A LOCAL resident received the following letter of appreciation recently:
It is now some months since I left Melbourne and came to reside in Frankston, when I was nothing more nor less than a nervous wreck.
From the beginning I found the air in Frankston most soothing.
As soon as I started to regain strength I started to walk about Frankston and district. I must say that although the beach is one of the cleanest, and prettiest along the coast, yet it is not the only attraction in Frankston, and one is not compelled to spend all their time there.
The walks here are simply lovely, the roads in parts, most picturesque, some being long and winding, with such lovely trees growing all along, the gum trees are not at all scraggy or unkempt looking, but quite a good shape with wide branches, and look beautiful after the rain with the sun shining on them.
The leaves are all so bright and glossy, and such lovely tints of brown and red.
I have never seen ti tree growing anywhere, as it does in Frankston. Such high growth, and the blossom is so large. You can imagine how lovely a country walk is here when one is always coming in contact with such beautiful growth.
But I really think a law should be enforced to stop people felling trees by the roadside, as they are spoiling the beauty of Frankston.
During the early spring, heath could be got in great abundance, both white and red. It looked lovely growing, as did also the wild flowers, during the last couple of months.
There is such a variety here, and the atmosphere being so pure, they keep so bright and clean. But on all walks, one always seems to yearn to return to the beach and pier to see the sunset. I have never seen such glorious sunsets as I have here during the winter months.
If an artist painted a winter sunset here in its true colors the bulk of people would say “how very unreal it seems.” I have sat evening after evening watching, just to see the sun drop below the horizon amidst the glorious colors, but I can say with Wordsworth “And I have felt a presence that disturbs me with the joy of elevated thoughts, a sense sublime of something far more deeply interfused, whose dwelling is in the lights of setting suns, and the round ocean, and the living air, and the blue sky, and in the mind of man.”
From the top of the cliffs numerous views can be attained all along the bay to Beaumaris, and they are hard to beat for quiet beauty.
We have a grand range of bird life here – beautiful blackbirds, thrushes, robins, wrens, swallows, etc,– in fact nearly every bird which is found at such places as Healesville, abounds here.
Two lovely little swallows have built on my verandah, and they are so tame, seem afraid of nothing. They have now three young ones and are kept very busy indeed.
When first I came here I had thoughts of taking down the name plate on the house and replacing it with one of “Quillisana”, which means, I believe, “here to regain health.”
Well, I have really succeeded, and even with the old name on the house, I feel a different being altogether, and owe it all to Frankston.
When I am compelled to go to Town, or elsewhere for any length of time, I am always longing to get back to this lovely atmosphere, in fact, I like Frankston so much, that now I never want to leave it.
ACCORDING to our usual custom there will be no issue of the “Standard” next week, owing to the Xmas holidays.
With this week’s issue we present our readers with a useful sheet almanac for 1917, and at the same time wish them “A Merry Xmas” and “A Happy New Year.”
THE date of the Tyabb picnic has been altered from Wednesday to Saturday December 30th.
ON and after the 1st January, there will be no mail bag made up at the Frankston Post Office for Mornington, the mail in future being sent to Melbourne.
ON Boxing Day a grand social will be held in the Mechanics’ Hall Somerville, in aid of the funds of the Institute.
THE cake, made by Mr Marks and given by Mr G. Hesselman to the Frankston District Roll of Honor Fund was raffled on Saturday. The winning ticket No 83 was purchased Mr Brasch at the Langwarrin Camp.
MESSRS T. R. B. Morton and Son will offer for sale on the premises the well-known Woyna Estate, Rosebud, at half past two, on December 26th.
It will be put up in two lots. Ample means of attending the sale is advertised in our columns, also the description of the property.
THE social held on Wednesday evening last, in aid of the Peninsula Queens’ Carnival, was an enjoyable one, and though the attendance was not as large as expected, those who attended enjoyed themselves thoroughly.
ON and from the 13th December, the following train time table will be observed at Frankston: Depart 9.23am in lieu of 9.28am, Seaford 9.30; Carrum 9.37; Chelsea, 9 43; Aspendale, 9.48; arriving Melbourne 10.50.
The train departing from Frankston for Melbourne at 8.08pm, will leave at 8.06pm instead.
OWING to the fact that sufficient funds were in the Secretary’s hands for the sixth presentation to Frankston Volunteers, it was not necessary to solicit donations on this occasion.
We are however requested, by the secretary, to state that Sir John Madden, on his arrival at the hall, handed him a cheque for two guineas as a further donation to the presentation fund.
THE following is a cash statement of the plain and fancy dress ball held by the “Wattles” Club, in aid of Y.M.C.A.
Funds, on November 22nd 1916: Receipts – Cash at door £7 14s 9d; donation from Mrs Reynolds £1: tickets £3 0s 11d: donation from “Wattles” Club, £2 18s 6d. Total £14 14s,
Expenditure – Music £2 10s, hall rent £1, printing 14s 6d, Mrs Moore 3s, butter 2s 10d, candles 8d meat 7s 6d. – £4 18s 6d.
Handed to Y.M.C.A. – £9 15s 6d.
A GENERAL meeting of shareholders of the Tyabb and District Co-operative Cool Stores was held in the Tyabb Hall on Friday Dec. 15, when there was a moderate number of shareholders present.
The chairman (Mr Mair) gave a report of the position and general working of the store during the last season’s running period, and the secretary reported a satisfactory financial position, there being a credit balance of £100 3s 1d.
With the commencement of the new financial year, the reduced storage rate to shareholders will begin to operate, i.e. 1s 6d per case space for the whole of the current season’s fruit period.
Because of the partial failure of the apple crop, the immediate prospect is not encouraging. The store, however, will re open when about 500 cases of fruit are offering for storage.
From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 23 December, 1916