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Laurie Report 10 Nov 2008 00:02

Good morning Wafflers,

Welcome to Marie . . I wont hold it against you that you come from Rocky . . teehee . .
TLR is a Rocky lad (TLR being OH, The Lovely Ray) . . I admire the fact that you got out of there. teehee
TLR took me back to live there in 77, I lasted 5 years - and they were looong ones . . teehee

We had a lovely time out at Mudgee, lots of chatting, good food, excellent wines . . but best of all the company - thanks to mine hosts Printheth Lew and Tez. TLR managed to unwind, he even left the blueberry in the car (shock! shock! horror! horror! teeheee) He has gone off to the salt mines this morning much more relaxed.

See you in December then lovley Lara . . we should try and get our little families together for a meal at the Bellvedere or something . . be nice for them to all meet - seeing as how Cassie and Paul have run, swam and cycled around one another for a few years already.

Glad you managed to have a lovely week away Vonny, recharge is good!

The family are all starting to get a tad concerned about us going back to Jakarta on Thursday, but we isny worried. We never spend any time in the districts where westerners go . . and we are well cared for by friends who wouldn't let us go anywhere where we might be at risk. They will probably advise me not to go to a couple of market places I usually visit - but thats alright . . plenty more.

Have a wonderful trip Annabel, it will be hard for you going back alone, but Doug will be well remembered and it will be lovely for you to spend time with others who loved him also. Just remember to enjoy every minute of the trip . . and have a lovely Christmas . . see you next year.

Mary, how wonderful for you to have an old friend come to visit . . I imagine the chins are wagging and wont stop till she leaves . . good on you girl . . .poor John . . Ahhh well just give him the remote and a feed bag and leave him to it . . teeheee
(I see you have a fellow Swans supporter in Marie . . pmsl)

Wouldn't mind haveing a hidden recorder in the pub when Sir Tones and his ol'mateyJohn finally get to meet up . . bet a few tales surface that day . . . embellished by time no doubt . . teehee

There is a big WRANS reunion in SA next Anzac day . . would love to go for the memories . . but think we are going to be O/S again then . . good grief it is 40 years this year since I joined up . . someone must have been playing with time . . it canny be that long . teehee I is too young !!!!!

Well whopping machine is telling me it has finished its load . . time to hang it out and shove another in . .

Have a wonderful Monday . . and keep the grin gear working

luv Laurie xo


Zack Report 10 Nov 2008 01:00

from Bathurst, Hi everyone,Printheth,I was born in Mackay 1939 Spent part of the war yrs in Gladstone,then 12 yrs in Alpha just over the otherside of the great dividing range,family then decided to move to Rocky I married in1962 and moved to Melbourne in1963 then on to Colac in1965 stayed for 12yrs coldest years of my life got the dreaded chilblains and had the last 4 children Catholics was the problem, then on to Castlemaine loved it and met some nice people, are you bored yet?you may as well hear the rest,Terry ex husband was promoted to Armidale we were there for 12yrs Kids did the Uni thing and then cut the umbilical cord and moved away to Jobs, I was on my own by this time so sold up and came to Bathurst where I am as happy as a pig in the mud. Thats enough waffling on.Laurie what does( pmsl )mean?? and Mary from Sydney Up the Swans you beauties. Lol Marie.


Laurie Report 10 Nov 2008 01:24

Not bored Marie . .
pmsl . . pee myself laughing

Just a little something I learned since joining GR . . teeheee

Well if you happy as a pig in mud in Bathurst, you must like being cold . .
I have a little neice out there . . with a three month old daughter . . after 6 boys she got lucky . . teeheee
Mind you there are worse places to live . . like here !!!
Home for me is up between Brissie and Beaudesert . . (closer to my two boys) - we will get back when the time is right.
I was actually born and raised out at Cobar . . but could never live out there - left on 14th Feb 1966 and said goodbye to Cobar and hello dollars and sense.

