Grief and Loss

GRIEF AND LOSS. (Courtesy of Beyond Blue)
‘Everyone’s experience of grief or loss is unique.
You might experience all kinds of difficult and at times overwhelming emotions, and you might sometimes wonder if the sadness will ever end. This is a normal reaction to loss.
http://resources.beyondblue.org.au/prism/file?token=BL/0390
Click the link below to view a pdf that addresses these issues.
https://www.beyondblue.org.au/the-facts/grief-and-loss…

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On this day… July 1, 2004 Marlon Brando died – actor

DIED ON THIS DAY – JULY 1.
Marlon Brando – actor.
Born April 3, 1924 – died July 1, 2004 (aged 80).
Hailed for bringing a gripping realism to film acting and is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most influential actors of all time.
A cultural icon, he is most famous for his Oscar-winning performances as Terry Malloy in “On the Waterfront” and Vito Corleone in “The Godfather”. 
Other influential performances include in “A Streetcar Named Desire”, “Viva Zapata!”, “Julius Caesar”, “The Wild One”, “Reflections in a Golden Eye”, “Last Tango in Paris” and “Apocalypse Now”.

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On this day… June 15, 1996 Ella Fitzgerald died – jazz vocalist

ELLA FITZGERALD DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1996.
Ella Fitzgerald, known as the “First Lady of Song” was an American jazz vocalist who interpreted much of the Great American Songbook.
Discovered in an amateur contest in 1932, she went on to became the top female jazz singer for decades. In 1958, Fitzgerald made history as the first African-American woman to win a Grammy Award. Due in no small part to her vocal quality, with lucid intonation and a broad range, the singer would go on to win 13 Grammys in total and sell more than 40 million albums. Her multi-volume “songbooks” are among jazz music’s recording treasures. She made some of her most popular albums for the Verve label, starting out with 1956’s Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book. At the very first Grammy Awards in 1958, Fitzgerald picked up her first two Grammys—and made history as the first African-American woman to win the award.A truly collaborative soul, Fitzgerald produced great recordings with such artists as Louis Armstrong and Count Basie. In 1960, Fitzgerald broke into the pop charts with her rendition of “Mack the Knife.” She was still going strong well into the ’70s, playing concerts across the globe. One especially memorable concert series from this time was a two-week engagement in New York City in 1974 with Sinatra and Basie. Fitzgerald died in California in 1996.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ww7V4MC3_k0

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HANDOUT PHOTO: Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington & Benny Goodman, NYC, 1948 photographed by Herman Leonard.  (Herman Leonard Photography, LLC)MANDITORY CREDIT ONE TIME USE ONLY WITH CREDIT FOR OBIT ONLY  StaffPhoto imported to Merlin on  Tue Aug 17 18:42:14 2010
PHOTO: Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington & Benny Goodman, NYC, 1948 photographed by Herman Leonard. (Herman Leonard Photography)

 

 

 

On this day… May 1, 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman ever to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

On this day in 1932, Amelia Earhart, possibly the most well recognised, pioneering female pilot of all time, became the first woman ever to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

Amelia Earhart standing in front of the Lockheed Electra in which she disappeared in July 1937. Born in Atchison, Kansas in 1897, Amelia Earhart did not begin flying until after her move to California in 1920. After taking lessons from aviation pioneer Ne
Amelia Earhart standing in front of the Lockheed Electra in which she disappeared in July 1937. Born in Atchison, Kansas in 1897, Amelia Earhart did not begin flying until after her move to California in 1920.

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On this day… May 2, 1519 Leonardo da Vinci died. Painter, sculptor, inventor

LEONARDO DA VINCI died on this day in 1519 aged 67.
Full Name: Leonardo da Vinci
Nationality: Italian
Profession: Painter, Scientist & Visionary
Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. One of the greatest painters 
of all time.
He conceptualised flying machines, a tank, concentrated solar power, an adding machine, the double hull, and a theory of plate tectonics.
Born: 15th April, 1452
Star Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vinci, Florence, Italy
1496 – Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine.
1999 – In Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece “The Last Supper” is put back on display.

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Some of Leonardo’s many inventions: airplane, ball bearing, parachute, motor car

Lovely Ladies at Anzac Centenary Dinner, Nowra

Kathy Jones (l) and Kath Strathie (r) of Nowra, having a good time at the Shoalhaven Anzac Centenary Commemorative Dinner held at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre on Saturday evening, April 11, 2015.

Shoalhaven Anzac Centenary Commemorative Dinner Poster.
The event featured entertainment by Sam Kekovich and wonderful songs from the war era by Shoalhaven City Concert Band.

Photo: Courtesy of The South Coast Register

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Space Race

SPACE RACE.
Ian Strathie of Wray Owen Funerals is pushing to have the Shoalhaven Memorial Gardens and Lawn Cemetery chapel at Worrigee expanded to accommodate larger services. He’s seen too many mourners have to farewell their loved ones from outside the chapel and has called for improvements.
Mr Strathie said “As the Shoalhaven’s population had aged, the need for the Memorial Gardens and Lawn Cemetery on Worrigee Road to be expanded had also increased”.
He is determined to have the council owned chapel extended to accommodate large funerals.
“With large funerals it’s embarrassing not to be able to offer everyone a seat. Many funerals have in excess of 450 signatures but the chapel seats only 80 people.”
“It was always intended that the use of the building be reviewed about 15 years after it was built,” he said. The council cemetery committee needs to take a look at it.

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Article by Adam Wright, South Coast Register

On this day… as part of National Youth Week – April 10-19, 2015

As part of National Youth Week we congratulate 2015 ‘Young Australian Of The Year’
Drisana Levitzke-Gray – 
Deaf advocate.

The fifth generation in her family to be born deaf, Drisana Levitzke-Gray, is dedicated to helping other deaf people and advocating their human rights.  Born into a family with deaf parents, a deaf brother and a deaf extended family, Drisana cherishes her first language, Auslan. She promotes the deaf community as one without borders and one of rich language, culture, history and traditions.  As the only Australian selected to attend the Frontrunners international deaf youth leadership course in 2012 and 2013, Drisana worked with communities in Europe and Samoa to expand leadership capacity and human rights understanding of deaf youth.  In 2014, Drisana became the first deaf Auslan user to fulfil her civic duty as a juror.  Drisana is the embodiment of the concept of ‘deaf gain’, not ‘hearing loss’, inspiring the deaf community, encouraging others to accept diversity and promoting a positive image of deafness which says loudly and proudly: “it is OK to be deaf”.

 

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