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  • RM Begg Kyneton Aged Care Inc. 27-35 Epping Street, Kyneton, VIC 3444. E. Ph. 03 5422 2417. Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm.

    Newsletter. Issue 7, July 2018.

    T h e H a p p y

    Residents Activity Meeting Tuesday 3rd July @ 1.15pm.

    Barfold Cosy Retreat.

    Saturday 14th July

    9 am-12 noon

    To be held at

    R M Begg

    Aged Care Homes

    27-35 Epping Street,


    Many other interesting

    and attractive items

    available for sale...

  • Help Needed… The Auxiliary needs help on Market Days (second Saturday of each month) to transport trestle’s, Gazebo’s and goods for sale. e.g. books, crafts & hanging equipment from Bolton Hall in Epping Street to Duck, Duck Goose & Larder

    site at the corner of Ebden & Piper Streets from 8am and returning again at 12.30 – 1pm.

    Anyone who could help with transport and physical help please contact our President, Rhonda on 0429 418 018.

    Our love and thoughts are with

    the Lukins, Aldred and Maltby

    families and friends with the

    recent passing of

    Una, Jack and Aileen.

    They will be sadly missed by us

    all at RMB.

  • Sunday Evening Church Service 6 pm 1st: Ruth Murphy with music by Betty Jenner

    8th: Heather Mitchell with music by Marj Williams 15th: Pip Elston with music by Elizabeth Harvey 22nd: Adrian Rothwell with music by John Boyd

    29th: Ray Keane with music by Ruth Williams

    Podiatrist visits Tuesday 10th, 17th & 31st July. Mobile Library visits every 3rd Wednesday. If you would like to join the

    mobile library service please see Amanda or Jo from our Lifestyle team.

    Thurs 12th: Mens BBQ Lunch Langley 11.30am. Tues 17th: Begging the Ques on Program Guest Terry Hood, Pastoria 1.30pm. Fri 20th: RSL Lunch Bus Leaving 11.30am. Limited seats. Thurs 26th: Tom Mar n Musician concert, Sidonia 2pm. Fri 27th: Winter Wonderland concert. Andy Dee, Sidonia 2pm.

  • Residents Contributions

    We are very excited to have a group of residents

    that have decided to submit articles of interest for

    The Happy Whisperer. We hope you enjoy their

    contributions and we would like to thank them

    for their outstanding efforts in putting their

    articles together to share with us all!

    We welcome new residents Mr Kevin Muller, Mr Peter Edmonds,

    & Mrs Eileen Healy Hope you are all settling in well.

    We also welcome new staff members Judith Waas, Donna Marx,

    Trianne McKenna & Kate Gamble We hope you all enjoy working with the

    great team at RMB!

  • THE ULTIMATE SHAGGY DOG STORY By Wilma Johnson (Cobaw) Relaxing over a cup of tea after a recent CWA meeting one of the members related the ultimate shaggy dog story. Her old dog was feeling unsettled and timid as the result of a recent move so she shut him in her bedroom while her husband and a friend were repainting the kitchen. They stopped for a break leaving the paint tray on the floor. She went into the room to see how they were getting on. She didn’t realize that (A) she had left her bedroom door ajar and (B) the dog had followed her into the room to investigate what was happening. When she turned around she almost tripped over the dog. Startled, it turned to flee, running THROUGH the paint tray, getting not only its paws but long hair on its chest covered in paint. It kept running leaving its paw prints stencilled on the carpet in the lounge room (where it paused in order to shake the ex- cess paint on its coat leaving paint spatters on the furniture) then continued through the hallway and into the spare bedroom before she caught him and imprisoned him in the bathroom. In a highly nervous state he poohed and wee-ed across the floor there while she was cleaning up the mess in the rest of the house. Her husband said wryly “Well thank goodness the paint was water based and not enamel!” THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD 1928-1940 Part Three of Max’s Story By Max Barton (Pastoria) We had kerosene lamps and the safe hurri- cane lantern which was left burning all night. Later we bought a petrol lamp (pressure) with mantles. A bright light, but moths flew into the mantles, so we had to get a wire screen beneath the mantles. Without screens the mantles would have been broken each night. These lamps had to be filled daily, wicks trimmed and glass washed if necessary. We were never allowed to read in bed with candles, in case the

