Facade of harbour pines heritage listed hall

December 23, 2021

The Lonely Pine
with Audrey Leuty


The unofficial newsletter for Harbour Pines Village

Vol 3  Ed 12




(Not enough days to Christmas)



The Village Christmas Street Party on December 4thwas well attended and much enjoyed. The usual wonderful supply and variety of food was spread out on tables on the front verandah and with drinks available very quickly the party got underway.

The Christmas Raffle was drawn with Mavis picking out the first ticket. A good pick too as it had her name on it! The next winner was Valma A and other winners were Lina (a regular visitor to our Bingo) Phyllis, Cecilia and Peg. Thank you to all those who supported the raffle in any way. The

proceeds of the Raffle $209 will go to the Social Committee to meet costs in 2022. Another big thank you to all who helped set up, clear up and generally keep the evening running so smoothly. Several of our residents were unable to attend through sickness and they missed a treat.


THE VISIT OF THE CITYBAND had to be cancelled and my apologies for that. It seems their iPad did not want to speak to my iPad. Unfortunately neither party was aware of the problem until too late. The band certainly want to visit us so watch this space next year.


The next special event is the Sausage Sizzle on New Year's Eve. 5.30pm. Cost $5 per head. Sausages, onions, bread and ice cream (not all together) the last opportunity in 2021 for all villagers to get together. Hope to see you there.


SOCIAL COMMITTEE there was no meeting of the Social Committee in December.


STUDENTS of St John's Primary School, Rangeway visited the Village on Monday 6thand presented a programme of Carols. Both choir and soloists did a great job and were very well received by all. We hope they will be back again next year to entertain us. Thanks to Irene for arranging this event.


VILLAGE CHRISTMAS DINNER on Wednesday 15th December 2021

The dinner was well attended and a happy crowd enjoyed a three course meal prepared by a busy team and brought to the table by Lindsay and Adam. Lucky recipients of early Christmas boxes found themselves carrying home a Christmas present: some large some small. A goodtime was had by villagers, their guests and staff.



Children practice carols in voices

More suited to the football terraces

Than the concert hall.

And yet, when the moment comes,

And the hall is full,

The decorations sparkle,

The heads of freshly, washed hair glisten, And the children sing:

We see Jesus, in all our infants, and The tears fill our eyes.

The Magic is there once more.

Maisie Bishop



A sweet grandmother ’phoned St John's Hospital. She timidly asked “Is it possible to speak to someone who can tell me how a patient is doing?”

“I'd be happy to help,. What is the patient’s name and room number?” “Norma Findlay, room 32”

"Let me put you on hold while I check with the nurse for that room.” After a few minutes the operator returned to the ’phone and said,

“I have good news. Her nurse just told me that Norma is doing well.. Her blood pressure is fine, her blood results just came back normal and her Doctor has scheduled her for discharge tomorrow”

The grandmother said “Thank you. That's wonderful news, I was so worried, God bless you” “You're more than welcome. Is Norma your daughter?”

“No, I'm Norma Findlay in Room 32. No one tells me shit!”


A pirate walked into a bar and the bartender said “Hey, I haven't seen you in a while. You look terrible” “What do you mean” said the pirate” I feel fine“. Bartender “What about the wooden leg? You didn't have that before” “Well we were in a battle and a cannon ball hit my leg and smashed it, but I'm fine now” Well ok” said the bartender “What about the hook?” “I haven't, sheen that before.” “ Well we were in another battle and I got into a sword fight and my hand was cut off so I got fitted with a hook but I'm alright now I'm fine really” Bartender “What about the eye patch.”? “ Well, we were at sea when a flock of seagulls flew over. I looked up and one shit in my eye“ Bartender “You're kidding, you lost an eye because of a bit of shit?

“It was my first day with the hook.”


Historians in Ireland have discovered what they believed to be the headstone of the world's oldest ever living man. He was 193 and his name was Miles from Dublin.

Parenting tip: When you lose your children in the house turn off the Wi-fi. They’11come out immediately. Your neighbours may even drop by as well.


GREETINGS if you have a birthday or anniversary this month or in January. Have a great day. A BIG THANKYOU to all the bin shifters and recyclers and voluntary gardeners. You all help to keep the Village thriving.


Theme will be no newsletter in January. .