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WALMARTIANS might be alive…

POST CONTAINS CRAZY HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND DRESS FROM SHOPPERS AT WALMART

Have been saving images of shoppers at Walmart for years now. Ten now I think!

The People of Walmart had closed their page but Bear has found these posts …

This is breaking news – The People of Walmart might be rising from the dead


YOU HAVE TO BE AMAZED AT THAT

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Big thanks contributors to Bear Tales over the years we loved the laughs, but most of all thanks for the entertainment WALMARTIANS our life would have been totally boring without you. We hope you are making a comeback because the internet is boring without you.

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WALMARTIANS February 2019 …

WARNING THIS POST CONTAINS CRAZY HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND DRESS FROM SHOPPERS AT WALMART

Have been saving images of shoppers at Walmart for years now. Ten now I think!

The People of Walmart have closed their page and Bear thought you might be suffering withdrawal so I will share some each month of the thousands of pics I have collected.


To view the slideshow you only have to click an image and be totally amazed again …


YOU HAVE TO BE AMAZED AT THAT

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Big thanks contributors to Bear Tales over the years we loved the laughs, but most of all thanks for the entertainment WALMARTIANS our life would have been totally boring without you.

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WALMARTIANS January 2019 …

WARNING THIS POST CONTAINS CRAZY HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND DRESS FROM SHOPPERS AT WALMART

Have been saving images of shoppers at Walmart for years now. Nine now I think!

The People of Walmart have closed their page and Bear thought you might be suffering withdrawal so I will share some each month of the thousands of pics I have collected.


To view the slideshow you only have to click an image and be totally amazed again …


YOU HAVE TO BE AMAZED AT THAT

Bear disturbing

Big thanks contributors to Bear Tales over the years we loved the laughs, but most of all thanks for the entertainment WALMARTIANS our life would have been totally boring without you.

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WALMARTIANS December 2018 …

WARNING THIS POST CONTAINS CRAZY HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND DRESS FROM SHOPPERS AT WALMART

Have been saving images of shoppers at Walmart for years now. Eight I think!

The People of Walmart have closed their page and Bear thought you might be suffering withdrawal so I will share some each month of the thousands of pics I have collected.


To view the slideshow you only have to click an image and be totally amazed again …


YOU HAVE TO BE AMAZED AT THAT

Bear disturbing

Big thanks contributors to Bear Tales over the years we loved the laughs, but most of all thanks for the entertainment WALMARTIANS our life would have been totally boring without you.

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WALMARTIANS November 2018 …

WARNING THIS POST CONTAINS CRAZY HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND DRESS FROM SHOPPERS AT WALMART

Have been saving images of shoppers at Walmart for years now. Eight I think!

The People of Walmart have closed their page and Bear thought you might be suffering withdrawal so I will share some each month of the thousands of pics I have collected.


To view the slideshow you only have to click an image and be totally amazed again …


YOU HAVE TO BE AMAZED AT THAT

Bear disturbing

Big thanks contributors to Bear Tales over the years we loved the laughs, but most of all thanks for the entertainment WALMARTIANS our life would have been totally boring without you.

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Bear is going to have a holiday – Gulgong NSW to Stanthorpe …

Bear and the Princess are going to go touring in country NSW. We just need to get away because Vevencia has been fighting cancer for 3 years and the latest PET scan looks clear. She has been through so much. Time for a holiday.


DAY 9 & 10

I thought might take a picture of every old Post Office and interesting old buildings in the towns we go through.

Continuing from Day 8 – Gulgong NSW this is day 9 & 10 …

From the previous post …

Unfortunately Vevencia started to get ill so we had to rush home. We drove to Barraba and had to stay the night because Bear was stuffed.

Barraba, New South Wales

“Barraba is a town in the New England region of northern New South Wales, Australia. It was formerly the centre of Barraba Shire local government area, but most of this, including Barraba, was absorbed into Tamworth Regional Council in 2004. On Census night 2016, Barraba had a population of approximately 1,400 people

The Kamilaroi people lived and occupied the Barraba region prior to European settlement. The first white man in area was the explorer and botanist, Allan Cunningham, in 1827. At the same time, he discovered the Manilla River, which he named Buddle’s Creek. A land holding named Barraba Station was taken up around 1837 or 1838. In July 1852, the Assistant Surveyor, J. T. Gorman mapped the future townsite.

During the 1850s, gold rushes in the region helped the growth of the township. On 1 April 1856, the first Barraba Post Office opened, with a brick post office built in 1882. A school followed, opening in 1861, in rented premises. In September 1876, there was an auction of the crown lands in Barraba. In the same year, the first St Laurence’s church building was built, as well as the first bank. In 1878, the Commercial Hotel was built, and three years later, the Barraba Court House was built. On 20 March 1885, Barraba was proclaimed a town. During the 1890s, many more key buildings of the township were built, including the hospital (1891) and the Weslyan Church (1898). In 1893, the population in Barraba reached 500; this increased to 1,164 in 1921.

A local newspaper, the Barraba Gazette was first published in 1900. The last section of the Barraba railway line from Manilla to Barraba opened on 21 September 1908 without a ceremony. The last train to Barraba ran on 21 September 1983, with the majority of the line closing on 25 November 1987. During 1933, Connors Creek dam was constructed as a water supply for the town.” Wikipedia

There was no one at the only Motel so I rang the number on the door they were at an annual festival in Tamworth but I could just choose a room and the the key was near the jug. It was clean but very average but we stayed. What they forgot to tell us was the power company was going to turn off the power from 3am to 10am the next morning. First time I have heard Vevencia whinge when we got up. But we packed up and drove through to Bingara which we visited on the way down.

