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Dawn W.


Keysborough, VI, Australia
female, age 64
married, 2 children
Speaks: I only speak English , with a small dose of, Aussie slang mixed in, I always wanted to learn, my husbands native language, Hungarian but he was the, naughtiest teacher ever, taught me naughty words, so I gave it up as a bad joke, taught him English
Joined Jul 31, 2014

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My Country
Dorothea Mackellar
(1885 - 1968)



The love of field and coppice,
Of green and shaded lanes.
Of ordered woods and gardens
Is running in your veins,
Strong love of grey-blue distance
Brown streams and soft dim skies
I know but cannot share it,
My love is otherwise.

I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror -
The wide brown land for me!

A stark white ring-barked forest
All tragic to the moon,
The sapphire-misted mountains,
The hot gold hush of noon.
Green tangle of the brushes,
Where lithe lianas coil,
And orchids deck the tree-tops
And ferns the warm dark soil.

Core of my heart, my country!
Her pitiless blue sky,
When sick at heart, around us,
We see the cattle die-
But then the grey clouds gather,
And we can bless again
The drumming of an army,
The steady, soaking rain.

Core of my heart, my country!
Land of the Rainbow Gold,
For flood and fire and famine,
She pays us back threefold-
Over the thirsty paddocks,
Watch, after many days,
The filmy veil of greenness
That thickens as we gaze.

An opal-hearted country,
A wilful, lavish land-
All you who have not loved her,
You will not understand-
Though earth holds many splendours,
Wherever I may die,
I know to what brown country
My homing thoughts will fly.

                       Dorothea Mackellar


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Joined Jul 31, 2014 Activist Aspirations Casual 
Here for Meeting Friends, Support a Cause 
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Groups (PTT) Peace Think Tank, ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest, Warriors of the Rainbow
Hometown Melbourne 
Birthday March 12, 1950  
Languages I only speak English, with a small dose of, Aussie slang mixed in, I always wanted to learn, my husbands native language, Hungarian but he was the, naughtiest teacher ever, taught me naughty words, so I gave it up as a bad joke, taught him English  
About Me I'm a wife, mother and grandmother, I've been married 47 years to my wonderful love of my life.
Married him when I was 17 and he was 26. We have 2 lovely children and 4 beautiful grandchildren 19, 18, 15 and 10 and a gorgeous fur child Henny.
Dawnie Joined care2 September 2009.
However care2 says I joined July 2014.
I have had some communication from Care2. So far no joy To say I'm still not a happy camper is an under statement. It seems to be care2's policy to basically ignore members when they are in trouble through no fault of their own and diddle and daddle instead of fixing what they broke and deleted? Apparently from what I read they can send a pack of hyenas to gobble up ones profile and account with no explanation necessary, seems the hyenas had a fine time dining on my profile butterfly points, green stars and donations and all reward cards sent by care2 plus friends comments and all 95 friends. But my biggest beef is my 38,485 butterfly points which I was building up to donate larger butterfly gifts, but alas that has been removed from me by letting the care2 hyenas loose within Care2. I have come to the realisation that I will never know why or if I broke some law. I do think I'm worthy of that much at least! But I guess manners left the building a long time ago. It is very painful to have this done to me when all I was trying to do was make a little difference and to help both humans and animals. And that is a little ironic because I thought that was Care2's aim as well but now I'm left wondering what Care2's aim is? Thank you all very, very kindly for your friendship. God Bless and may love and peace travel with you all always. I just want you all to know what has happened to me. And it could happen to anyone of you. So please watch out for the hyenas they may eat your profile and account.
  Introduce yourself to Dawn
Pets Henny, One cute old girly dog, A chocolate brown, Curly Coated Retriever  
Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Depends
Religions Christianity and a, Spiritual being of all faiths  
Eating Habits Always trying to be healthy but wouldn't, always say I'm winning, love fruit and salads, The occassional strong cup, of coffee goes down well, toast and hibiscus tea and black tea  
Wild Fact About Me Hubby thinks I'm a tad naive and friends tell me I'm a bit of a dag (meaning funny) I love to laugh and can laugh like crazy if something tickles my fancy. I love with passion and care deeply for everything.
My Philosophy Never hate anyone or thing because it destroys your soul and leaves one with an empty void. Hate is a totally useless emotion and will never make you feel better for a second, minute, hour, day, month, year, or a century.
What Gives Me Hope My beloved husband and soul mate, my daughter and son, my three grand daughters and one grandson. My brothers and extended family, my friends and my cyber friends world wide who are doing there utmost to do good.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by If I had any power what so ever I would work to eliminate hunger, poverty and give more help to the disenfranchised who are homeless. I would make it law that every one gets a fair basic wage for work rendered and any company not complying would have to explain and be named and fined. Solar energy grids for the electric companies and solar panels made more accessible for all residential users. Clean up the river systems and get them flowing properly and make sure the water is clean and healthy. Teach all children that we need a healthy environment and all the animals and birds within, because the animals and the environs certainly do not need us. Humans are too greedy and always want to usurp all the land regardless of the damage we inflict.
Stop GMO crops, fracking, all toxic sprays.
Oh! And learning that war and the amount of money dedicated to killing is lunacy of the first degree. War is driven by the same old argument that has been raging for centuries, it just pops up as the same old tired war under a different set of bigotries and hatred and goes on because we have humans who have no soul or ethics and are empty vessels creating havoc, then they get tired and everyone goes home to rest then they send mothers sons or daughters off to fight against the latest travesty and start all over again in the same place or some other place. Never winning anything just getting tired, dead, wounded and worn out in the same old tired war of wars. It beggars belief.
If I think of any other good cause I could fix I will add it later.
What/who changed my life and why My one true soul mate and love of my life dearest husband who is kind beyond belief and very generous to everyone, who also arrived in this country with no back in his shirt but covered with a sports jacket that he still has and does wear occasionally also our loving thoughtful kind daughter who is a very spiritual, our lovely kind laconic son who we don't see enough of due to the great tyranny of distance and cost of getting there. Our beautiful grandchildren who from the day they were born have inspired us and given us pure joy and hope. My all loving sweetest kind generous mum who would always drop everything to help and give everything she had if we needed it. Smart kind beautiful dad with all his wisdom and advice. Sweet generous warm Nana who was just one of the loveliest kind souls you would ever wish to meet. Wise all knowing Grandpa who was a smart man who knew great family history and passed it on. Oh, how we miss them. All my Great great grandparents who arrived in this land from England with hope in their pockets and only the clothes on their backs, for all the goodness, ethical ways of living and kind anecdotes left behind. Many kind souls to look up to and be thankful for.
What Bugs Me Bigotry, snobbery, rudeness, bullies, hatred, racism, intolerance, ignorance  
Passions Family, friends, Forests trees rivers, Environment, animal welfare  
Inspirations C. J. Dennis, Ned Kelly, Henry_Lawson, Banjo Paterson, Albert Namatjira Artist, Cheif Joesph Nez Perce, Chief Sitting Bull, John F Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Mother Theresa  
What Scares Me Greed and selfishness, religious persecution, racial intolerance, violence for violence sake, blind rage and ill temper, lack of respect, bad manners and rudeness  
Role Models  
Quotation "I'm not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn't...The pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further."
~Mark Twain~