L xo


TonyOz Report 10 Nov 2008 01:53


Bewdiful sunny day in Melbum.

Vonny. Yes mate....the Wattlelotto ticket got us another 5th Divy, so cash it in, but dont leave the country........not that you'd get very far on it....;>)))

Barb and i have finished painting the lounge room, and of course, once you finish one room, its odds on you want to paint the inside of the whole house.
So next room coming up is the family room.

Eldest daughter ( Teena ) rang me last night, to say that 8 year old grandaughter has put her order in for christmas.
She wrote a letter to Santa, saying she has been good, and needs a new doll, as the arms on her last one had fallen She also wants a a new scooter, and clothes, and a tele for her bedroom, but must have thought she was being greedy. So went to her mother and asked if she should scrub the tele from her list, and was she being greedy.....hee hee
Poppy Santa might just have a small tele in his shed me thinks, so i said to daughter, if she is allowed to have one, Grandma and Pop will give it a polish and wrap it up.
Havent heard from other daughters yet, so just hope grandsons dont want a tele

Picked my first lot of spring oinions from the Vegie will make meself up a cuppla spring oinion sanga's with a sprinkle of salt.

Marie. I worked for the P.M.G in Box Hill in the late 60s for about 12 months....We used their bicycles ( Red from memory )and it was our responsibility to make sure they were in tip top condition.
pmsl..... means "Peeing my self laughing" or " Pissing my self laughing" pending what country you were born in......:>)))

Better go knock the mrs up a Ham sanga, because she is not into spring oinion sanga's.....then hit the road again cos those blahdy P.M.G blokes keep shoving Bill's in me letter box.

Av a good un



badger Report 10 Nov 2008 08:32

Morning All,i thought it was about time to add a few words seing as i have been very remiss as of late.
Those sangas sound good Tony,i love a salad one,spring onion,lettuce,tomato,,with a little sliced hard boiled egg ,topped with a little mayo,a meal fit for a king.
Won't be having that again for a while because all but the lettuce is finished for the year,and i won't buy shop sring onion ,they don't taste right to an old gardener.
Hey ,our Mary ,BINGO,i have at last found the proper connection to the baird clan and oz ,so i am as happy as a pig in among the acorns lol.
Seems my gt grandad [David]Baird many times removed was born in Wemyss,Fife in 1816,
and i now have the names and dates of birth for his parents and siblings .
One of his brothers was also a sailor,and whereas David moved to County Durham in the early 1840's ,his other brother left England on the Ship Nantulus 1840 /41 and emigrated to N S W.
Now i have to start again to find out what happened to him,and where he went to.
I have got the beef started too,so we will eat in style this Christmas,what with the corned beef,my usual turkey ,and some home cooked gammon.
Hope you are all enjoying your spring [you lucky people] lol,catch you later ,Fred.


Jane Report 10 Nov 2008 10:58

Hello everyone,

Nice day today in Melbourne. Spent the w/end down at Venus Bay but Sat it rained a lot. Still we went and saw one of our daughters and our 2 grandchildren living near there. Tony I see u r also from Melb. Dry isn't it? We lost a big tree this time so husb has been busy trying to get the stump out. I've given up on the treeferns, they are all dead or half dead.


TonyOz Report 10 Nov 2008 11:44

Fred. I also love my spring onion sanga's ( home grown only ) with Letuce, Toms,and sliced boiled egg too.I like mine with a dab Coleslaw dressing, and black pepper.
If you ever need something checked BDM in Aussie please dont hestitate to ask. I carry all BDM cd. Index's ( 1788 up to 1985 deaths for Victoria, and whatever else for all the other States, that are allowable to the general public, but you may prefer the thrill of the chase yourself. Anyway....the offer is there if you need it, or get stuck.

