Saturday, April 26, 2008

Trivial History April 26

I hab de dweaded lurgy, all sniffles and coughs *cough cough*.
Not quite as bad as Kelley's lurgy, but The Spouse says I'm in the running for the Whiny Bitch Crown.
(Thanks, hon, your Rio jocks are in the pile of chook crap if you're looking for them).

4 Families who arrived in Perth from the UK in 1923, and who all knew each other, were named England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

1867 Police held a surprise ambush party on the bushrangers the Clarke brothers. For some reason they weren't smiling.

Ghost spot-
An old cottage hospital in Malvern, long since demolished, had an extra staff member checking on the patients in the 1940's - the original owner and matron who'd died 30 years earlier.

1890 The Man From Snowy River first strode across the pages of The Bulletin today.

Great Aunt Hepzibah's Handy Hints-
Spot clean carpet stains with bi carb of soda sprinkled over the stain and left to absorb it. If dry, spray the bi carb with a little diluted peroxide and leave for several hours.

1939 Robert "it won't hurt to sell pig iron to the Japanese" Menzies became 12th PM of Oz.

Miss Ed Ma Kate Shun's Elucidations-
Plan a short bush walk with the kids once per month, with all safety precautions in place. Stick to the easiest trails, there's still plenty of wildlife for the kids to hear and see.

1953 Warring sides join in cease fire talks to bring an end to the fighting in Korea.

1966 Proving that voting only encourages the politicians even more, Harold "I'll just have a quick dip in the sea" Holt became 17th PM of Oz.

1987 Guaranteed to put you off politics for life was the revelation from Jan Murray that she'd had a bit of rumpy pumpy with her hubby, then the Aussie Minister for Sport and Tourism, on his desk in Parliament House.

Grandma Mehitabel's Menu-
When you're sick, get hubby to cook.


  1. Sweetie you are in the running, but MPS gets the Whiny Bitch Crown.

    Testicles punched. Just to give him something to really whine about!

    Snotty smootches babe.

  2. I hope you feel better soon

    hugs and tissues and buttermenthols

  3. Oh no, isn't it awful. Keep warm and have a lovely hot drinkie before bed - with a good dash of medicinal alcohol. I hope you feel better soon. And bitch as much as you like it is part of the healing process.

  4. "4 Families who arrived in Perth from the UK in 1923, and who all knew each other, were named England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales."

    Now they've all turned into apes due to the recent devolution.

  5. Snotty smooches back at ya, Kelley lol.

    I think I've decimated several forests with my tissue abuse, Bettina lol.

    Starting to feel human again, LiD, after gallons of black tea and soup :)

    Is that the devolution fuelled by Harris tweed and Euro's, Brian ?