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(A combination of Lets Chat and Today in memory of Gerry, Geomac and Seth.) 

Today's Date Thursday 2nd February 2017 

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Lovely Sandi. A Gerry Pic.


Yes I had to put it in for him.  He would have loved it.

Hope you will all be remembering Shrove Tuesday tomorrow.  I will be remembering the day for entirely different reasons.

Yes it is hard to forget this wonderful kind and generous member .

... thanks for putting it up Sandi

28 February – Tooth Fairy Day (US), Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day (this year)

The tallest stack of pancakes is 101.8 cm and was made by Center Parcs Sherwood Forest (UK), in Rufford, Newark, UK, on 8 February 2016 using 213 pancakes.

On this day:

1525Aztec king Cuauhtémoc is executed by Hernán Cortés's forces.
1947February 28 Massacre: In Taiwan, civil disorder is put down by the Chinese government with the loss of an estimated 10,000 to 50,000 civilians.
1954 – The first colour television sets using the NTSC standard are offered for sale to the general public.
1983 – The final episode of M*A*S*H airs, with almost 106 million viewers. It still holds the record for the highest viewership of a season finale.

1521 Fall of Tenochtitlan

1525 Aztec king Cuauhtémoc executed

The February 28 Massacre was an anti-government uprising in Taiwan that was violently suppressed by the Kuomintang-led Republic of China government, which killed thousands of civilians beginning on February 28, 1947.

Angry residents storm the Yidingmu police station in Taipei on February 28, 1947.

First colour TV model from Westinghouse H840CK15 (costing $1,295, or equivalent to $11,549 in 2016) became available in the New York area on February 28, 1954 and is generally agreed to be the first production receiver using NTSC colour offered to the public.

M*A*S*H' (1972-1983)

Thanks RnR the history of Mexico and the Aztecs is really interesting, without the outbreak of Smallpox carried by the Spanish maybe there would have been a different result.

Wasn't the first tele. we all bought just wonderful?

Peter and I still love the 'inventer of T.V.' We do love our tele. 

We of the T.V. and Animal Society lol.

Our new family furry members are a.d.o.r.a.b.l.e.

Would love to see a pic Phyl, and like you we love our tele and I can well remember our first black and white one.  I must have seen every single episode of Mash when it first came out, glued to the set.  Thanks for today's episode RnR.


I just caught up with this thread and read that your cat died. I'm so sorry. That must have been heartbreaking for you and Peter, especially since you not long ago lost her brother. Maybe they wanted to stay together? Nice to know you now have 2 new babies to love and spoil :). 

Thank you Toot and Robi.


This is how lovely Popcorn and Pretzel are:-


Hi again Phyl

They are sisters who were being fed by a lady on a regular basis - on the street though until she noticed they were pregnant and didnt want them anymore. She took them to Lost Dogs home where they were put up for rescue. I then took them into my care. Popcorn gave birth first with Pretzel being her midwife. Then a week later Pretzel gave birth with Popcorn doing the same.

They co-parented the whole way through raising 8 gorgeous monkeys. Popcorn also adopted an orphaned kitten who wouldnt have survived without her Hope this helps you understand their story!

Jess x

Aww, they sound gorgeous Phyl. Love their names too.

Phyl, I'm so sorry to hear about your other cat, she must have been fretting over the loss of her mate.  The two new girls sound lovely and I also love the names... Good luck with them...


Lovely to see the Gerry pic :)


Robi as soon as I saw the FB pic I immediately thought of Gerry and his friends and decided to share with everyone.

I think whenever we see Kangaroos Gerry will always come to mind.  He will never be forgotten.

Gerry was a very special person, I wonder how his Kangaroos are going and also will the new owners, presuming there will be some, will take on his caring role. He was very dedicated to animal rescue and must have had a long term influence. 

Yes Viv I have wondered too about if the place was sold whether they would look after the animals.   Maybe someone from the Wildlife Carers will buy the place as I presume it will be sold and would be well set up to cater for animals.

I too have wondered about Gerry's wallaby's, I'm hoping that the new owners will take care of them as much as Gerry did...

I believe Gerry was one of the original members of the Fauna Rescue Whitsundays Association as per the memorial post on their Facebook page dated January 28 and closely associated with other members. I imagine they will carry on his good work. They seem to be a very active group.

1 March – World Compliment Day

On this day:

1565 – The city of Rio de Janeiro was founded by the Portuguese.
1692 – The Salem witch trials begin when Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne and Tituba (an enslaved woman) are brought before local magistrates in Salem Village, Massachusetts.
1872 – Yellowstone National Park is established as the world's first national park.
1896 – Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity.
1901 – The Australian Army is formed.
1936 – The Hoover Dam is completed.
1975 – Colour television transmissions begin in Australia, using the European PAL standard.
1998 – Titanic became the first film to gross over $1 billion worldwide.

Founding of Rio de Janeiro in 1565

The Salem witch trials
The trials resulted in the executions of twenty people, fourteen of them women, and all but one by hanging. Five others (including two infant children) died in prison. The episode is one of Colonial America's most notorious cases of mass hysteria.

Giles Corey was pressed to death during the trials.

Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone National Park is the worlds largest active geyser.

Henri Becquerel’s discovery of spontaneous “radioactivity” (a term coined by Becquerel’s doctoral student, Marie Curie) eventually earned Becquerel a Nobel Prize for Physics in 1903, which he shared with Marie Curie and her husband Pierre Curie.

At 12.00am, 1 March 1975, colour television is introduced across Australia.

The main networks celebrate with their own unique slogans - Come to Colour (ABC TV), Seven Colors Your World (Seven Network), Living Color (Nine Network) and First in Color (0-10 Network). Australian commercial networks insisted on the American spelling of ‘color’, while ABC maintained its spelling as ‘colour’.

Colour comes to Australia – from the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.

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