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JUST A THOUGHT

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STREET IN ANNANDALE, SYDNEY.

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SUNRISE AT RALEIGH.

Today is Car Rego day. Sadly, the wee Charade has been diagnosed with strut problems and rust I can poke my hand into as well as several other odds and ends. The service station where that was discovered didn’t seem keen to do the repairs and I am taking her into Urunga to Navin Bros today. Its a Bugger.

Nevertheless- I have been to the City and walked the streets I love, experienced a bone marrow biopsy, dined with my brother at Deus ex Machina, flown in a Dash to Coffs harbour, woken to the sunrise above, lunched out with the Young Ladies and have the entire family coming this weekend for birthday celebrations.

EVERYONE I LOVE IS HERE. Well, not yet – but en route.

And I am home. My migratory lifestyle has led me Home again for a time. Some times are very fine times.

MONDAY AFTERNOON

The Sydney Morning Herald Thursday 15 September 1938, page 7 raleigh railway

Its one of those curious days when the air is thick and the sun don’t seem to exist. Something ‘should’ happen. A storm or a wind or – ‘something’. Instead the day hangs there. Quietly.  We took a drive down Gurney Road to where the Raleigh Railway Station used to be. Almost ran into the Sydney-Casino XPT on the unfenced and unsigned road.

Back THEN, things were very different.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17519061

 

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Flowers on a fence at PACIFIC BAY RESORT. There is always an edge of the Tacky at resorts – so it seems to me.

 

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The supper club in Charlie’s Restaurant, Pacific Bay. That’s Izzy playing Bass in Beret with Billy White’s DELTA AMPS.

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My lifestyle of choice involves a good deal of being ‘at home’. A few years ago I did the online Ignatian Retreat in Everyday Life and that was a 10 month period which I truly enjoyed.

2010 has seen me ON THE MOVE. Now I am doing something which I once read in a Readers’ Digest ART OF LIVING. I am waiting now for my soul to catch up to my body.

I do rather like Life. Sitting in the Haematology Unit of RPA in Sydney reminded me of that as did the effects of a sedative on a body which had its fair share and more of sedation in the 70s and 80s and none since then.

My brother was telling me of the young ones who come in with acute cancers. Come in, suddenly ill and often don’t go home again.

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On the Thursday, I was there in the midst of Sydney and enjoying the rooftops and dinner at DEUS EX MACHINA on Parramatta Road.

On the Friday, I was flying in the Qantas Dash Plane back to Coffs Airport.

On the Saturday, I was at the Bellingen growers’ Market in the Showground with Izzy having his mugoccino and KatiB fetching juices for us. The Little Girl sat in the McLaren and thoroughly enjoyed it.

The Sydney Morning Herald… Thursday 8 June 1933

SWAGMEN ON TRAINS.

COFF’S HARBOUR, Wednesday.

The prevalence of “train-sealers” on the North Coast line has been a source of constant annoyance to railway officials and the Police Department, and, despite efforts made to check swagmen from obtaining free rides on trains, the “sealers” seem to have doubled their activities during the past month.

Thirteen train-jumpers fell Into a neat trap laid by the police at Coffs Harbour station recently. Advised beforehand that train jumpers had refused to leave a goods train at Raleigh, the train was brought to a standstill at Coffs Harbour in the full glare of the plat-form Hants, and, with policemen on either side of the train. Thirteen arrests were made.

Subsequently the men, whose ages ranged from l8 to 55, were charged at Coffs Harbour Police Court and were each fined £3 or six days’ gaol.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16981233

The Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 29 June 1937, page 11 aborigine deaths
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954), Tuesday 29 June 1937, page 11
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17390805

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CATTLE OUT THE BACK OF THE COTTAGE RALEIGH.

 

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RALEIGH NEAR WINERY AND HALL.

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HERD OF CATTLE PASSING THE DOOR IN RALEIGH.

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http://www.Wilsons almanac.com/articles.html#baddies
 

HOME AGAIN

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I am home again. Just west of the North Beach Pool. Fair bit west really. The several days in Sydney are over and done. Despite the  bone marrow exploration, I rather enjoyed myself. 

I flew down in a pink Qantas Dash Plane. It has propellers. I didn’t photograph it because I was distracted at the implications  of the blood tests etc and the visit to RPA.  I stayed in Annandale. I have seen a good deal of Eastern NSW so far this year.

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