Hi. Starlight7. Yes...i'm a born and bred Melbournian.
We used to take our kids across to Venus Bay ( during School holidays ), as we had a Van and Annex down at Inverloch in the 80s for about 8 years..... Also, i spent some time on a farm myself at Wonthaggi as a young 12 year old, and hence my love for the Gippsland area of Vic. Only wish i had bought land down that way in the 80s, as i think you need a 1st place Lotto win to purchase land and house at Inverloch now


♫♪ Yvonne from Oz ♫♪

♫♪ Yvonne from Oz ♫♪ Report 10 Nov 2008 21:15

Morning all,

Yes Fred, Spring is very nice and my roses are a picture - right amount of rain and no aphids this year! Congratulations on finding your Baird connection to Oz.

OK Tony - guess I won't leave the country yet! Is there another big one before Christmas?

lovely day here today and I am going to be very busy so better go.
~~~~~~~~~~ to Starlight and also to Marie.



Zack Report 11 Nov 2008 10:55

Marie from OZ
Good evening to all we had a beautiful day here in Bathurst.... I was allowed to leave the house today and go to town for a brouse around the shops.I had my daughter with me and she kept telling me to slow down as i am only allowed to stroll (I had a large no. of tests while in Hospital last week) tomorrow I am having a Halter monitor for 24hrs. They will then decide what needs to be done.Then the guard dogs(my daughters and Son-in-law) will hope fully take themselves off duty.
I really do love them dearly.
Our gardening weather is always behind here,our tomatoes are on the go but need to be well covered at night. I will be removing the silverbeet ( Spinach) as it is starting to seed, the pumpkins are up, I hope to get them thinned out and planted into their mounds, if my guards will let me.
I do hope you get some rain down in
Melbourne and also in Castlemaine were
my eldest son his wife and children live.
It is time to lay this ageing body down but not before I take my pills. God bless you all its nice to have met you and i love reading the postings. Marie.


Gwenda Report 11 Nov 2008 11:39

Hi Marie,

Welcome to the Wattlers. I live in Canberra along with Vonny and JA (not sure if JA has popped in recently).

We had a lovely day here too although it was quite warm out in the sun. Guess that's what happens when summer is almost here.

I might have to plant some more vegie seeds as the last lot haven't done anything. Only planted a few as last year I was over-run with tomatoes and OH is the only one in this house who eats them - lol. Of course have to remember to water them. Vonny's salad leaves sprung up so I have 3 plants on the go.

Have fun with the halter monitor. I needed to have one last year - didn't find it too inconvenient. Anyway hope you get good results and the family can relax their guard.

Lara - hope you've had a lovely time with Cassie and been able to recharge the batteries. Say hi to Mike and Josh. Hope things are going great with Mike's knee. Won't be long and you'll be heading back to Qld.

Merle - hope there's been lots of improvement for you with the knee. Glad Noeline is spoiling you and you make sure you enjoy it - lol

~~~~~~~~ to all the other Wattlers. Hope everyone is keeping well.

Catch up ron
Gwenda xx


Aussieone Report 13 Nov 2008 04:55

Afternoon Wattlers

Thought it was time I poked my head back in.
Have been busy taking pics of cemetery, got an idea going about with another person on taking pics of all the headstones and putting on DVD and maybe sell one or 2 to recoup our money lol.

I dont want summer to come :-((( it was 30 degrees here in the north of the state yesterday and its not even summer yet :-( Garden is coming along nicely and the raspberry canes have survived my attempt to grow them, so must be doing something right, you would never know my Grands were ag labs hee hee.

~~~ to Starlight, I think Ive seen you on here, or the old thread at least before.

Hello Marie, mmmm another Swan supporter, tell me what do you think of Barry Hall ???? Just curious cause someone else always tries to palm him of to other clubs mine included. Im a bit of a footy fanatic too, but dont listen to the others when they say Im obsessed with my team lol.
Just a bit about me, yes I have an EX too, 3 kids 20,17 and 14 y/o's have a bit of a heart prob and Im always being told to be careful or should I be doing that??? Especially form my parents. I am happily unmarried for the last 6 years to David who was originally a Melbournian and is now a Taswegian, Im a born and bred Tasmanian :-)

Lara hope you have had a great time in Qld, yes our weather is all up the putt, 30 already and Sat expecting snow on the highlands *shakes head* never know we might get snow like Annabel will have for chrissy, lucky person.