    curtains caught alight, or we knocked them over. We were encouraged to read and had a won- derful collection of books. I was not a great reader. Couldn’t sit still long enough, thought I might miss something happening outside. We were lucky having a piano and a mother who played well, so our pleasures were music and singing around the piano. My brother John played the violin and he often joined in. We knew all the songs of our parents era and it’s now, as I look through the music in the piano stool I realize so many of them were patriotic songs. Every second Sunday night we sang hymns around the piano, mother’s book had the num- bers of the assorted hymnaries we owned. No wonder we had such a love of hymns and psalms. The other Sunday we went to the Go- shen Hall for church service, where the steam- ers from the dance the night before moved in the breeze, always something to look at whilst the minister preached the sermon. I guess it did not matter – the service not held in church. A wireless did not come into our home till about 1934-35. A friend of our brother John made it for us. Crackles, squeaks and high pitch sounds was part of its workings. But we had moved into the future. Sitting listening to the cricket descriptions was a trial; also being shushed if we spoke when the news was on. Imagine how I felt when a new valve had to be replaced after some weeks. As I dusted the wireless I fused anoth- er valve. Another few weeks went by before the family could afford to replace it. We had so looked forward to listening to the wireless again. Acceptance by the family eased my guilt. I was about 17 at the time. A friend gave us a Sonora gramophone, oh to be able to play a few records. Harry Lauder’s “Roamin in the Gloamin” as well as some of the Will Fyfe’s records. I even purchased “Pennies from Heaven” and learnt the words from the record.

  • ON THIS DAY........ JULY 1st: Singer John Farnham was born in 1949. 3rd: Sir Edward “Weary”Dunlop died in 1993. 4th: Australian aviator, Charles Kingsford Smith completed the first London to New York flight in 1930. 5th: The postcode system is first introduced in Australia in 1967. 8th: Tennis star Margaret Court was the first Australian to win the Wimbledon Women’s Singles Title in 1963. 11th: Snow fell on Uluru (Ayers Rock) for the first time in living memory in 1997. 12th: Australian women received the right to vote on this day in 1902 15th: Commonwealth Bank opened its doors for the first time in 1912. 16th: John Duigan flew the first Australian made aeroplane in 1910. 18th: Australian cricketer Dennis Lillee was born in 1949. 19th: Uluru (Ayers Rock) was discovered by W.C Grosse in 1873. 20th: Gold is discovered in Castlemaine, Vic in 1851. 26th: Prime Minister, John Howard was born on this day in 1939. 28th: Famous Aboriginal artist Albert Namatjira was born in 1902. 30th: The Catastrophic landslide struck the ski village of Thredbo in 1997. Stuart Driver was the only survivor.

    LASER BEAM LIFESAVER Found in a magazine & submitted by Mollymac A pen shaped device which shines a laser beam into the heart could transform heart at- tack detection for surgeons world wide – and potentially save many lives. Doctors in Boston, USA. Have developed a special pen which is able to detect minute changes in the heart muscle that often signals an imminent heart attack. During surgery, this early warning would give doctors enough time to increase oxygen supply and prevent the at- tack. Human trials are now underway and UK heart surgeons say the device “ looks promising” HOW DID YOU GET TO SCHOOL? By Mollymac – Cobaw My story is I walked about 5 mins and I was there! As I lived in a village, not really the kind of story we are looking for! I have heard so many Australians tell of going on horseback, in a cart, in a truck or walking!! Makes me feel there was something missing in my childhood! So come on all you Aussie’s, European’s, Afri- cans, Indians, Americans, Canadians and any I have missed. We want to hear your story to make our Whis- perer more interesting. Tell the Staff or Carer’s if you have a story for us and we will come along and write it down. TRAVELLING TO SCHOOL 1932-1944 By Betty Young (Cobaw) To Taradale Primary school 614 1. By horse and gig and buggy for 3 ¾ miles with parents 2. By bike for 3 ¾ miles downhill and the re- turn journey UPHILL for same distance and all weathers 3. By car To Kyneton High School – boarded BUT rode bike 12 ¾ miles Monday morning and Friday night or Saturday morning. Sometimes rode bike to Taradale station then at Kyneton walked up to school.

  • seniority and shortly after 1999 he did a War- rant Officer’s course and graduated as a Cap- tain with three years seniority. 2013 saw him in Afghanistan where they were given much more realistic training than had been offered in Kosovo. There was always the fear of the