Daily Archives: April 25, 2016

Delta #EpicFail —Noble Subdivision : set to music …

Text and images by Christchurch Driver [CD]
Monday, 25 April 2016 8:19 p.m.

Noble subdivision 0648 CD 1Noble subdivision 0646 CD Str1

With apologies to Helen Reddy and the composers of Delta Dawn….,

Delta boys what’s that picture you have on ….

Could it be a faded road from days gone by ?….

But did I hear you say, there’s a meeting in here today,

To take your debt to that mansion in the sky….

It’s 41 (months) and Grady still says it’s Ok, gents and ladies….

All the folks in Dunedin say he’s crazy….,

Cause he walks to Harcourts, with a suitcase in his hand,

Looking for a mysterious dark haired man….

In younger days they called it Citiworks, son….

Most profitable contractor you ever laid eyes on….

But a man of Noble degree came to their side,

Broke all promises and took them for a ride….

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Tanya Tucker / Helen Reddy – Delta Dawn (The McClymonts Cover) https://youtu.be/2vkzhj0E-6I
Published on Jul 14, 2014
From the The McClymonts album Here’s To You & I.

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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Poppy from Joan on Frederick St (Saturday 8pm)

'Anzac Day', original handmade card. Drawing by Joan Butcher Hawkins, Dunedin (Poppy Day 22.4.16)Drawing by Joan Butcher Hawkins, Dunedin (Poppy Day, 22 April 2016)

Their talk is picturesque, their manner frank
A little hasty, what they think— they say—
They’ve got a down on arrogance and swank
Passive submission doesn’t come their way

And we are sorry now to leave you, but war is all “goodbye”

The red or Flanders poppy has been linked with battlefield deaths since the time of the Great War (1914–18). The plant was one of the first to grow and bloom in the mud and soil of Flanders. People in many countries wear the poppy to remember those who died in war or who still serve.

In New Zealand the poppy is most often worn around Anzac Day. Since 1927 Poppy Day has been marked on the Friday before Anzac Day (unless it falls on a Good Friday).

Anzac Day, 25 April, commemorates all New Zealanders killed in war and also honours returned servicemen and women. Anzac Day was first marked in 1916.


Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

*Anzac verse (extracts):
(1) Jessie Pope (“The Observer”, 29 September 1917).
(2) 2nd Lt Thomas A Clark Snr died 1918. Featherston Military Camp.


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