Coober Pedy News
January 10, 2003
Letter to Editor
What a pleasure to accidentally come across the Coober Pedy
News Web site. It is now 0145hrs in WA & I have spent the last three
hours reading every edition available. Whilst I am having a great time right now
I will no doubt wonder at my own sanity at 0530hrs when my daughter wakes me to
It has been so refreshing to read all the news from Coober.It
is good to know that in all the madness in our world at present there are some
things that never change, and I am pleased to see that the antics at council
meetings haven't changed too much. It's a pity that some people in town have
only just recognised the foolishness of some of the more prominent members of
council, and could not have done so a couple of years ago when the hospital
underwent a council "beat up", insulting those of us who worked so hard
there with only the best of intensions for the community that we served.
I have cried tears of sorrow at some of the stories, and cried
tears of laughter at others, enjoying immensely all the pictures of the
locals, especially the photos from last years Opal Festival and I felt most
keenly a "homesickness" for Coober Pedy.
When my husband and I arrived into town in 1999 we intended to
stay for only six weeks, but it was nearly three years later that we pulled
out of town (with me crying nearly all the way to Marla!) accompanied by our
beautiful new daughter, and with hearts packed full of memories and friendships
that will last a lifetime.
To all of our mates there a happy, safe, and prosperous New
Year. May you find all the opal that you can carry, and may the electricity stay
on long enough to get the beer cold!
Chris & Geoff we miss you tons, and I hope you think of
the "rum pig" every Friday night at Happy Hour.
With fond regard,
Karen, Nigel & Tara Court.