Allan Gibson, Barrie Brown, Cameron Brown, Fiona Moulds, Jenny Comben, Jim Rogers, Paul Mullins


When Fiona Moulds of Wangi Wangi was exhibiting her son, who’s within the Defence Pressure, round their new home constructing block, “he queried why it was referred to as a ‘battle axe’ block when a battle axe historically has two heads, versus an ‘axe’ block which has just one head and extra like the form of the block”. Having Googled photos of battle axes, Fiona agrees with him, however wonders if some previous navy varieties know higher.

Cameron Brown of Lindfield has written with some unhappy information. “My father, John Barrie Brown, previously of East Gosford, who was an everyday contributor to Column eight (at one level making prime 5), has lately handed. He had one final message he wished to share together with his fellow contributors: ‘Barrie Brown is now defunct.’ Your column supplied Dad with an ongoing supply of enjoyment by way of his retirement and I sincerely hope you may put his remaining remark into print.” A scan of our archives discovered that Barrie had simply shy of 100 choices revealed in Column eight, going again to 2005. Vale sir.

In accordance with Jenny Comben of Kingsford, a nursing residence in Orange County (USA), the place a relation of hers lives, has provide you with a novel approach of elevating residents’ spirits throughout the COVID-19 lockdown. “A whole lot of residents are given a small cowbell which they ring collectively a number of occasions every week. Solely in America!” Granny is absolutely hoping that these classes embody a play-along with Blue Oyster Cult’s Do not Worry the Reaper.

Anyone writing a cheque on a cow (C8) in all probability has a little bit of a disguise, opines Allan Gibson of Cherrybrook. “Nonetheless, as one who did his time as a financial institution ledger-keeper, I all the time stored a watch on the cheques to see if there was one written on a ball after which dishonour it. It will have illustrated that some cheques do bounce,” he says.

Noting that the aforementioned Higher Dingo Creek (C8) is close to Mullumbimby, Jim Rogers of Byron Bay writes that there’s an Higher Duck Creek, out close to Bonalbo, “the place I used to assist mates muster cattle. We had been typically proper up Higher Duck Creek with no paddle looking for them.”