How long have you lived in Parkes and what do you like most about living here? I’ve lived here all my life, but went away for some years. I like the friendly people.
What is your favourite thing about your working life? I loved living on the farm. There was always something to do and seeing the crops, and animals grow. It was very rewarding, despite the droughts and other challenges.
If you could live anywhere, where would it be? We loved travelling in Western Australia with our caravan, and I particularly like the Kimberley, Broome and Kununarra.
What makes you laugh the most? Jokes in magazines and newspapers, especially the jokes in Peter FitzSimons’s column in the Sunday paper.
If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be? I would love to go to the beach and swim in the ocean. I haven’t done that for years.
If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to and why? To 1958 when I got my general nursing certificate in Sydney after four long years of very hard slog. It was a good feeling.
If you were ruler of your own country what would be the first law you would introduce? Bring in much stricter penalties for murderers. It’s all too lenient these days, and people think they can do just what they like.
Do you believe in acts of kindness and which is your favourite one? Yes I do. My two favourite charities that I support are Assistance Dogs Australia and The Royal Flying Doctor Service.