~~~~ to Fred, hope you and Liz are both well.

Ok coffee time, and David should be coming through the door any minute, so I will leave it at this for now.

~~~~ to all. Have an nice day :-) Cheers Sue

Oh nearly forgot GO HAWKS !!!!!!! heee heee


Aussiegirl Report 13 Nov 2008 23:57

Morning all we are having lovely weather and summer is here at last..

Gosh you have all been Wattling along while I have been busy entertaining my visitor from New Zealand,,Just had a lovely few days with a girl that I worked with 48 years ago in New Plymouth in NZ.. It was so nice to catch up as I haven't seen her for 3 years, so we had a lot to catch up on..she left this morning on the shuttle bus to the airport at 7.30am,, was sorry to see her go..

Marie So nice to see you here and I have a daughter who lives in Orange,, They used to live in Bathurst but moved to Orange about 9 years ago..they lived in the same street that the hospital is in..lovely home on a double block of land a block and a half from the catholic church and school where the kids went to school..So lovely and handy as they just walked the kids to school in 5 minutes..
Next time we go to Orange I will have to stop and have a coffee with you..We usually have Christmas in Orange but I think this year we are staying home for Christmas..
Have had a halter monitor a few times and they are a breeze,,no problems..Sounds like you have not been well so do look after yourself and glad that you have the gestapo watching over you...hee hee hee...

Vonny Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow,, tea or coffee, and how many

Fred So nice to see you popping in again. All this gallivanting ..I don't know...hee hee ,,I am just jealous. Tony is the one to help you with you Aussie mob..What he doesnt know about Aussie sites is not worth knowing and if that ancestor came to OZ he will find do send him all your details as I would love to find out where they are now..

Hi Star How are you..I lived in Melb for a few years,, in Sandringham,,A lovely part of Melb..

LOz Have a lovely time away and have a sate for me,,or two or three...yummy...

Well I am now trying to recover form having a busy week so will see ya all later as I have some of the dreaded to do..

Oh before I go,,Merle,, How is that knee,, is the infection clearing up or not.. Hope you are taking all the help that is offered as we want that knee fixed quickly..with no silly butters...xxxxxx

Love Mary xxxxx


Zack Report 14 Nov 2008 04:41

Marie from Oz
Just popped in to say hello to everyone.
Sue, 3 of my kids barrack for the Hawks The other 3 barrack for Geelong as does my son-in-law and my grandson. Brian has also called the patch of dirt that we live on Kardinia Park.
Mary in Sidney,My daughters children went to Assumpton Primary they loved it there.
And Please do pop in for a cuppa,I would love to meet you I am in the Bathurst Phone book, you would need directions to get here.
The Halter has gone now i wait for the results. It is hot and windy here today we need some more rain we may get a storm later. Must go and do a little of the dreaded housework. Bye Marie


Aussiegirl Report 14 Nov 2008 06:08

Marie When I am next going to Orange I will email you and get your address and pop in for a coffee..would love to meet you to.. Lew our Country "Printhess" lives in Mudgee so she might one day say hi also..if you can cope with a mad Printhess that is ...Nothing sane about this lot.. The man in the white coat is called often..but I will say a nicer lot would be hard to find and any help you need on your tree you just have to holla as a few of us have Ancestry and some have heaps of discs and are only to happy to see what they can find for you..Most of us have met in person and a great time is had by all when we get together..We usually end up with a sore jaw from laughing so much..

Fred Send Tony the details of your Charles Baird, as I have had a look but he is not there,,and Tone is much better at it than me when it comes to OZ..and he might be on one of his discs..Also could the name of the ship be NAUTULUS AND NOT NANTULUS..????just wandering..

