Facade of harbour pines heritage listed hall

August 20, 2021

The Lonely Pine
with Audrey Leuty




 Vol 3 Ed 8


 AUGUST 2021



Saturday 21s August  in the Hall with your hostess Maureen. Starts2.00pm.  50c All welcome.


To Norma Follington for being awarded LIFE MEMBERSHIP of the Geraldton Bowling Club. Well done..   We are all proud of you.


FATHERS’ DAY CELEBRATION Saturday September 4th . A bring and share Casserole Meal.

Hall open 5.30  Dinner at 6.00pm Ladies please bring a small meal to share. The Social Committee will supply dessert. Names on the list please for catering and seating purposes.



Hello everyone, it’s Cranky Cronky

Audrey asked me to write a short story about my life and how I arrived here at this super village so first a little about my family.

My sister Jenny has just turned 70. She and her husband Gavin have 2 kids and 4 grandkids and live in Gonubie South Africa, and are both retired. Next is Brenda who never married. She is 68 owns and runs her own printing company and never stops working. .She lives in Capetown.

Then there’s me 66. Married to Leanne for many years but divorced three years ago...  All hell broke loose and things went wrong. “Such is life”

Next is Trudie 63 y.o. She and husband Malcolm have 2 kids and 3 grandkids and also live in Gonubie. Malcolm owns s building company and Trudie is a sales rep. but due toCovid-19 things are very tough for everyone in South Africa and the world in general.

Growing up with 3 sisters wasn’t so bad as they always had friends around; that was the good part.

So that’s my sisters who all live in South Africa, and I miss them dearly.

My parents were ‘old school’ and very strict so if any of us played up we got a beating. Mum and Dad have been gone for many years now.

I emigrated from Zimbabwe in 1986, of course with nothing, so my friend said to bus up to Mt Magnet and he got me a job in the mines. Anyway I have spent the last 20 years working in Mt Newman for BHP, a great company to work for. Now I am retired. I already owned a unit just the other side of our boundary fence and it's rented to Joan, a lovely lady. I didn’t have the heart to move her out and so I bought this unit. I moved in here in February ’21.

My hobbies:- gardening, bike riding, fishing, travel and of course chatting to whoever walks around here. My pet hate is all the politics gone wrong in the village.


(Current Politics area result of Past History. Ed)


HAVE YOU A birthday or anniversary this month? Congratulations and Best Wishes to you all on your special day.


During the middle Ages they celebrated the end of the plague with wine and orgies. Dose anyone know if they have anything planned when this one ends?

I think I am finally being grounded for all the things I didn’t get caught for as a teenager.

People start coughing and start worrying about the virus. I start coughing and pray I don’t pee myself!


HOW GOOD our village gardens are looking thanks to our industrious village gardeners.  

The petunias are especially colourful at present. The roundabout is looking less miserable now that the geraniums are growing and flowering. Pity about the missing fountain: even without water it would be better than the mineshaft.



Young bloke in from the bush decides to go to the movies with his pet rooster on his shoulder. “You can’t take that bird in the cinema” said the cashier. “But this rooster goes everywhere with me” he replied. “Sorry, no animals allowed in the cinema” replied the cashier.

The young bloke goes out walks around the back of the cinema and stuffs the rooster down the front of his overalls. Walks back in, buys his ticket and settles down beside two elderly ladies to watch the movie. After a while the rooster gets restless so the young bloke opens up his fly and lets the rooster pop out his head.

“Madge” whispers Muriel to her friend   “This young man next to me has opened his fly” “Don’t worry “ replies Madge “You’ve seen it all before” “I know Madge, but its eating all my popcorn”.


LEMON PICKING (Are blonde jokes PC these days?)

A blonde applied for a job on a farm picking lemons. “How do I know you’ve had experience  picking lemons?” asks the farmer. “I’ve been divorced three times” she replied.


COMING UP IN NOVEMBER   Melbourne Cup lunch.  Usual sweeps. Coverage of the big race andour own race meeting We are looking for a caterer for a cold lunch. Do you have any suggestions?



Just the one nomination but it will take up a lot of room. The whole of the Strata Council have been nominated for their efforts to improve our village.


Little Johnny

Finding one of her students making faces at others on the playground, Ms Smith stopped to gently reprimand the child. Smiling sweetly the teacher said “Johnny when I was a little girl, I was told that if I made ugly faces, it would freeze and I would stay liked that” “Well’” said little Johnny “You can’t say you weren’t warned”.            


BEST WISHES TO Pearl returning soon after a long stay in Perth



ELDER ABUSE HELPLINE: 1300 724 679 rights@advocare.org.au


Ed. audrey.leuty@gmail.com