Weddin Whispers Bulletin

HAPPY BIRTHDAY:

Mrs Kathleen Smith OAM recently celebrated her 97th birthday.

A luncheon for a small number of family and friends was held at Jemalong Residential Village, Forbes.

A lovely cake made and decorated by Esma Baker and a corsage made by Coral Mitton was presented to her on the day.

Coincidentally, I found this engagement notice posted this week on the Greenethorpe History Group Facebook page:

Maggie's first birthday cake. (Cont)

Maggie's first birthday cake. (Cont)

Hill-Smith. Sgt Kathleen Meryl Hill WA.A.A.A.F. only daughter of Mr and Mrs Clyde Hill, Mooroopna to Flying Officer Noel Richard Smith, R.A.A.F, second son of Mr and Mrs L E Smith, Illilwa, Greenethorpe NSW. (Dated August 1945).

SUN RUN:

Peter Moffitt competed in the Sydney Morning Herald Sun Run from Dee Why to Manly on Saturday February 02.

The run is over a distance of 7km with some challenging hills involved.

This is the 3rd year in which Peter has taken part and each year he has improved his time.

Maggie and Sadie having a great time at the party. (Cont)

Maggie and Sadie having a great time at the party. (Cont)

Not bad when you are over 70!

Peter has also participated in at least 20 City2Surf runs since the 1990’s.

He can often be seen in the early morning jogging around Grenfell as part of his training preparation.

He plans to once again take part in August this year.

MAGGIE’S 1ST

Peter Moffitt at the finish line of the Sun Run (Cont)

Peter Moffitt at the finish line of the Sun Run (Cont)

BIRTHDAY:

Maggie, daughter of Kat and Tom Brenner celebrated her first birthday on December 15 with lots of little friends and their parents on the lawn and beautiful surrounds of the Grenfell Country Club.

Maggie’s aunty Lauren Neill made the beautiful birthday cake and the personalised cookies for the special day.

The children had a wonderful time on the Lions Jumping Castle while the parents relaxed and enjoyed the atmosphere.

SERVICE CLUB’S

GET-TOGETHER:

Each year the Rotary and Lions Club of Grenfell enjoy a social evening and barbecue prior to their busy scheduled for the year.

Approximately 30 people including members, partners and friends were in attendance on Wednesday evening February 06.

The Lions Club set up the venue in front of the Railway station and provided pre-dinner nibbles, whilst the Rotary Club provided the delicious barbecue, salad and sweets.

Fun and fellowship were the order of the night and everyone was pleased that temperature had come down and wind and dust eased for the night.

President of Rotary, Ross Craven thanked all for attending and wished club members and their families a successful year.

President of the Lions Club Chris Moran responded and reiterated that more fellowship between clubs should be endorsed.

HEROES AND VILLIANS:

Rebecca Wilson thanked the Grenfell Art Gallery staff and volunteers at her exhibition and afternoon tea last week, “You are fabulous!

As are the beautiful people from the town and surrounds and the senior students from Henry Lawson High School who joined us this arvo!

Today was a really great afternoon - a welcome in Wiradjuri from elder Nyree Reynolds, a poem and a few words about "Because of Her We Can" from Uncle Jim Beale (Kalmadyne Goombridge).

Very special thank you!”

I had permission from Uncle Jim to print his poem.

BECAUSE OF HER WE CAN

(Copyright Jimmy Walford Beale 2018)

Because of her we can, I talk of my mother dear

For what she had done for our family, all throughout my growing years,

Out on the Namoi reserve, carrying buckets of water up the river bank

And in this very special way, I pay tribute to my mum with many thanks.

Over her shoulder, she would carry a stick, with the buckets on each end.

Oh no, she wasn’t just our mother dear, she was our best friend.

Because of her we can, and many thanks to all the other mums,

On any mission and reserves, who took care of their families, their daughters and sons.

We grew when it had disappeared, this our beloved ancient dreamtime,

So much was taken through our children and our wandering sacred mind.

And truly all our mothers in those days, had taken it all in their stride,

Which all those others thought it had, but in truth – no they didn’t destroy their pride.

Because of her we can, many thanks also to all mothers of today and our dear mother earth,

It is because of you all we can today truly enjoy the beauty of our sacred place of birth.

Lions and Rotary Club members and friends enjoying the annual gathering.

Lions and Rotary Club members and friends enjoying the annual gathering.

Erica Kearns, Mary Stokes, Peter Butcher, Marie Rudd, Lain Thiel and Julie Harveyson at the Lions/Rotary event.

Erica Kearns, Mary Stokes, Peter Butcher, Marie Rudd, Lain Thiel and Julie Harveyson at the Lions/Rotary event.

Uncle Jim reciting his poem at the artist/author afternoon tea last Wednesday.

Uncle Jim reciting his poem at the artist/author afternoon tea last Wednesday.

Kath Smith OAM celebrating her 97th birthday. (Cont)

Kath Smith OAM celebrating her 97th birthday. (Cont)