Well its time to think about dinner,so see ya later..

Love Mary xxx


Laurie Report 14 Nov 2008 22:51

Good morning from Jakarta . .
It's only 5.30am . . and the human chainsaw is working well - not that it woke me . . I just had enough sleep and couldn't just lay there anymore.
We dined here in the hotel last night so it was an early night after a big day tramping thru the shops.
Another Sydney sider wife is here so we went to Sarinah for some Christmas shopping yesterday - a complex with several floors of traditional arts and crafty stuff . . found a couple of things I hadn't seen before . . liked them so much I have asked TLR to take me back teeeheeee
We just touched down on Thursday evening and were advised we had an hour and half to get ourselves to the hotel and ready to go to dinner at our fav Japanese where the food was as good as ever . . . so this is the first few mins I have had to even get the puter out of the bag.

Marg and her hubby had to make a quick dash to Oz yesterday so haven't caught up with her, her OH's sister is not well in Brissie . . but we will go visit the children this afternoon . . Rubes is apparently telling everyone Aunty Lollie is coming . . looking forward to the snuggles.

Where is yah Merle ?? getting a tad concerned as haven't seen you on for a while . . hope the leg is on the improve.

Well best get off here and go make a cuppa . . think TLR must be needing a cuppa . . his throat must be dry after cutting down all those trees . . teehee

luv to all Laurie xo


TonyOz Report 15 Nov 2008 02:00


Sunny day in this neck of the woods, with a few scattered clouds above.

Nice B.B.Q brekky this morning on the decking.
Snags,Bacon n' eggs and tomatoes...Will have a lazy day today fidling around in my Vegie patch. The rain we had over the last few days has done wonders, but the weeds benefit

Loz. Have a great time in Jakarta.

Wishing all a great weekend, and positive thoughts for all who are not 100%



June Report 15 Nov 2008 02:49

Hi Everyone, Finally settling down again to life back in Oz. and Batemans Bay. I seem to be at a dead end with my fam. hist. hoped I would get farther in UK, when I met up with previously unknown cousins -alas,alack, they knew less than me. So now I have to print out fam.trees, copy certs. and send them all to old blighty. Oh, well, it's all fun and games, isn't it.
Welcome to Marie from Bathurst, these wattlers are all very friendly, as you have found.
A nice bit of rain overnight -we need it, hope there will be more tonight. Very hot yesterday -I hate summer!
Cheers to all, June in Batemans Bay.


Zack Report 15 Nov 2008 11:50

Marie from Bathurst
HI June Tony Laurie and Mary,
We had a great storm last night filled my tank to overflowing got 12 mm of rain didnt cool it down much as today was quite hot.
June welcome back to Oz and yes i have found everyone is very nice.

Mary How are you going to email me? Bathurst and Orange have the same Phone Book but you will have to know my Surname you are probably a lot better at this computer stuff than I am. Is there some way I can get my emaile address to you and still be safe.

Tony I loved Melbourne for their gardens also the climate is so good for Gardening, not like the cruel winters we have here.

Tassie Devil, actually I dont have a high regard for him at all.I think they should find a replacement and give him to some one else but I dont think any one would pick him up.
He needs to retire, he is past his use by date.

Its time I went to bed Night All



JALimestonePlains Report 15 Nov 2008 19:46

Moning everyone. wishing all a great Sunday
Marie click on Mary's name on the left hand side of her post and you can send her a safe meail through GR




Lewella Report 15 Nov 2008 22:57

Greetings Wattlers from beautiful Mudgee. Oi Mare, what's that nonsense you've been telling Marie. You know darn well that I'm completely sane :-)))).

Here Marie, try these little purple pills, they'll fix whatever ails you, pmsl.

Try to be good, you lot and just remember, I'm always lurking

Printheth Dr Lew Lew xxx