I was delighted to spend time at the Rusty Table on Sunday last catching up with a number of former Cootamundra ladies, here for the District Hospital Nurses' Reunion.
Some travelled from Toronto, Tumut, Wollongong and surrounds, here to enjoy a weekend of memories and recall the good times when they nursed at the hospital.
Three of the visiting ladies stayed there at the Elm and Wren Guest House, the old nurses quarters - now that conjured up memories of when they lived there whilst studying back in the 'good old days'!
The local ladies who hosted the weekend were Maureen Simpfendorfer, Val White, Marge Blackney, Fay Golden, Margaret Holder and Carol Jones.
Warmest wishes to top couple Jamie and Rachel Wilson of the Rusty Table who on Wednesday celebrated their 20th Wedding Anniversary.
May the coming year be up there with the best Rachel and Jamie.
Jamie and Rachel are certainly kept busy, what with the running of their highly successful restaurant The Rusty Table and their guesthouse Elm and Wren sees a number of people staying each weekend and during the week. Keep in mind if you have guest overload coming to visit, Elm and Wren is the answer for accommodation.
My sisters and their families have stayed there in the past and were more than happy with the accommodation provided.
The Cootamundra CWA ladies provided a delicious afternoon tea in the park for all present ...
On Thursday of last week, Jubilee Park 'came alive' with the official opening of the new playground equipment and the unveiling of additions to the Captains Walk.
The Cootamundra CWA ladies provided a delicious afternoon tea in the park for all present, the table brim-full of yummy cakes and scones.
Speaking of CWA, with the cancellation of the Royal Easter Show this year, CWA will have a BIG shortfall in their profits as their pavilion which provided the traditional tea and scones was such a hit particularly with city people, now NOT a happening thing for 2020.
A photo on this page shows a group of 10 men who recently travelled to the South Coast on a fishing trip. A top time was had by all who made the trip IF not so many fish were caught!
Pictured from left: John Malone, Neil Pether, Ian Somers, Greg Rudd, Ray Papworth, Trevor Pether, Mitch McTavish. Front: Eric Thorburn and Tony Pass.
This week, Monday morning's breakfast show from 6am 'til 9 on Triple M Riverina radio featured a Cootamundra voice.
The usual morning show presenter Poppy Penny, (of Poppy and Leigh fame) invited Hannah Guy to be a guest female voice for International Women's Day. "It was an all girl take over" reported Poppy.
Hannah's usual work at the radio station involves a position behind the microphone as she works for Triple M's advertising and marketing. Hannah enjoyed her experience on the air... although arriving at work at 5.30am that morning held no appeal. Hannah's brother Mike also tuned in from London. Great work Hannah.
A note from the Ekin girls Alison, Elizabeth and Judy to inform all of the Cootamundra friends of the late Helen Ekin.
A soiree set to take place at the Cootamundra Country Club on Friday, April 3 for us all to gather and remember a beautiful lady Helen Ekin has had to be cancelled. The girls were so looking forward to returning to town to catch up with friends and family here and recall the many happy times had by the Ekin family who so loved Coota.
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