If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.
~Albert Einstein~

Only after the last tree has been cut down. Only after the last river has been poisoned. Only after the last fish has been caught. Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.

"If you have human beings who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion, pity and kindness you will have human beings who will deal likewise with their fellow human beings" - ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI;

People will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel" -Quote ~Maya Angelou~

"I hope to make people realize how totally helpless animals are, how dependent on us, trusting as a child must be, that we will be kind and take care of their needs...They are an obligation put on us, a responsibility we have no rights to neglect, nor to violate by cruelty...." - JAMES HARRIOT;

"The greatness of a nation & its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated" - MAHATMA GANDHI

"I am a piano player. And I realize that ivory piano keys are preferred by some pianists. But a preference for ivory keys does not justify the slaughter of 96 elephants every day,"
~Billy Joel~

"Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds." ~Siddhartha Buddha~

Genuine goodness is threatening to those at the opposite end of the moral spectrum. Author unknown.

"Each of us is here to discover our true selves; that essentially we are spiritual beings who have taken manifestation in physical form that we're not human beings that have occasional spiritual experiences, that we're spiritual beings that have occasional human experiences."
~Deepak Chopra~

"Our essential nature is one of pure potentiality."
~Deepak Chopra~

"Only in the last moment in history has the delusion arisen that human beings can flourish apart and without the rest of the living world."
~E.O. Wilson Harvard ~Entomologist~
Interests Crosswords, Jigsaws, Drawing, Painting, Writing short stories and poems, Sewing, Crochet, Knitting  
Books Dorothea Mackellar, Henry Lawson, Banjo Paterson, Maeve Binchy, Harold Robbins, Catherine Cookson  
Music I love all music genres and..., The list of artists I love could go on a, mile so I have listed some real, old favourites., Elvis Presley, Everly brothers, Hank Snow, Jim Reeves, Roy Orbinson, Slim Dusty, Cassey Chambers, John Williamson, Charlie Pride, Waylon Jenni  
Movies These are a few of my favourites, Pretty Woman, The NoteBook, Gone With The Wind, Love story, Doctor Zhivago, El Dorado, Shenandoah, How the West was Won, Rio Bravo, Titanic, Patch of Blue  
TV Shows Tennis is nice to watch, if the competitors do not grunt, Cricket tests, One day cricket, Ashes Cricket against England, Crime Channel, Documentries  
Favorite Foods These are a few of my favourites, Salads of all sorts, Hungarian dishes excellent food, Toast with alsorts of toppings, Hot and spicey foods, Apricots, Bananas, Williams pears, Crunchy apples  
Favorite Places North Eastern Victoria where I was born, Sitting by a gentle flowing stream, day dreaming and watching, the clouds roll by., The high country  
Can't Live Without Food Love water and air  
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