Showing posts with label ANZAC Poems. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ANZAC Poems. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

ANZAC Poems and other Sprigs of Wattle Book

---- We have Happy Hours at our Hut most Fridays from 5 pm. Everyone is welcome ---- 
One of our members, Maurie O'Brien is a popular bush poet and author who wrote "ANZAC Poems & Other Sprigs of Wattle". 

Maurie was raised in a country town in the Mid-North of South Australia. He is well respected and admired for the strong delivery of his poetry at public events.

This collection of poems from Maurie contains many fine tributes to Australia's fellow veterans and pioneers with many humorous poetic anecdotes (see The Handbag stanza below). The collection will surely appeal to all those who respect and value the sacrifices made by Australians during the conflicts of World War I and II, whether at the front, behind the lines, or at home.

The Handbag
There are some things mysterious,
To the ordinary bloke,
Like the things your wife possesses,
About which you never joke.
Now, one of these is her handbag,
That just never leaves her side,
A deep, dark holder of secrets,
In which many things reside
I highly recommend this 102 treasure trove of poetry and humour that is a very reasonable price and available electronically (Kindle) or in paperback. You can find it here.

If you buy a copy, I'd love to hear what you think of it. Please comment below.

Robin Henry, Editor

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Did you miss our super soup night?

---- We open most Fridays from 5 pm with meals on the first Friday of a month. Everyone is welcome ---- The super soup night on Friday, 2 June was one of the best attended, most enjoyable nights we've had for a long time after months (years?) of interruptions due to COVID lockouts and long-term construction and landscaping projects within the Tanunda Recreation Park.

Last Friday night made us feel as though we had put all that behind us and are now back to normal.

Our table setting at the Hut
Over 40 people attended and had options of four soups: pumpkin, mushroom, chicken noodle, or potato, bacon, and leek. These were accompanied by soft, tasty white bread rolls and of course a sweet consisting of apple crumble and custard or cream. Nobody was heard to say they didn't like the soup or the apple crumble.

As usual, a range of beverages was available at happy hour prices.

Making our night even more special were the presentation of cheques to three local organisations that provide services to us during ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day commemorative events, and a couple of poems by our in-house bush poet, Maurie O'Brien who has presented on several occasions.

Maurie has a collection of 31 poems titled, "ANZAC Poems and Other Sprigs of Wattle" that is available on Amazon in both Kindle and paperback versions. It's well worth a look if you're interested in poetry or military history.

On Friday evenings when the Hut is open and we aren't having a meal, we have a variety of snacks available, happy hour beverage prices including tea and coffee and plenty of friendly chat. If you live in the area or are passing through, please do come and join us after 5 pm.