Category Archives: KINFOLK

SUSAN

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Last night, my Sister passed away.

SUSAN ( SANDERS) POMROY. 26 May 1952 – 17 February 2911.

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The only advantage to wearing glasses is that you can do that dramatic removal. Jim Haffigan.

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"Those were summers when the heart quivered up from the hot yellow gravel and pierced the plaited rushes
of my wide-brimmed hats, summers almost without nights.  For even then I so loved the dawn that my mother
granted it to me as a reward.  She used to agree to wake me at half past three and off I would go, an empty
basket on each arm, towards the kitchen gardens that sheltered in the narrow bend of the river, in search of
strawberries, black currants, and hairy gooseberries."
Colette

http://www.egreenway.com/months/monjul.htm

foto – dining ensemble in sydney

He has but sorry food that feeds upon the faults of others.

"English proverbs and proverbial phrases"

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Cha deinee rieau yn soogh y shang.


"The greedy will never feel for the hungry."

http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/fim/fim13.htm

FOTO-THE MOB’S DINNER AT BILAMBIL

And yet, small and insignificant as that bear is, my dear, it is a question whether he is not as dangerous an animal to meddle with as a man- eating tiger."

"Bears and dacoits : and other stories"

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The Black Bear

In the summer, fall, and spring
the black bear sports and has his fling,
but winter sends him straight indoors and there he
snores… and snores… and snores.

http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/songspoems19.html

FOTO – THE BLACK BEAR CAFE BELLINGEN 2008

HE could drink with the face of man.

Most alcoholics are bankrupt idealists!

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The French proverb says, the appetite comes with eating. So in drinking, the more we imbibe, the more we desire.

http://www.archive.org/details/proverbsproverbi00chevuoft

FOTO – KNOX BROS IN  MILTON BRISBANE. 2007.

“Persons living entirely on vegetables are seldom of a plump and succulent habit.” William Cullen (1710-1790), Scottish physician & professor.

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The righteous eat to their hearts’ content,
because they go to the garden for their meals.

http://www.moplants.com/

FOTO -MOB’S VEGIES IN ARMIDALE IN A GREEN PLASTIC BASKET.

The river swells with the contribution of the small streams. Bateke Proverb

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WE ARE GOING.

They came in to the little town
A semi-naked band subdued and silent
All that remained of their tribe.
They came here to the place of their old bora ground
Where now the many white men hurry about like ants.

Kath Walker aka Oodgerdoo Noonuccal (1920-1993)

http://archives.univ-lyon2.fr/112/3/goethals_08.htm 

FOTO – “MARSHALL’S” CREEK AT “SOUTH GOLDEN BEACH”.

If you want to eat bread, do not sit on the oven. (Hindu.)

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Hab Gott vor Auge und’s Brod im Sack und de Choch (das Gekoche) vor em Ofeloch. (Swiss.)

Have God before your eyes, the bread in the sack, and the cook before the oven door.

FOTO –  MOB’S ARMIDALE KITCHEN 2008.

Think of friends like great trees, leafy limbs that come around us and spread over us and bring shade from the sun, and from the blast of adversity, and from winter’s wind of loneliness – a great sheltering tree. That is a friend. DR ROGER BARRIER.

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“Like the trees, we are visitors, guests of earth. The light shines down, and a bud breaks, branches give way before us, a book’s leaves open, and our eyes look, look again. We are a grove, companions spared to be on earth at the same time. The trees – though not our kind – are kin, elder relatives standing to greet us.”
Kim Stafford, from “Tree of All Trees” in Entering the Grove.

http://www.dancingwithtrees.com/quotations.htm

FOTO – BELL LAND AT CONDONG NSW 2008

“The pebble in the brook secretly thinks itself a precious stone” Japanese Proverb.

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Adiye nje oka, o mu omi, o gbe okuta pe pe pe mi, sibe sibe o ni ohun o ni eyin, to o ba ni eyin, se o ma je irin ni? (Yoruba and Idanre)
A chicken eats corn, drinks water and swallows little pebbles, but still complains of having no teeth. If she had teeth would she eat steel? (Literal English)

Yoruba and Idanre ( Nigeria ) Proverb

FOTO -LAKE MACQUARIE AT SUNSHINE 2008

"If you have made another person on this earth smile, your life has been worthwhile." Sr. Mary Christelle Macaluso

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Ii koto ga attara, warau no de ha nakute, waratte iru kara ii koto ga aru”
We do not smile because something good has happened; rather something good happens because we smile.

JAPANESE.

http://www.japanippon.com/proverbs.htm

FOTO -KATI B SYDNEY 2007

Proverbs 17 6 Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.

FAMILY

To forget one’s ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without a root.


Chinese proverb

FOTO – THE BELLS AND SANDERS ON URUNGA STEPS IN THE 1950s.