Newsletter 20 April

April 26, 2022

Important Dates

  • Monday, 25 April
    ANZAC Day Public Holiday and there will be no staff on duty. If you have ordered dinner please do not forget to collect your meal from our kitchen after 4:30pm.
  • The regular scheduled lift maintenance of the Hester Canterbury lifts will be actioned from
    10:00am Thursday 21 April The work will begin on the North wing, then the South wing, and the West wing.
  • Don’t forget the Hester Canterbury monthly dinner (A Taste of India) will be held at 7:00pm
    Thursday 21 April. (BYO Beverages).
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Housekeeping Notices

  • Dr. Monique Ryan, one of the candidates running for the seat of Kooyong has asked to come to Hester Canterbury to meet and speak with our residents. Dr. Ryan will speak for short time however the main reason for her visit is to hear your concerns and issues. This meeting has been arranged for 11:00am Wednesday 27 April. (Our usual Wednesday morning tea time.) As a candidate Dr. Ryan is taking the time to visit to learn of your concerns and issues, please do not waste this opportunity to have your voice heard.
  • If you have not given Alexia the 4 digit code for your key safe please do so at your earliest possible convenience. The board containing the safes is about to be removed so a locksmith can work on opening and resetting those locks that no longer have “working” codes to them, in an attempt to make them usable. While this work is being done there will be an alternative way to access your apartment if you are accidentally locked out. More details will be available in the near future.

Week Two of the Autumn Menu starts on Monday 25 April..
Please place any orders by lunchtime the Thursday before.
Bon Appetit!

For the Fallen (The Ode)

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children, England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her spirit they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill, death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation
And glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end, against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England’s foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are know
As the stars are known to the night;
As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.

By Laurence Binyon.

The Ode comes from the Poem “For The Fallen” by Laurence Binyon and was published in the book “Poems of the Great War 1914”. The Ode has been used in commemoration services in Australia since 1921.