Sunday, January 16, 2011

arsehats and legends

We're hearing some incredible stories come out of the flooding in SE Qld.

There are stories of complete tragedy but I'm not going to dwell on those today.

Here's something to make you feel good, instead. Something like 20,000 volunteers have packed up their mops and brooms and buckets and marched out on Brisbane to help clean up. Twenty thousand. Legends.

Here's another. A baker at McConochies bakery on Blackstone Road (near the old Bremer High) apparently baked bread for 24 hours straight, selling bread for 80 cents a loaf. If a customer didn't have 80 cents, it was free. Plus he gave free tea and coffee to those who had no power.

Makes those gougers who were selling their bread at $7 a loaf look pretty shabby.


  1. At times like this you see some really beautiful acts of kidness.

  2. Bread at $7 a loaf???
    I'm stunned! How awful to treat people this way when they've lost so much!

    Hooray for the legendary baker and the cleanup volunteers. If I were there, I'd join them. I have plenty of buckets.

  3. Lance Armstrong, in Adelaide for the Tour Down Under, said the volunteering in Brisbane was the opposite of what happened in New Orleans after Katrina when everyone who could hightailed it out of the city! Makes me proud to be an Aussie!

    But lets not forget the current devastation in Victoria - many towns and small communities have been devastated by the tail end of the weather system that flooded Brisbane.

    And I bet everyone's forgotten about the WA community who were flooded back in December, too.

    Thanx for sharing the good news, Toni!!


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