Bank accounts cleaned out
I am an 86-year-old pensioner, living alone, my wife being a nursing home resident with dementia.
Recently my computer was hacked and all my bank accounts were cleaned out to the extent of $11,400. While reporting the cyber fraud to my bank, I was approached by a woman who said, "I am sorry, but I overheard your conversation and I would like to help". She proferred a $50 note.
I was appreciative but declined. She responded: "I am from the country and I know tough times. Please accept it. I hope it helps".
I don't know the woman from the country's name, but I would like to publicly acknowledge and sincerely thank her.
I have displayed that same $50 note in a prominent position to remind me of of our good, honest, generous Aussies and my faith in our society has been restored today.
Country woman, thank you.
Name and address withheld
Ignorance of idiots
Dear Yvette Apollos, (Mandurah Mail, August 27) as a white Australian, born of English parents I want to sincerely apologise to you for the treatment you have received. You can take solace in the knowledge that the fault lies, not in our collective psyche but in our education system where a small percentage of people get through without developing a brain. The purpose of life is the pursuit of happiness and happiness is a state of mind. I admire your strength of mind with which you can withstand anything including the ignorance of idiots. As Martin Luther King said, words to the effect, "judge me not by the colour of my skin but by the standard of my character."
Gordon Lynch, Mandurah
Condition of Pinjarra Road
The condition of Pinjarra road is disgusting. We have three signaled intersections that are dangerous and have caused many motor vehicle accidents which people have to be cut out of. The road is in need of major repairs.
Having brought this to attention of the City's traffic management, I was promised that something would be done. That was three years ago. I also brought it to the attention of our local member of parliament. Again I was promised action, but to date no action and no updates. Now the state Labor government is throwing money left right and centre, but not on this road and three major dangerous intersections. Why not? Do something about this road before disaster happens.
Mike Baguley, Greenfields
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