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August 9, 2022

Easter mop-up

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A well-presented article Paul Bibby, thanks. Looks like the mop-up encompasses more than mud and stuff. It’s people too – 60 displaced persons to be mopped up and put somewhere over the Easter break. 

Could it get any more distressing for them? So, at the very least, send them somewhere beautiful! A clean, fresh hotel room with soul-reviving views. Meal vouchers. Transport vouchers. If it’s the Gold Coast then give them Movie World etc vouchers. Maybe they don’t want to go to the Gold Coast – perhaps Farm Stay with food and massage vouchers? Good grief! Anything, anything that will ease the shock and suffering of these poor buggers and give them some sense of ease and comfort.

And another issue: Upon reading your most eloquent letter, Jo Faith, bravo, bravo! The Purple People Eaters indeed, ha! I shake my head, not only at the ludicrousy (I know this is not an English word, but it suits my purpose) of the Powers That Be (PTB), but also that, in this era of our community (the past couple of years) these PTB choose to make this an issue. Lost for words really. And to add insult to injury – quite literally, is the disturbing bullying of a woman who is a delightful and loved part of our community. Council – just STOP IT. And upon the stopping, offer Nichol a public apology. Your bullying has stirred a nasty, tiny community pot and Nichol apparently has had to endure this too. 

Nichol Haberecht – more purple power to you!

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  1. Very sad stuff everywhere & ‘grief isn’t good’ at the Easter break.
    Add a splash of purple as well . . . bullying is getting out of bounds.
    DON’T do it.

  2. Yeah I thought it was a nice colour. I’m colour blind , I see it in a slightly different tone to you guys. But, I thought her house was a good colour . Not to loud. Soft and suttle tone. A great colour for a flower. With greens and browns around it, it kinda stands out a tiny bit. Not much . A good shade of purple. Mouve , cherise , whatever you want to call it. That parts all greek to me . To many shades to remember. . As far as heritage couloirs go ,, it all looks greens and Browns and dark reds to me . They all look the same. Camouflaged by the trees and shrubs . Boring . With a bare front lawn , mown to an inch of its life and a single travelers palm out front. And that’s it. So boring. And that neighbour whinges about the house 3 houses up the road that’s a slightly different colour . Oughta be a law against busy bodies . MYOB. Look to the beam in your own eye while your whinging about the splinter in your neighbours eye. It’s Easter ,, a time of forgiveness .. Seriously , wake up to yourself. I bet in the end it’ll increase the value of houses in the area. …….. Artists , an excentric bunch , we need more of them. I can’t paint a picture but I can make a picture out of your garden . Just ask the workers what colour it is. There’s always a way around it to get the job done . Think laterally like that woman. It’s fun and very creative .


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