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December 2015 - Pat Solly

Updated: Jul 30, 2020

Once again the year seems to be positively hurtling towards its end. Our thoughts must go out to all who have been affected by the recent fires and other natural disasters throughout Australia over the past year. Very few updates have come in for this issue, but I must thank Joy Marsland for letting me know what has been happening in her branch so consistently.



Births, congratulations to:

Erica SOLLY and John NGUYEN on the birth of their daughter Alana Jade born on 11 October 2015 at Flinders Medical Centre, Bedofrd Park, South Australia. Alana is a sister for Thomas. (Pg. 115 of the Hewett 1794-2006 book)

Kendall Louise (nee EXELBY) and Allan David GLEESON on the birth of their daughter Aislin Shay on 18 October 2015 at Burnside Hospital, Burnside, South Australia. Aislin is a sister for Caden and Joel. (Pg. 123 of the Hewett 1794-2006 book)

Our sincerest sympathy to the families of:

Shirley Mary Lorraine LAUBE (nee CRIERIE) who passed away 20 May 2015 at Port Pirie Hospital. She was the wife of Robert Forgan LAUBE and mother and mother-in-law of Debra and Michael, Robert and Jane, Gavin and Kerry. Grandmother of eleven and great-grandmother of four. (Pg. 291 of the Hewett 1794-2006 book)

Mervyn Hewett JARMAN who passed away 6 July 2015 at the Lutheran Home, Hope Valley, South Australia. He was the loving husband of Betty (nee MUNCHENBERG) and father of Jayne and partner Adam. He was the son of the late Clifford and Kathleen JARMAN. (Pg 424 of the Hewett 1794-2006 book)

Elizabeth Elsa ‘Betty’ EVANS (nee HEWETT) who passed away on 24 August 2015 at Allity Somerton Aged Care, Somerton Park, South Australia. She was the wife of George ‘Dean’ EVANS, mother and mother-in-law of Peter and Josie and Caroline and Michael, and grandmother of Michael and David. (Pg. 43 of the Hewett 1794 – 2006 book)


HIDE THE TIN BISCUITS (measurements are in the ‘old money’)

Ingredients 1⁄2 cup chopped dates 1⁄2 cup raisins 1⁄2 cup currants 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans 1 cup coconut 1 cup SR flour 1 cup sugar 1 cup cornflakes 1 egg, beaten 4 ozs butter 2 tablespoons golden syrup.

1. Melt the butter and golden syrup in a saucepan over low heat. 2. In a large bowl combine all the other ingredients, add the melted butter and golden syrup, and mix well. 3. The mixture will be rather a crumbly, so gather teaspoonsfull and then squeeze in your hand to make a nice shape. 4. Place on baking paper lined trays and bake in a moderate oven for 15-20 minutes, or until they are golden. They should be crisp on the outside but still chewy inside. 5. Cool on the trays for a minute or so and then transfer to a rack to cool completely.

6. Store in an airtight container (perhaps under lock and key!)


Well, that’s the lot for 2015. Glenn and I hope you all have a merry and safe Christmas and that 2016 is full of peace and joy. To be in time for the June issue, please get your news to me before mid-May.

“When we recall Christmas past we usually find that the simplest things, not the great occasions, give off the greatest glow of happiness.” ~ Bob Hope

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