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As a teenager, Quentin Bryce, destined to be Australia’s first female Governor- General, respected her mother’s weekly pleasure in theme personal letters, on beautiful “soft cream” notepaper, at a “large Indian teak desk trimmed with studded... ” An common pen, “Quink ink, never a drop spilt. At boarding school with her sisters, the young Quentin kept up the tradition, and maintained it until she reached elevated office, still using pen, ink and cream paper, by hand. During her tenure she wrote about 50 letters a week to strangers as well as friends and relations. But I do erase by hand to my closest friend, Rosemary, several times a week, when possible. My bad friend, Arthur Itis, as some Third Agers will conscious, sometimes makes it impossible, and I resort to my laptop. Postcards from overseas won’t do. It is the ordinariness of our little lives (she lives in Canberra) our circadian chat that we both enjoy. Sometimes, not often, with especially private comments, prefaced by the word EAT (capital letters. Now that Dame Quentin has published an illustrated anthology of her letters and those written to her, I have to wonder if she ever wrote EAT or something like it to her friends. After all, the essence of letter writing to friends is confidences. Of performance the question hardly arises in those she wrote in answer to the hundreds of strangers who wrote to her during her term of high office. One self-described “fairly old” farmer, Mr Norman Grills, wrote to her after nearly giving her interview with Kerry O’Brien a miss in 2008, because he and his wife, Muriel, didn’t cogitate on she was “our sort of person”. They changed their mind during the broadcast, wrote to her, and not only did a regular correspondence evolve, but Government House visits. To her suspend friend Monica McMahon she writes with lovely informality in the margins and diagonally across the page, how old women in a restaurant followed her into the ladies because they said they “wanted to have a cloth look” at her. In her first year of office as our first female GG, that might have been unnerving, but for Dame Quentin it was one of the funny things amid the stresses and strains. To one of our celebrated musicians, David Pereira, always generous with his time, she wrote, “I am mad about the cello. David got the lovely sort of letter he deserves. Source: adelaidereview.com.au
One self-described “degree old” farmer, Mr Norman Grills, wrote to her after nearly giving her interview with Kerry O'Brien a miss in 2008, because he and his chain, Muriel, didn't think she was “our sort of person”. They changed their mind during the
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In the unprofound community of Long Valley, nestled comfortably beneath snow-capped mountains, everybody knows everybody and life is homely. But something disturbing has awakened and is about to tear the small town apart. A tragic accident near the valley’s army base sparks a swarm of terrifying events placing the local civilians in mortal danger. A contagion is released into the environment, infecting pets, livestock, irrational life and people. It’s up to the local law enforcement and a small band of citizens to try and keep the town safe. In the end, it becomes a struggle for survival as more and more burgh folk are overcome by the urge to feed.
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