Sticker of the week
You know you’re a Mum when you wish there was a drive thru for everything.
Did you know?
All Chinese family names begin with a sign that means mother.
How many two cent stamps are there in a dozen?
Seen at the supermarket: “Boneless Skinless Children’s Thighs, $2.59 lb.”
Seen in a restaurant in Paris: “We serve five o’clock tea at all hours.”
Seen in an advertisement: “Give Mum the day off! This Mother’s Day Crist Mortuary will give a free Apple Pie to the first 50 families who call into the mortuary between 12pm and 2pm….”
linked to divorce.” “Living together
Jumper (n.): something a child wears when their Mum feels cold.
1. Which flower was poisoned by the Wicked Witch in the Wizard of Oz: a. Iris; b. Sunflower; c. Poppy; or d. Rose?
2. Which of these flowers does not need soil to grow: a. Lavender; b. Lilies; c. Orchids; or d. Tulip?
3. The world’s most expensive rose is a 2006 variety by famed rose breeder David Austin. What is this rose called: a. Grace; b. Juliet; c. Lady Banksia; or d. Princess Anne?
4. The largest flower awareness ribbon was made of 105,000 pink what: a. Carnations; b. Camellias; c. Peonies; or d. Rhododendrons?
5. The petals of which flower can be used in the place of onions in many recipes: a. Marigolds; b. Violas; c. Dahlias; or d. Tulips?
Recipe of the week
Chocolate Souffles Ingredients: 75g Cadbury Dark Chocolate Melts, melted and cooled slightly
1/3 cup caster sugar 2 teaspoons flour 2 teaspoons Marsala 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence 2 eggs separated Method: 1. Combine the chocolate with the sugar, flour, Marsala and vanilla. Whisk through the yolks.
2. Beat the egg whites until stiff and fold gently through the chocolate mixture. Spoon into greased 1 cup souffle´ dishes.
3. Bake in a moderately hot oven (190 degrees Celsius) for 13-15 minutes or until well risen. Serve immediately.
Serves: 2. Source: Cadbury Australia.
Can you work out the title of this 1990 film about a mother-daughter relationship from the following clue?
Tourists memo to loved ones originating from the margin.
The way we were
10 years ago The McIvor Times, May 7, 2008
Heathcote’s Sandra Slatter was a keynote speaker at an important statewide health conference in Bendigo last week.
Heathcote police district recently reached 1435 days without a fatality on its roads.
It was an excited gathering of staff, volunteers and community representatives at the Heathcote Visitor Information Centre to celebrate its 10th birthday recently.
Mount Camel’s Melissa Butler is off to the Royal Melbourne Show to pit her baking skills against some of the best in the country after being selected to represent Heathcote. The McIvor Times, May 5, 1993
Gold n Grape is the official title of Heathcote’s festival. New Holland Mining N/L won the competition for the naming of the festival, to be held on the Heathcote Agricultural Show weekend Friday October 29 to Tuesday November 1, 1993.
Odd Spot: The power can fail at the most awkward of times, as we all know. Following a drug raid recently, Heathcote police were interviewing an alleged offender when the lights a tape recorder went out. Always enterprising, the officers grabbed a generator which was recovered stolen property awaiting processing, hooked it up and continued the interview. HQ may well wonder at the noisy accompaniment to the interviewees story…
At the annual Fire Brigade dinner dance last Saturday night in the RSL Hall … Long Service Awards were presented to Barry Carboon (20 years), Graeme Reid (12 years) and Lawrence McCarthy (12 years). The McIvor Times, May 7, 1968
The moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Victoria, the Right Rev. Rhys Millar, paid an official visit to the Heathcote charge on Sunday and received a cordial church and civic welcome.
At the meeting of the Committee of Management of the Heathcote District Hospital, held on Monday evening, 22nd April, the opportunity was taken of saying farewell to Matron Kath O’Connor, who has been in charge over the past two years and submitted her resignation because of ill-health. The McIvor Times & Rodney Advertiser, May 9, 1918
In aid of the St. Patricks’ Sports, a euchre party and dance was held in the local shire hall on Wednesday evening of last week, when there was a very good attendance of euchre players. Mr W. Sergeant was the winner of the gentleman's prize, which he very kindly handed back. The successful lady was Miss Mary Tobin. After the euchre tournament the hall was cleared for dancing, when a large number indulged in tripping the light fantastic to music supplied by voluntary musicians. Supper was provided by the ladles and greatly appreciated.
Knowsley: The Heathcote Merrymakers, an amateur musical variety organisation working in the interests of charity, gave an excellent concert in the Assembly hall on Friday evening in aid of the funds of the Heathcote Hospital, and notwithstanding the showery weather earlier in the evening, there was a good attendance. The company comprised about 12 members and 2 cornermen, and to make comparisons would be invidious as each took his or her part well, but special mention could be made of Mrs H. Wood's tragic recital, and Mr Colby's singing. The part song with humming accompaniments were a feature of the evening and much enjoyed … The cornermen, Mr Dobbin (the sentimental bloke) and Mr Chester (wielder of the brick) kept the audience well supplied with fun, the former's joke on the Sportsmans (blocked) bridge brought down the house, whilst the capers of the latter and his "brick" nearly emptied the building at one period…
The autumn meeting of the Heathcote Race Club was favoured by perfect weather conditions … The special trains from Melbourne and Bendigo were very largely patronised, a great number of passengers and horses travelling on both trains. The gate takings at the course amounted to £108, which is a record for a local race meeting … Upon enquiry at the Hospital this morning we were informed by Matron Stewart that Webb, the jockey who was injured at the Heathcote races, seemed to be slightly improved. Dr Long of Bendigo, was called in during the early hours of this morning, and after a careful examination and consultation with Dr Oliver, gave hopes of Webb's recovery…