More tales of grievous brotherly harm


Studying of Jenny Stephenson’s brother’s demise threats (C8) reminded Kerri Grant of Bathurst of one in every of many near-death experiences inflicted on her by her personal brother, when “he customary a billy cart with an outdated excessive chair loosely tied to the again. Down the hill we went, when he swerved to show a nook the rope broke, and I careered on down the hill minus billy cart, brakes or some other technique of management. This was solely one in every of many makes an attempt on my life. Another readers have related experiences with their siblings?”

Gerhard Engleitner of Hurstville applauds the concept of introducing synchronised javelin (C8). “What would make it much more fascinating is to throw from reverse ends of the sector.”

Allan Roberts of Dulwich Hill affords extra sports activities that would tackle the synchronised format (C8). “What about synchronised boxing? Or, with all of the spinning they do, synchronised hammer throw? Relays may very well be expanded to sports activities aside from athletics, biking and swimming. A weightlifting relay: the primary competitor has to carry it above their head, then the workforce passes it down the road with out dropping it.”

Having lived in Bingara (C8) in 1970 when her husband owned the native newsagency, Lorraine Batterham of Glenmore Park was intrigued by Libby Porter’s flight, as she doesn’t keep in mind any industrial flights working on the time. “The morning Sydney papers got here by truck in a single day, however the afternoon Sydney papers had been delivered by a small airplane which landed on the grime tarmac of a property exterior the city. Maybe whoever had the contract to ship the papers was doing type deeds as a sideline?”

Vince Russo, normally of Woonona, writes from his travels in Europe that he and his spouse skilled journey dramas (C8) solely final week. “We had been booked for a direct practice from France to Madrid, however unbeknownst to us there was industrial motion happening within the French rail system, inflicting us to should make quite a few practice adjustments. It was dusk once we had been on the final practice to connect with the 11.00 pm at Madrid, and the conductor who checked our tickets mentioned that we might not make the 11.00pm practice on which we had been booked. He returned shortly after and mentioned he had spoken to the practice driver who would velocity up the practice to reach in time. We caught the practice that departed at 11.05pm. Vive la France!”

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