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was born at
22. A little
both 5, and
I’m sure I heard somewhere that the
famous British naval strategist, Lord
Nelson, painted the decks of his war-
ships red, so that when blood was
spilled, his fighting men were not dis-
tracted or demoralised.
This makes perfect sense to me and
makes a great story, but when I tried
to uncover evidence for this, I found it
sadly lacking (I feel a bit like I did when
I learned Father Christmas and honest
politicians were mythical).
But, I know you would be disappointed
yarn, so I will plough on with my argu-
Bear with me.
It is unquestionably true that certain
people like to wear white undies, which,
in light of the (apparently sometimes fic-
tional) wisdom of Nelson, always struck
me as being rather odd.
I mean, he knew (or I thought he did)
that if something is going to be soiled
with something else and you don’t want
others to know about it, you should see
to it that the two things in question are,
at the very least, similar in colour.
Thus, cladding ones nether regions in
materials of lighter hue is either foolish,
an act of defiance, a form of denial or
just plain showing off.
(And, while I’m on the subject, I wish to
make it public that I believe the G string
to be utterly ridiculous and the ‘jock-
ette’ to be an abomination designed to
uncomfortably constrain a fellow’s man-
hood and ruin his fertility).
By now, you are wondering about the
point of this and so here it comes.
Incontinence is extremely common, but
very often hidden due to embarrassment
or a belief that nothing can be done
about it anyway.
It is, of course, more common as we
get older and is especially problematic
for women after their childbearing years,
but can effect both sexes at any age.
Now I can’t deny that it is an uncom-
fortable problem to acknowledge, let
alone talk about, but GPs are ready to
discuss it with you and we can, with the
help of specially trained physios and con-
tinence nurses, make a difference.
Please don’t suffer in silence.
I would like to end this week with a
quick thank you to Rotary and the Men’s
Their recent, successful, men’s mental
health breakfast was another example of
the great value of this program.
Red decks make sense to me
ON LOCAL HEALTH
with Dr Peter Hamilton
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Loxton Charity For All Bingo,
Loxton Club, Bookpurnong
Terrace, Loxton, 7pm. This week’s
bingo is in aid of Barmera Little
Athletics. Call Mandy on 8584
6179 for more information.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10
REACHarge Youth Crazy Games
Night. All high school aged youth
plus year 7s welcome. Living
Waters, Edward Street, Loxton,
6pm to 9pm. Cost $5, includes
tea. Phone Craig 0428 851 161
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10
Sausage Sizzle in aid of the
Loxton Hospital Complex, Home
Hardware, Bookpurnong Terrace,
Loxton from 8am.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12
East Murray Area School 1967-
2018 will open to the community
from 1pm to 5pm to celebrate
and allow the community (current
and past, students, staff, parents)
to visit and farewell the school.
Sausage sizzle throughout the
afternoon and memorablila to
A local garden fair to celebrate
the end of the Renmark Rose
Festival was hailed a success.
Hundreds attended The Pines
Historic House and Garden Fair
recently, which featured an outdoor
market, local produce, arts and crafts,
food, entertainment and house tours.
District Council of Loxton Waikerie
director of corporate and community
services Gordon Thomson said the
day “exceeded all our expectations”.
“The feedback we have received
has been overwhelmingly positive
and I want to thank everyone who
contributed to the day, including our
volunteers, traders and all those who
attended,” he said.
“We hope to be back bigger and bet-
ter next year.”
Mr Thomson said the event attract-
ed a mix of regular and first-time
“The day saw a number of old
friends returning to the Pines home-
stead and gardens with plenty remark-
ing that it had been some time since
their last visit,” he said.
“There were also plenty of new
visitors enjoying the day and taking
the opportunity to take a tour of the
Many community groups contrib-
uted to the event, including a perfor-
mance from the Music Alive choir,
scones made by the Loxton branch
of the South Australian Country
Women’s Association, a Rotary Club
of Loxton barbecue and Loxton North
“The Pines Management Committee
have done a fabulous job in pioneer-
ing the garden fair, which brought
together a number of service groups
within the community,” Mr Thomson
Garden Fair declared a success
The fair included an outdoor market,
arts and crafts, choral performances
and tours of the homestead.
Locals and visitors enjoyed The Pines Historic House and Garden Fair
recently, celebrating the end of the Renmark Rose Festival.
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