The Cessnock Advertiser's Letters to the Editor: February 12, 2020

LOOK TWICE: This sign, in the window of the Kurri Kurri Visitor Information Centre, caught Aart Verhulp's attention one recent morning.
LOOK TWICE: This sign, in the window of the Kurri Kurri Visitor Information Centre, caught Aart Verhulp's attention one recent morning.

THE POWER OF ADVERTISING, AND IMPORTANCE OF WEARING YOUR GLASSES

I was walking along Lang Street, the main street of Kurri Kurri, the other day.

I am one of the many who has to listen to their doctor and get more exercise because old age is creeping up on us and all that comes with that.

So, weather and smoke haze permitting, that is what I try to do.

I am walking past the Kurri Kurri Visitor Information Centre early in the morning at a blistering pace, and the corner of my eye catches something that is advertised in their window: FREE WIFE HERE.

I come to a skidding halt and yes, the skid marks on the pavement are all mine.

What is this all about? That got my attention.

First I see another large notice that says: HAND MADE BY LOCAL ARTISTS.

They have got my attention now 100%. Is Kurri leading the world in matchmaking? That will put Kurri on the world stage.

Then I read the FREE WIFE notice again. That pricks my balloon and expectations. The sign reads: FREE WI-FI HERE. Something to do with computers and free connection to the internet, while you enjoy your coffee inside.

It also reminded me what the doctor told me. "When out and about, wear your glasses at all times both for your own and the public's protection".

I ended up standing there laughing at myself. The power of advertising almost got me today.

Aart Verhulp, Kurri Kurri

SEARCH FOR DESCENDANTS OF AUGUSTINE DRUMMOND

Hello from France,

I am looking for the family of aviator Augustine (Gus) Francis Drummond, who was killed on March 23, 1944.

Augustine Francis rests in the cemetery of the city of Maubeuge.

He married Virginia Madge Keyzor in Cessnock in 1940. Virginia was the daughter of Stanley Louis Keyzor and Lily Keyzor. Virginia had two siblings: Heather Raie Woods and Laurel Julia Quinn.

Please email to bfcp77@orange.fr if you have any information.

Bernard Feutry, France

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