Facade of harbour pines heritage listed hall

June 24, 2021

The Lonely Pine
with Audrey Leuty

JUNE 2021



A happy crowd (25) enjoyed the recent Casserole Dinner in the Hall. The usual great selection of home cooked food in abundance and the usual happy, noisy atmosphere. Villagers supplied the ‘mains’ and the Social Committee supplied the apple/rhubarb crumble desert.  A big thank you was extended to the ladies of the Social Committee then and is repeated here for the great job they do.



DEVONSHIRE afternoon tea in the Hall   Saturday June 19th at 2.00pm.Hosted by Maureen (our very own ‘hostess with the mostest)  50c.

A GAMES NIGHT on June 26th. Starting at 4.30 with light meal supplied (finger food) at 6.00pm.

Board games, cards, pool, darts or just chat. All welcome. No charge. Tea and coffee available




CONGRATULATIONS to all those celebrating Birthdays and Anniversaries this month.


A WARM WELCOME to Jim and Judy B who moved into the village in May. We hope that you have a long and happy association with the Village.

Also a WARM Western Australian welcome to Elaine moving into the Village over the long weekend..  We hope that you soon settle into Village life and all Geraldton has to offer.


IT’S A FACT rumours abound but it is a fact that Adder Holdings have indicated they will pay half of the recent bus trip to Horrocks Beach.  Residents’ Happy Hour Funds have paid the other half (plus free drink)  Cost of the trip was $495.  Residents’ Happy Hour funded the full cost of the Mothers Day Breakfast.



My two girls Vanessa and Natalie were taking me out for afternoon tea. Seeing it was a special birthday they decided to go somewhere different “Lavender Farm”. Its years since I’d been there so I was quite looking forward to the afternoon.

When we arrived, to my surprise there were a few ladies from Harbour Pines there, also some from dancing, and family and friends.

We had a lovely afternoon tea and a great afternoon. A big thank you to everyone. A secret well kept, ladies.

That evening my family went to Natasha’s home and we had a special family celebration.

A wonderful end to a wonderful day. My dear old Mum always said

“You don’t need money to be rich.”

                                                                                                                       Lynne W.



Q  Why was the blonde staring at the shelf in Woollies?

A  She was buying soap powder and it said Concentrate.




We recently had a short, relaxing break away from everyday life. Travelling with our younger son and his wife we spent 3 nights at the Karrinyup Waters Resort. Rod and Karen had their caravan and we had booked a chalet. Then on to Pemberton Caravan Park for 5 nights. We stayed at Karrinyup for 1 night on the way home.

In Perth we attended our youngest grandson’s wedding, and visited Caversham Wildlife Park.

From Pemberton we did a long daytrip through Mt Barker, Albany and Walpole. Caught up with my big sister at Mt Barker. We chat every Sunday morning but I hadn’t seen her for more than 3 years.

In Albany we visited Whale World, The Gap and the Salmon Holes then onto the Tree Top Walk

Before arriving back at Pemberton for a pub dinner.

We did lots of walking mostly through the beautiful trees. The Bibbulman Track passes nearby and we met several walkers who tented in the caravan park overnight. One lady was from Melbourne and she had walked 25 kms that day which she said was mostly uphill. She was travelling alone and loving it.

Rodney indulged us with cooked breakfasts and most dinners. Occasionally we had take-aways. Donnybrook Bakery makes the best pasties ever!

We were very spoilt with good food, good wine and good company.

                                                                                                       From the Hawk’s Nest


Did you hear about the teacher who was helping one of her pupils put on his boots.? He asked for help and she could see why.   Even with her pulling, and him pushing the little boots still didn’t want to go on. By the time they got to the second boot she had worked up a sweat.

She almost cried when the little boy said ‘Teacher, they’re on the wrong feet.”

She looked and sure enough they were.

Unfortunately it wasn’t any easier pulling the little boots off than it was putting them on.

She managed to keep her cool as together they worked to get the boots back on this time on the correct feet.

He then announced “These aren’t my boots” She bit her tongues rather than scream “Why didn’t you say so?” Like she wanted to do.

Once again she struggled to help him pull off the ill fitting boots. No sooner done and he said “They’re my brother’s boots but my Mum made me wear ‘emtoday”

Now she didn’t know whether to laugh or cry but she mustered up what grace and courage she had left and wrestled the boots back onto his feet again.

Helping him into his coat she said “Where are your mittens?” He replied “I stuffed ‘em into the toes of me boots”.

The teacher will be eligible for parole in three years.


Young Man

A young man saw an elderly couple sitting down to lunch at McDonalds. He noticed that they had              ordered one meal and an extra drink cup. As he watched the gentleman carefully divided the hamburger in half, then counted out the fries, one for him, one for her, until each had half of them. The old man then began to eat and his wife sat watching, with her hands folded in her lap.

The young man decided to ask if they would allow him to purchase another meal for them so that they didn’t have to split theirs. The old gentleman said “Oh no. We’ve been married for 50 years and everything has always been and will be shared, 50/50.”

The young man then asked the wife is she was going to eat and she replied. “It’s his turn with the teeth”.


Ed Audrey #24.    9921 5074