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STANLEY SAVIGE

Another bloke I have read about is, Lieutenant General Sir Stanley George Savige, KBE, CB, DSO, MC, ED was an Australian Army soldier and officer who served in the First World War and Second World War. In March 1915, after the outbreak of the First World War, Savige enlisted in the First Australian Imperial Force.

He was born 26 June 1890 and died the 15 May 1954.

During the early years of the Second World War,he commanded the 17th Infantry Brigade in the North African Campaign, the Battle of Greece and Syria–Lebanon Campaign.

His outspoken criticism of professional soldiers earned him their rancour. He returned to Australia in early 1942, and later commanded the 3rd Division in the Salamaua–Lae campaign.

He ultimately rose to the rank of lieutenant general in the Australian Army, commanding the II corps in the Bougainville Campaign.

In later life, Savige was a director of Olympic Tyre c Rubber Ltd from 1946 to 1951 and chairman of Moran & Cato Lt from 1950 to 1951. He was also chairman of the Central War Gratuity Board from 1946 to 1951, and a commissioner of the State Savings Bank of Victoria.

He received the following awards Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Companion of the Order of the Bath, Distinguished Service Order, Military Cross, Greek War Cross.

He was also the founder of Legacy Australia.

EMPEROR PENGUIN

Well it is Tuesday and school has returned for term 2, those two weeks went fast. This weeks extreme creature is the Emperor Penguin.

This penguin lives and breeds in bloody freezing weather of the Antarctica the coldest place on Earth with temperatures going as low as -60 degrees Celsius.

The emperor penguin is the tallest and heaviest of all living penguin species and is endemic to Antarctica. The male and female are similar in plumage and size, reaching 100 cm in length and weighing from 22 to 45 kg. They have a lifespan on 15-20 years.

They can dive deeper than any other bird, including other penguins, they do not build nests.

Baby penguins are called chicks or nestlings. A group of baby penguins that band together for protection against the cold and predators is called a creche, which is derived from the French word that means “manger”.

ANZAC FACTS

Hello everyone here we at Monday and this Monday is a special one as it is ANZAC Day. A day that has come to mean more to me the older I get.

Like many my great-grandfather on dad’s side served in WW1 and my Pop (mum’s dad) served in WW11, dad’s father didn’t serve as he was a coal miner and they were needed at home.

Here are some facts about ANZAC Day.

ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. …

The Anzacs were all volunteers, there was no conscription. …

Two-up is a traditional gambling game only allowed to be played on Anzac day through pubs and clubs in Australia. …

There is no town called Gallipoli.

Anzac Day was first observed in 1916. The day has gone through many changes since. The ceremonies that are held at war memorials up and down New Zealand, and in places overseas where New Zealanders gather, are modelled on a military funeral and remain rich in tradition and ritual.

WEEK 16 OF 2022

Had a decent night, found myself wide awake at 5.30 so up I got, washed, dressed and made my own breakfast.

Tim up at 6.30am and off to work by 7am.

Leo came down at 8am to hang out in his room. He left at 11am to go meet Emma (girlfriend).

Tasha came down and cleaned out 3 kitchen cupboards.

I was expecting Kelli to come and get me ready for bed but she hasn’t turned up. Thankfully Tasha was here and put me to bed.

Awake and out of bed at 5.10 just felt awake so go up. Had some trouble dressing but got there in the end.

Found 3 letters on my table this morning, Tasha checked the P O Box yesterday. I answered all three this morning.

Kathy turned up around midday with the girls and her and Tasha cleaned out more kitchen cupboards and threw a load of clothes on to wash.

Sydney-May walked down and posted my letters for me.

Kathy also showered me.

Tuesday is here and I had a good nights sleep last night. Although I had to sit naked in the bathroom waiting for Tasha as all my clean clothes were in the dryer and the dryer is outside.

Kathy here by 8.45am and her and her dad have cleaned the bathroom and behind the TV and changed the curtain over the front sliding door. In fact her and Tasha have done a bloody lot as well as getting their dad motivated to chip in and do stuff.

I even found a new shower curtain now just have to get Tim to change it over.

The house is looking good.

SAMANTHA’S BIRTHDAY

A new day and I have been up since 5.20 but for the most part I slept well.


Tim drove me to see podiatrist as him and the girls are not cleaning today.

He also to the cans/bottles over to be cased in. We have borrowed the neighbours trailer to throw rubbish in for a tip run.

I had a shit night so bloody restless and unsettled up and down like a bloody yo yo.

Dad passed 3 years ago today.

Kathy and the girls arrived at 9am and left around 1pm, she cleaned out the storage under the dinning tables seats. I even let her throw out a few things.

Tasha here cleaning out the fridge a job well overdue.

Spoke to Sandy about going to the cemetery and she agreed the ground will be to soggy for me to visit.

Had a better night last night did sit up with Tim for an hour but after that I settled ok. Slept through to 4.30 but then felt wide awake so I got up at 5am.

Kathy and the girls arrived at 9am and stayed till 1pm, she cleaned off the book/storage shelves in the dining room.

She also showered me before leaving.

Only saw Tasha when she dropped off the shopping she did.

