VIRGINA OF SYDNEY
Coconut needed some new attire so he went to one of the men’s shops in town. Innocently standing there, thumbing through the clothes racks, he suddenly found himself aware of a woman, obviously a visitor to Port, who was quizzing the shop assistant about some help in finding something for her husband. She wasn’t sure of his shirt size. She said, loudly, he’s about the same size as that man there – ie, Coconut. Good old Coconut graciously allowed himself to be used a model, as the woman held up the proposed garment against his chest, with inconclusive results. (It occurred to Coconut his very ordinary physique might lead to a new career as a model in the out-of-shape-ageing-BabyBoomer category. Should be heaps of demand for that). Anyway, next day Coconut was in a different store, still looking for new threads, when he became aware of a nice woman, asking the shop assistant for help. She pointed at Coconut and said her husband was about the same size, etc etc, as that man over there – ie, Coconut! It was the same woman as the day before! Good luck with the shopping, Virginia from Sydney. Highway is slated for a new Caltex servo, with a Woolies mini mart and a fast food outlet. Nest is also the name of one of Hitler’s favourite houses, built in the mountains for him by the Nazi Party for his 50th birthday.