Display commemorating the interesting life of the much-loved Roma Ravn
Members of the Cooloola Coast Probus Club were joined by former members of the Tin Can Bay Toastmasters Club for a small morning tea gathering, ‘Roma – Reflections’ , to celebrate the life of our colleague and friend, Roma Ravn.
Roma’s life was a very interesting, unusual one and she had many tales to tell.
She was a trail blazer as a female geologist in outback Australia and later was the author of books on diverse themes: ‘Stories from a Life Well Lived: Roma’; ‘Reminiscences of a Reluctant Spy’; ‘Let’s go feed the ducks, Daddy’, and ‘Nana’s Cooking with Lemons’.
These books, newspaper cuttings about her, and a photo of Roma and one of her ever-present dogs, Gaddafi, formed a display on the day.
Members and visitors reminisced about Roma’s life and her friendship with them, and excerpts from poems and a short story written by her were also read. Marie entertained us with an adapted version of the lyrics to the well-known Eddie Cantor song: ‘If you knew Susie (Roma)’.
It was a sad occasion, but a lovely morning together, and there were many laughs as her wonderful life was reflected upon.
Meetings are held on each second Monday of the month at 2.00pm at the Sandcastle Motel in Tin Can Bay. We welcome new members. Contact Cherryl M: 0409 044 100 or Katrina at firstname.lastname@example.org
by Katrina van den Brenk