Finally had the most wonderful breakfast at the Imperial. Great coffee and Aussie country bacon and eggs. Then Vevencia was happy …

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We left wishing we had continued the night before and stayed at this wonderful hotel.

Took the back roads through …

Inverell

“Inverell is a large town in northern New South Wales, Australia, situated on the Macintyre River, close to the Queensland border. It is also the centre of Inverell Shire. Inverell is located on the Gwydir Highway on the western slopes of the Northern Tablelands. It has a temperate climate. In the 2016 census, the population of Inverell was 11,660 and the Inverell Shire population was 16,483.

The name derives from the name of Mr. MacIntyre’s estate. The word is of Gaelic origin, and signifies “meeting place of the swans”; from “Inver”, a meeting place, and “Ell”, a swan. The MacIntyre River and Swanbrook Creek join here. The area was also known as “Green Swamp” in the 1850s. Wheat growers, Colin and Rosanna Ross established a store there in 1853, when he asked that a town be surveyed. In 1858 this was done and in the following years the plan was approved and the first land sale was held. Byron Post Office (open since 1855) was replaced by the Inverell Post Office on 15 September 1859. The municipality was proclaimed in March 1872. The last section of the Inverell branchline, from Delungra to Inverell, was opened on 10 March 1902. The last train ran to Inverell on 22 June 1987, and the Delungra to Inverell section of the line was closed on 2 December 1987. In 1871, the population of Inverell was 509, this increased to 1,212 in 1881. After Federation, the population of Inverell was 1,230 in 1911, and grew to 6,530 (1947) and 8,209 (1961 census).” Wikipedia

Again on the back roads we entered the New England Highway just north of Glen Innes and there to home through Tenterfield.

We were glad to be home but wanted to continue exploring as well.

The best Post Office because it is home Stanthorpe

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Bear is going to have a holiday – Gulgong NSW …

Bear and the Princess are going to go touring in country NSW. We just need to get away because Vevencia has been fighting cancer for 3 years and the latest PET scan looks clear. She has been through so much. Time for a holiday.


DAY 8

I thought might take a picture of every old Post Office and interesting old buildings in the towns we go through.

Continuing from Day 7 – Young to Gulgong NSW this is day 8 …

From the previous post … we had a nice dinner with my cousin Tom and Judy at the Centennial Hotel right across the road from our Motel. Bear had the special “bangers and mash” which is an old Aussie favorite and not had it for years and Vevencia had the best rib fillet steak you have ever tasted. Funny how you forget real food that has never been frozen or wrapped in plastic is. There are no fast food places in Gulgong  wonder why? LOL 😉 …

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We headed off on foot the next morning to explore …


Gulgong, New South Wales

“Gulgong is a 19th-century gold rush town in the Central Tablelands and the wider Central West regions of the Australian state of New South Wales. The town is situated within the Mid-Western Regional Council local government area. It is located about 300 km (190 mi) north west of Sydney, and about 30 km north of Mudgee along the Castlereagh Highway. At the 2016 Census, Gulgong had a population of 2,521.

Today, much of the 19th century character of the town remains, contributing to its appeal as a tourist destination. Of special interest is the Prince of Wales Opera House, a survivor with a rich history.

An attraction of note is the Gulgong Pioneer Museum, which has a huge collection of thematically-displayed exhibits, ranging from kitchen utensils to complete buildings that have been relocated to a ‘street’ on the site. Apart from tourism and hospitality, local industries include wine production, wool, wheat growing and coal mining.

Yarrobil National Park is located 21 kilometres (13 mi) north west of Gulgong.

The name ‘Gulgong’ is derived from the name used by the traditional inhabitants, the Wiradjuri, for ‘deep waterhole’. Like several towns in this area, it began as a gold mining centre. However, being founded in the 1870s, it was one of the last to be dominated by ‘poor man’s diggings’, that is by individuals without substantial capital investment.[citation needed]

Novelist and bush poet Henry Lawson lived briefly in Gulgong as a child in the early 1870s, while his father sought instant wealth as a miner. A montage of gold rush era Gulgong street scenes was used as a backdrop to the portrait of Lawson on the first Australian ten dollar note (which was in use from 1966 until replaced by a polymer banknote in November 1993). The town and its surrounding district feature in Lawson’s fiction, especially in Joe Wilson and His Mates.

Gulgong is believed to be one of the primary locations in Thomas Alexander Browne’s Robbery under Arms. Australia’s first novelist of note, Browne was police magistrate in the period 1871-81. He once hosted English author Anthony Trollope, who later recorded his impressions of Australia and New Zealand (1875).” Wikipedia

After a cuppa with Tom and Judy we explored the museum …

This is an invaluable legacy for Australia so extensive and in original condition. The State and Federal Governments need to come to the party with funding so it is never lost. My pics don’t do it justice. All Aussies this should be be on your bucket list it shows where you come from.

We went to the local bakery and I got the best steak and kidney pie you have ever had Vevencia was so boring and just had chunky steak. Believe me you have never tasted pies like this!

Bear and Vevencia were knackered and went back to the …

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We went to the Centennial Hotel again for dinner the lamb loin chops were magnificent and tender with so many veg I couldn’t eat it all.

We both slept well that night.

Have a good day Bear

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