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April 2006 Newsletter


There has been a good atmosphere around the Clubhouse since we got our good news in being awarded our Accreditation. A joint celebration meal was held in the White Water Hotel and attended by all. We would like to wish Patrick, our youngest member, a very happy 21st. We extend a warm welcome to our new members, Tommy, Sean and David. We would also like to wish everyone a happy and peaceful Easter holiday. Hope the Easter Bunny brings lots of Easter Eggs that have no calories

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A Good Friend

I once knew of a man who was sent to jail for a crime he did not commit. Not alone was he sent to jail, but he was sentenced to die, for a crime he did not commit. At his trial some of his friends and family told of all the good works the man had done during his lifetime, like helping the sick, those who lost loved ones etc. Yet the judge choose to believe his enemies and sentenced him to death. On the day of his execution he was taken out of his cell by the prison wardens, beaten with batons, made to carry a tree to his place of execution. There he was stripped of his clothes, made to lie on the tree where the wardens hammered nails into his hands and feet. They stood him up on his tree and plunged a knife into his belly. On Good Friday this man died on the cross for us, his name was Jesus, and we celebrate his death for us every Easter. There is no doubt that this man was a good friend to us all, after all how many friends are willing to give up their lives for people they do not know, yet to save us all from our many sins?



Q Does your wife open your mail?
A: Only if it’s private.

Garda: To woman parked illegally: ‘Can you not read that sign’?
Woman: ‘Sure - it says Fine For Parking’.

Q Why did the tomato go red?
A: Because it saw the salad dressing.

Q What’s worse than raining cats and dogs?
A: Hailing taxis.

The jury had to admit she was a great housekeeper.
She divorced four times and kept the house each time.

ENJOY Summer’05 Best

Social Calender

Socials for April:

Wed 5th of April Bowling
Easter Monday 17th of April Chat & Chew


Employment Dinner
Fri 28th of April

My Garden

I reap my fortune of fertile soil
Growing vegetables that are my pride,
A Garden full of my care and toil,
With Mother Nature at my side,
Soil being a foundation of plant life,
Growing flowers and fruit so well,
Each seedling grows with little strife,
My award only time can tell,
Seasons changing from year to year,
Making my garden look its best,
Winter time gradually comes near,
Leaving growth barren and to rest,
Spring time comes sprightly free,
A budding time of life to grow,
A busy time of year for me,
Sowing my seeds from row to row,
When my garden is at full prime,
I sit back and admire it so,
Fortune of nature being all mine,
As I helped it all to grow, garden is part of me,
That is life created by the sun,
My enchanting garden forever to be,
When my days are over and done.

Happy Easter Everybody

I was thinking about eggs! I suppose like Spring they reinforce the expectation of new life and new hope as in the religious context. I was also thinking of the word ‘over’, not just Passover, flyover, move over, or even ‘easy over’ for an American egg; but how musical the word can be. “Were going over, were going over and it wont be over till it’s over over there” is my first example. This was a war song as you may know if of ’ an age’ ! When Lent is over we celebrate also. If we want to go somewhere special ‘somewhere over the rainbow’ is an interesting concept in free flight .

In the Student Prince musical we looked to the sky to set the romance for “overhead the moon is beaming”. Of course the man in the moon probably has a few secrets also at this time of year. Don’t tell me to get ‘over it’- my eccentricity can be productive in portraying individuality! Let’s get back to ’over easy’ and the chicken and the egg debate—the egg first surely, and a new life—the ‘Faberge’ egg (decorated Russian gold eggs) were so decorated as to make it a priceless possession, which must carry a lot of unexpressed hope for the future of Nature, as well as for the Human race . If, however, things are not all ‘spring lambs and daffodils’ for you today, hope still springs up to say “this too will pass-’over “ and some responsibilities of this world will quickly pass to the next generation . Leave them also with the thought of an egg at Easter time and the hopes and expectations of new life for them also.

Best Lydia

Kildare Wasteful

The footballers of Kildare slumped to their 3rd defeat in four outings against old rivals Galway in Newbridge on Sunday last.

Playing with the elements in the first half they managed to kick 9 wides and just four points, Kildare led at half time by 0-4, 0-1

Galway quickly made up the deficit on the resumption drawing level by the 10th minute of the second half. Then followed a mini spurt by Kildare as they raced into a 3 point lead. That, however, was the last time they would raise a flag and there was still 20 mins remaining. Little by little Galway edged their way back into the tie drawing level with time almost up. An injury time point gave the match to Galway.

Kildare will now have to work very hard if they are to avoid relegation.

Final Score Galway 0-9 Kildare 0-8


Handy Tips

Clean the inside of a steam iron ,by filling it with a liquid mixture of 2 dessertspoons of white wine vinegar and 2 dessertspoon Of distilled water, plug in for 2 minutes ,and rinse.

Handy Tips Health Corner

Porridge Oat flakes:

Medical research now points to breakfast as being the most important meal of the day and one of the healthiest options that you can choose. A nourishing bowl of porridge oat flakes is good for you for the following reasons : It is high in fibre and wholegrain cereal provides iron, calcium and vitamin b1.
It has natural cereal with nothing taken away and nothing added. It slowly releases energy which makes you feel full longer. It also improves concentration and memory.

Apple Crumble

6oz porridge oat flakes
4 oz cream flour
4oz brown sugar
4 oz margarine
2lb stewed apples
Sugar to sweeten


1. Place the flour, sugar and oat flakes into a bowl.
2. Add margarine and rub into the dry ingredients with tips of your fingers to form a crumble.
3. Place the apples in an oven-proof dish and sweeten with sugar.
4. Spread crumble over the apples.
5. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 190C/375F/Gas 5 for approx 20-30 minutes.
6. Serve hot with cream, ice cream, custard or yoghurt.


Have a happy Easter to all our members and Staff. Congratulations to Platinum Clubhouse on our Accreditation.

Get Well wishes to: All our members who are unwell.

Birthdays: Michael T, Pierce, Liam D, Stephen D, James K.

Welcome to our new members: David and Tommy.

Disclaimer: The views, opinions and beliefs expressed in this newsletter are not necessarily the views of Platinum Clubhouse.

Contributors: Paddy, Mary, Pierce, Lydia and Carmel, Philip, Patricia .

Editorial team: Clive, Patrick, Carmel and Mary, Lydia.

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