john booth 2006

BALMAIN TIGERS fans still find it hard to say Wests in front of their Tigers team so it will be a welcome relief to be able to get back to our traditional home at Leichhardt Oval HQ this Sunday and bellow out Go Balmain Tigers!!! And let’s hope for better results than the past few weeks. See you there.


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JB has just returned from a meeting in Auckland New Zealand across The Ditch of the Asia Pacific International Scout & Guide Fellowship committee planning a meeting in Nepal and this October’s World Conference in Indonesia at Bali.

The locals told me of the unrest about forced council amalgamations in Auckland which they claim are a disaster. And they are hoping to reverse the decision. Sounds familiar?

But don’t tell Gladys. Let her find out the hard way.

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ROSE ROCCA better half of Ross Rocca of Midway Shopping Centre fame Denistone East heads This Week’s Birthday Honours List celebrating with family and friends on Saturday March 25.

John Lazzarini former City of Ryde Councillor and school teacher celebrates 63 years today while Stephanie Chalmers of OLQP Gladesville note celebrates tomorrow same day as broadcaster Andrew Moore.

Rosalina Mary Jessica Landayan “Superstar” Menton daughter of Ely and Peter Menton and big sister of David John and Goddaughter of JB will be celebrating another birthday on Friday in Shanghai China where she is happily working as an English teacher to the locals.

Brian McCallum is also celebrating Friday with his better half Jackie (Nuttall) McCallum only daughter of our June D’Arcy and her hubby Cec at Ermington. June was well known as The Weekly Times office manager for many years in days of yore and even before that at Grace Bros at Top Ryde where she met and later married Cec!

Another blast from the past is former Ryde councillor Nicole Campbell who turns 46 on Friday same day as Pat Richards OAM and former TWT graphic artist/typesetter David Clark notches up 36 years.

Kathy Norris Morton JB cousin who hosted her mother Ella Booth Norris 100th birthday party at Grenfell Country Club celebrates 66 of her own years on Saturday same day as Rose Rocca’s special day.

Another special JB Goddaughter Lesley Margaret (Beaton) Allen eldest daughter of Anthony “Bro” and Gillian Beaton celebrates in Brisbane on Sunday same day as Jane Margaret Lovett daughter of JB cousin Chris and Margaret Lovett celebrates with family and friends.

Marjorie and Walter Gaffney of North Ryde are celebrating their Diamond Wedding anniversary PLUS 2 with daughter Anita and families.

Harue Bendall a longtime Tigers supporter and mother of Tiger great Denis Bendall will face 88 candles on her birthday cake on Monday while JB cousin Pam Eakin Michie will face 77 candles in Cootamundra.

June D’Arcy of Ermington and better half of Cec and mother of Jackie and ma-in-law of Brian McCallum faces a small bushfire on her birthday cake Tuesday (but not as big as Cec or JB!) same day as Terry Kerim faces 61 candles.

Peter Fyffe of West Pennant Hills and hubby of JB cousin and Goddaughter Adele Buckland Fyffe will celebrate Wednesday with his sons JB Godson Nathan Stanley Wilberforce and Lucas John and daughter Abbey Patricia Superstar Fyffe plus parents and friends.

Jaye Louise (Gardner) Homan will celebrate with hubby Peter and family and friends Friday with greetings from her ma and pa Joal and Bob Gardner of Brisbane while Terry Townsend of North Ryde will blow out 70 candles on his birthday cake possibly with a golf stick in one hand and a glass in the other. Happy daze all.


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BUMPER STICKER: I got a job at a bakery because I kneaded dough!

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Keep Smiling!