G’day, I’m Queenie, Aged Pensioner of Collingwood. You should know Collingwood is an inner urban area that’s rapidly filling up with the nouveaux riches, arrogant incomers who don’t have much time for age pensioners or, indeed, for anyone except themselves. I miss the sense of neighbourhood, I miss the friendly ‘good mornings’ of the past and I miss the corner shops
I don’t like modern disregard for basic manners, I don’t like the modern obsession with reality television, and I especially don’t like the contemptible bastards in Canberra. I’d like to get a few of them up a back lane in Collingwood and show them what we think of malicious lying cowards around here.
I like to cook my old-fashioned things and confess to feeling a trifle smug when the younger lot ask me for my recipes. Old-fashioned is good enough for me. There seems to be a whole generation brought up on packaged pre-cooked dinners.
Apart from that, everything’s fine. Life is what you make of it.
Call in for a cuppa if you’re passing!
I like the Tote of course.