Back in Touch – Volume 9

Back in Touch - Volume 9, September 8

The President's Pen

For the next few weeks, we need to be aware that health experts are forecasting significant increases in the number of daily Covid cases. Although extremely daunting, it’s important that we are not overwhelmed by this prospect. Continue to follow the health expert’s advice and focus on things that you can do to lift your spirits and the spirits of those around.

So, what have I done on this front? I have used the phone more, had longer conversations with our children, family and friends and have allotted 60-90 minutes a day for reading (never been a great reader but I’m enjoying it immensely). Additionally, there is my “To-Do” List. I only wish it was a money tree as the list keeps growing ….one step forward, several steps back. As a matter of fact, even though we are not having our classes, I’m still finding that I need more time in my days. My hope is that you are the same as me. If we stay positive, the other side of Covid will come quicker.   ~ Steve Morton

Great Aussie Humour

Getting Ready for Class ...

Thanks to Covid a lot are missing out on their regular exercise classes. Just wanted to demonstrate that Covid is not the only class inhibitor. LOL.

Bloomin' Good!

Spring has sprung and Chris Stewart has shown us how bloomin’ good her gardening talents are. Absolutely beautiful.

Don't You Just Love Kids

TEACHER: Johnny, your composition on 'My Dog' is exactly the same as your brother's..
Did you copy his?
JOHNNY: No, sir. It's the same dog.
(I want to adopt this kid!!!)
                    ~ thanks Bruce Edgell

Birthday Month - September

Many happy returns to all those members celebrating their birthday this month. Have a wonderful day.

Denise Lombard, Glenn Ingall, Janice Gaarenstroom, Klara Ingall, Graeme Auchterlonie, Charles Pearson, Barbara Furniss, Linda Ruffle, Mary Ryan, Jenny Hall, Cathie Gavan, and Tracey Beckler.

An Atheist

An atheist was seated next to a little girl on an airplane and turned to her and said…..”Do you want to talk? Flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger.”  The little girl, who had just started to read her book, replied to the stranger……”What would you like to talk about?”

“Oh, I don’t know,“ said the atheist. “How about why there is no God……. or no heaven or hell, or life after death?” as he smiled smugly.

“Okay” she said, “those could be interesting topics, but let me ask you a question first. A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same stuff – grass. Yet a deer excretes little pellets while a cow turns out a flat patty, but a horse produces clumps.”

The atheist, visibly surprised by the little girl’s intelligence, thinks about it, and says “Hmmm, I have no idea.”

To which the little girl replies “Do you really feel qualified to discuss God…….heaven and hell, or life after death, when you don’t know shit?”             ~ thanks to Gordon Bracey

Painting and Drawing Class

Last month’s Art Challenge was to draw an outline of a simple subject in your garden. The next step was to shade the object on another piece of paper. The third was to colour with either pen and wash or just watercolour paint. By drawing the object three times, you begin to understand it’s composition and is a good habit to get into with your artworks. Cheryl Walters subject (see above) was shells. Well done Cheryl.     ~ thanks Kath Auchterlonie


Who Makes the Bed?

In Closing

Thanks to all members for sending items through, it is fantastic to have such good choices. So, in closing don’t forget, “Spring has Sprung” so let’s get a pep in our steps.

Until next time stay healthy and happy.


Steve Morton:

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