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Beacon 16th October 2012

The Gellibabies were in reflective mood this week but also intent on having fun!!

Following the memorial service for our beloved Jeff Bird where some 400 people filled the Williamstown Town Hall to recount his accomplishments, his message to all his family and friends was that his motto was to have ‘Serious Fun’ and quoted a passage from Adam Lindsay Gordon

Life is mostly froth and Bubble,

Two things stand like stone,

Kindness in another’s trouble,

Courage in your own’

Maaaaaaate – we’ll always try – BUT we’ll miss you!!

Many people may never have seen Jeff at his larrikin best but the photo I found here says it all for me!!  Jeff was cleaning up after the T Dance in the early years of the Gellibabies – well leaning on a brush at least!! supervised by Sergeant John L Martin in Williamstown Town Hall.

Another great turnout to our meeting this week with more than 30 attendees including guest speaker Laurie Arnold , guest Christine Wilson and a group from the Hobsons Bay International Friendship Association.

To read the full Beacon click here Beacon Volume 27 Bulletin No 17

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