Barbara Diacomihalis of Batemans Bay got frightening news last weekend that her husband Michael and their two children and family, who were holidaying on the Greek island of Kythera, had their village evacuated because of a disastrous bushfire.
They all had to head for the sea. Barb was very relieved the next night to get a phone call that the fire was now under control and her family was safe.
Michael Richmond celebrated his 21st birthday with a “Cowboys and Indians” party at the home of his parents, Denise and Dave, last weekend. Congratulations, Michael, and may you have many more.
Sonia Collins, one of the Bay’s Celebrants, held a very interesting “Dying to Know” information session in the Bay this week, and I was fortunate to be one of the people attending.
This was arranged by the Civil Celebrants Network, to make people more aware of making informed decisions about their funerals and “end of life wishes”.
It appears only one person in 10 wants to talk about those things, and 45 per cent of us have not made wills.
Sonia had some great ideas about recording your history for your family and encouraging the conversation between families. Great work, Sonia!
Joy and John Lord have recently been to Sydney to pick up their daughter, Danielle, when she returned home from a trip to Cambodia, after visiting her daughter Ebony.
Danielle returned home just in time to help her husband, Andrew Meyer, take over their new heating and cooling business in Moruya.
Joy’s granddaughter, Stephanie, daughter of Matthew and Laynie, is currently in the USA for three weeks, checking out the cross-fit competitions and also having a two-week bus tour.
Your regular columnist, Dawn Simpson and her co-driver Shelley, reported in from Uluru earlier in the week. They were staying there for a couple of nights and were going to attend the fabulous “Sounds of Silence” dinner, with the Rock in the background, before they headed off to Alice Springs to drop off goodies to the local Aboriginal communities.
Brenda Dickson of Catalina has just returned home from a trip to Melbourne to meet her daughter’s first child, a big boy weighing over 8lbs. Congratulations, Nan!
The Corrigans Beach Tai Chi for Arthritis ladies and gents have been getting blown around lately, doing their morning sessions in wind right off the snow.
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