We have had an incredible time capturing the stories and memories of this fabulous lady this month. Born in the 1930s, she recalls Anzac Day in her household when she was a child.
"It would have been after the war was all over when they had the Anzac service in Coolgardie. And as kids we used to like to go, because you would go down to the RSL hall, which was just about a block away from where we lived, and the Women's Auxiliary, they would make coffee afterwards. And there was an old fellow there called ole' Frank Brennan, and he had a bugle with him that he must have brought from the war, because it sounded like that when he played; and he would sound the Last Post. And then after the service was over, they would put rum in the coffee. Now I don't like coffee but I used to have a drink!
And that's what you did on Anzac Day!
And then you went home, because you'd been up so bright and early, and you cleaned the house. It was one of them cleaning days when you moved all the furniture around, you know, polished the floor and away you went."