The get up and go newsletter of the
National Seniors Association
Liverpool Branch Inc.
second wind P.O. Box 197, Kemps Creek, NSW 2171
President Secretary Treasurer Editors
Barry S Margaret S Ken F Barry L & Shirley B
No. 12 March 2003 had never been to the Cemetery
before, wonderful cakes –
March Meeting Minutes Tour Coach pick up
congratulations and thanks to the The coach picks up at the rear of
ladies who organised this. the Liverpool Catholic Club at the
Minutes of the meeting of the Next two trips will both have 8am
National Seniors Association, designated time & then at the
pick up, still seats available for the
Liverpool Group held on Thursday Interstate Terminal at Liverpool
Mt Tomah Trip. Railway Station 15 minutes later.
27 March, 2003 at the Francis Choices for lunch: picnic or eat at
Greenway Centre at 10.30am The bus will not set down at
the Richmond Club. No one
Liverpool Station on the return
appeared interested in having a journey. If you are running late
Meeting opened: 10.31am picnic so Alan will make a booking
Present: 48 members and 1 visitor or are unable to attend please
at the club on the understanding contact Alan
Apologies: Barry and Margaret S, that we will have to leave Mt Tomah
Ken F, Enid and Gordon H, and Jean by 1.30pm, but this should leave
S. sufficient time to see most of what The next 2 Trips
Confirmations of Minutes of last
May 22nd Kangaroo Valley pick
Meeting: General Business: up 8 am
Confirmed: Shirley W ,Seconded: 1. We will celebrate our 1 st Mittagong for morning tea, then
Len L Birthday at April Meeting. Kangaroo Valley via spectacular
2. We need parkas and warm Fitzroy Falls and the historic
Business arising from the Minutes: jumpers for Liverpool night Hampden Suspension Bridge.
Big Morning tea to be held at May Patrol for distribution to the Explore craft shops in the valley.
meeting, decision made to have a needy (Olwen can elaborate). Barbeque lunch at Fitzroy Falls, The
jar for donations to be taken for the 3. Ken our Treasurer is having Sharpley Vale Fruit World if time
Cancer Council and join in the knee replacement surgery permits, then home. Cost $33.00
Nationwide Big morning tea today. with lunch all inclusive.
programme 4. Next meeting Thursday 24th
April 2003 Francis Greenway June 19th Sydney Historic
Correspondence in: Nil Centre Homes. Pick up 9.am Morning tea
in the city. Vaucluse House,
Correspondence out: Newsletters
purchased by William Charles
Speaker Michael Frew on Alternative Wentworth in 1827 and expanded
Treasurers Report - Energy – on the original structure. Watsons
Due to the imminent knee Renewable energy basis of Bay for lunch at own expense, then
replacement surgery there is no greenhouse effect - things that can on to Elizabeth Bay House built in
report for this month. be done to alleviate it 1835 with magnificent view of
Sydney Harbour. Cost $20.00
Membership Officer’s Report – no Example is here on earth on a cold each, plus lunch. Return 4.30 pm.
new members this month. day inside the car can be warm but
outside can be extremely cold. Book early to avoid
Speaker Organizers Report:
Booked up to September, June will The talk was well received and Invite your friends to join you on
be an address from Head Office and provided some serious food for the day.
still awaiting information regarding thought. Mike Frew proved to be a
this speaker and content. good speaker.
New speaker arranged – subject:
Youth – how to keep yourself young, Raffle drawn – special feature of
interesting speaker doing this. raffle was having Easter Eggs as the Second Wind is edited and published for the
Favourable comments on the prizes – 3 in all. Liverpool Branch of the National Seniors
speaker for February, no one knew Association by Barry L and Shirley B.
Meeting closed: 11.42 Copyright remains with the author, or where
dying could create so much fun – author is not indicated copyright remains with
this is encouraging the publisher.
Last Outing Report: The next meeting will be on Other Branches of the NSA are free to use any
Thursday 24th April 2003 at the material from this newsletter without seeking
Spectacular scenery, Alan said he permission.
Greenway Centre. 10:00am for Editors reserve disclaimer rights on
a 10:30am Start. contributions.