Had a real good night waking at 11.30 to pee but going straight back to sleep. Then waking again at 4.35, I peed but found afterwards I was wide awake so got up.

No bloody internet this morning even though the computer and modem show it is working, so restarted the computer that didn’t work so turned modem off and back on which also didn’t work.

9.30am and still no internet at 11am after restarting laptop twice I got it back.

Tim at last was able to go and get Kathy’s old fridge for Jess as the two Jess had are on their last legs.

Kathy helped me get ready for bed.

POEM DAY

In Our Hearts

© Rose M. De Leon More By Rose M. De Leon

Published: December 2007

We thought of you with love today,
But that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday
And days before that, too.
We think of you in silence.
We often speak your name.
Now all we have are memories
And your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake
With which we’ll never part.
God has you in his keeping.
We have you in our heart.

Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/in-our-hearts–loosing-a-father

THE EASTER BUNNY

Hello Tuesday today’s extreme creature isn’t that extreme, it is the Easter Bunny.

He or she has been around a bloody long time and some may have a name for the Easter Bunny but I don’t.

The thing is, the Easter Bunny does not talk. That’s okay because kids usually have a lot to talk about and the Easter Bunny has big ears to listen.

Scientists put the age of the Easter Bunny between 400 and 500 years old. So that means the Easter Bunny was born sometime between 1515 and 1615. Stories about the Easter Bunny began taking shape in the late 1600s.

The care the Easter Bunny takes in hiding the eggs and the decades of continuous work also suggest the Easter Bunny is female. It’s common knowledge that hormones encourage the does, not the bucks, to look after the kids. And the ability to remember holiday dates definitely indicates that the Easter Bunny isn’t male!

According to legend, the Easter Bunny lives on Easter Island, although no one knows exactly where.

Historically, his first stop is Christmas Island. American Samoa is often his last stop.

How is the Easter Bunny related to Jesus?

In short: The Easter Bunny is not related to Jesus at all. At most, they’re both obviously tied to the holiday celebrating the resurrection, and they’re both considered symbols of new life—but the links to one another, essentially, end there.

FACTS

Good morning all on this fine Easter Monday, yesterday being Easter Sunday marked the 3rd anniversary of my dad’s passing although he died on the 21st but it was Easter Sunday.

Anyway here are some facts.

The naming of the celebration as “Easter” seems to go back to the name of a pre-Christian goddess in England, Eostre, who was celebrated at beginning of spring. The only reference to this goddess comes from the writings of the Venerable Bede, a British monk who lived in the late seventh and early eighth century

The Easter Bunny legend began in Germany.

The act of painting eggs originates from a Ukrainian tradition.


The exact origins of this mythical mammal are unclear, but rabbits, known to be prolific procreators, are an ancient symbol of fertility and new life.

Standing at 31ft tall and 18ft wide is the world’s largest Easter egg. Found in Vegreville, Alberta, Canada, the egg weighs a hefty 5000lbs and took 12,000 hours to complete.

WEEK 15 OF 2022

A new day has arrived and it saw me up at 5am feeling awake and with it.

Home alone today as Tim is at work today.

Wrote out blog posts for Monday, Tuesday and Thursday’s posts.

A warm dry day.

Kelli putting me to bed today.

Managed to sleep in 5.40am and even got up a couple of times during the night to pee.

Tim off work today as there is a bus strike. He has whipper snipped the back yard but can’t re-thread the whipper snipper, so has gone out to Bunnings to ask for help as it is new and the first time he has used it. He got it done and finished the yard.

I spoke to the doctor he said he will email me the referral I need will check that tomorrow.

Woke at 4.50 to pee went back to bed but couldn’t settle so up at 5.20am. Tim also up at 5am as he has an early start.

Tim home by 9am he has a split shift.

One year ago today we lost mum, been a hard day.

Started work on a memory book about me for Leo, I need Tim to get more photos out of the cupboard for me.

Had a so so night was a bit unsettled for a couple of hours but managed to sleep till 5.30am.

A wet start to the day and heavy rain on and off all day.

Tim home by 9.30am another split shift.

Not much to do today with no letters to answer and still waiting for photos to be gotten out of the cupboard.

Slept better last night up at 5.45am, washed and dressed and ready for the day.

Tim is off today as he is working all over Easter.

Managed to get the photos out of the cupboard on my own and finished off Blain’s Nana Memory book. Now Tim just has to go through it and write who is who under each photo.

Tomorrow I will add photos to Leo’s book.

Woke at 5.20 went and peed and decided to stay up.

Saw Leo at 7.15 and got a nice big hug, it felt wonderful.

Decided to add a little more to the memory books so worked on that today.

Jess putting me to bed today, first time I have seen her in a week.

A new day is here a cool day but no rain, slept in what I will wear today as I will have to fend for myself today as Tim is working.

Kathy turned up around 10am and stayed till 12.30, she cleaned, dusted and vacuum out as well as washing down part of the loungeroom walls.

The shopping was scheduled for delivery between 1 & 2pm but when I checked the site at 2.20pm it had changed till between 4 & 5pm, damn I hate afternoon deliveries.

Groceries arrived at 4.15, Jess came to help and got me ready for bed.