“Remember when every second home had a choko vine or three, growing over the outhouse, chook pen or any other structure in the backyard?” says Col Shephard of Yamba. “Chokos were as common as muck and for love or money you couldn’t give them away. Now, the price of a choko in a supermarket is almost cause to call 000. The asking price? $12 a kilogram or about $3.60 each. Seriously!”
For Roma McDonald of South Maroubra, Richard Glover’s “food that made us” item in Spectrum “brought back wonderful memories of my time as a boarder at school in Sydney in the mid-1940s. On our free weekends, we made our first stop a Cahills restaurant. The taste of their caramel sauce remains with me still. We would buy a carton and take it back to school, well hidden. Those were the days.”
“Great name for a race at Oakbank’s iconic Easter meeting on Saturday: The Whoflungdung Battler’s Bolt Maiden Plate,” reports George Zivkovic of Northmead. “The winner? Reynolds.” Does this mean another re-shuffle?
“Is this the end of civilisation as we know it or was it my research skills?” asks Bill Wilkinson of Tumbarumba. “Try as I might, I couldn’t find one screening of those epic movies Quo Vadis, Ben Hur, The Greatest Story Ever Told, The Ten Commandments or any one of the other many movies of that genre usually shown on free-to-air television over Easter. There should be a government inquiry into why this has been allowed to occur.”
“If anyone needs a reason to celebrate the end of daylight savings, the dashboard clock in my car is right once again,” says Andrew McPherson of Kalaru.
Poetry now, from Tony Hughes of Varsity Lakes (Qld): “Doing lockdown in slow mo. While listening to ScoMo. Is so very disheartening. Being told there’s no trouble. In the Canberra bubble. By Scotty from Marketing.”
David Arnett of Leura has noticed “the rather odd position MPs adopt when photographed watching COVID-19 vaccine shots being administered. Masked, standing to attention and looking very serious. Their hands clasped at belt level. Are they afraid the injectee might lash out with a well-placed kick?”
“If Odile Esmond-Morgan is correct and Chaleyer (C8) is a nickname in France that specifies a type of house owned by that person, surely it would be Yerchalet?” thinks Vincent Cleary of Cremorne.
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