We are The Survivors
Outing Cancellation Policy
If with reasonable notice members
cancel or cannot attend an outing, (For those people born before 1940)
payment can be transferred to It has been suggested that a ”For
another outing. If a refund is We were born before television, Sale” section might be included in
requested, and the seats cannot be before penicillin, polio shots, frozen this newsletter. What do you think?
resold, the cost of the outing minus foods, Xerox, contact lenses, videos Do you have something you no
the cost of the coach will be and the pill. We were before radar, longer need. If so let the other
refunded only. credit cards, splitting of the atom, members know about it and maybe
laser beams and ballpoint pens. make a little spending money.
Cake or biscuits for morning Telephone Barry
tea on tours Before dishwashers, tumble dryers,
The committee is looking for electric blankets, air conditioners,
volunteers to form Speakers to
Future Guest a group drip dry clothes and before man Next Tours
supply cakes and biscuits for walked on the moon. Kangaroo Valley
selected Coach Trips any one We got married first and then lived In this modern age it is hard to
interested please see Lorraine or together, (how quaint). We thought imagine that early settler life
Olwen at the next meeting. “fast food” was what you ate at Lent, depended on the rivers. Much of the
a Big Mac was an oversize raincoat, produce in and out of Sydney was
Future Guest Speakers and a crumpet we had for tea. transported to outer settlements by
the many rivers.
24th April Patient Support Group. We existed before house husbands, The Shoalhaven River was such a
Speaker Val Keen computer dating and sheltered transport system. The Kangaroo
(Health Service. Problems and accommodation, was where you Valley tour will remind you of the
complaints) waited for a bus. days of early settlers and you will
experience the atmosphere of
29th May Your Health. Speaker We were before day care centres, isolation experienced by our early
Robert Kelly. group homes and disposable pioneers.
(About aging, what causes it & how nappies. We had never heard of FM Fitzroy Falls remains one of our
we can slow it down) radio, tape decks, artificial hearts, Southern Highlands tourist gems
word processors, or young men and the ever changing view down
26th June The speaker on this wearing earrings. For us “time the M5 to Mittagong is worth the
day is being organised by the head sharing” meant togetherness, a chip trip.
office of The National Seniors. was a piece of wood or a fried May is a pleasant time to be in this
potato, Hardware meant nuts and area, the use of English deciduous
bolts and software hadn’t been trees means the autumn colours will
invented. capture your imagination.
Before 1940 “Made in Japan” meant Join this outstanding tour set for
junk, the term “making out” referred 22nd May for only $33 all inclusive
Write your Life to how you did in your exams, “stud” with lunch leaving 8am and
was something that fastened a returning by 4.30pm
The group enjoys the opportunity collar to a shirt and “going all the
to jog the collective memory and it way” meant staying on the bus to Sydney Historic Homes.
has proven to be very encouraging the terminus. Vaucluse House was built for Sir
to read snippets of our writings to Henry Browne Hayes about 1840
the others for comment and In our day cigarette smoking was and was named Vaucluse [a French
approval. fashionable, grass was something variant of vallis clausa] because the
Anyone who would just like to have you mowed. Coke was kept in the site was a sheltered, enclosed valley
a look at what we do is most coal shed, a joint was a piece of and Vaucluse was the name of the
welcome. meat you ate on Sunday and pot French home of the poet Petrarch.
Meetings are held at 10.00am first something you cooked in. Not far from Vaucluse House is
Wednesday of the month at the Neilson Park. Many Sydney born
home of Trevor and Shirley B. Rock music was fond mother’s
people have fond memories of
The May Write your Life will be held lullaby. Eldorado was an ice-cream,
Neilson Park in it’s heyday. The view
on Wednesday April 30th. June a “gay person” was the life and soul
of the harbour is spectacular from
reverts to first Wednesday in month of the party, while “aids” meant just
the beach and the area boasts some
4 June. beauty treatment or help for
old trees that shade the picnic tables
someone in trouble.
scattered throughout the Park.
We who were born before 1940 Elizabeth Bay House is a Regency
must be a hardy bunch, when you Mansion built between 1835 and
think of the way in which the world 1838 for Alexander Macleay, the
has changed and the adjustments house commands magnificent views
Reminder!! we have had to make. No wonder of Sydney Harbour.
Parkas & Jumpers are desperately there is a generation gap… BUT… Both houses are protected by the
needed by the Liverpool Night Patrol National Trust in New South Wales
If you have any of these that you no By the grace of God we have survived. and have been furnished in a
longer need, could you please bring manner appropriate to the 1800’s
them along to the meeting in May.
Tour starts 9.00am and ends
They will be most appreciated.