doctor away?’’ ‘‘Yep, that's what they say Son,’’ his Dad affirmed. ‘‘Well, I need an apple quick!” the boy urged, “I accidentally kicked the footy through Doctor Browns front window!’’
Quote of the week
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
— Albert Einstein.
Brainteaser: All in a days work. Trivia: 1. a. Five, 2. d. Boomers, 3. b. Opals, 4. c. Freestyling, 5. d. Peach.