Books have featured throughout my life, ever since my first visit to a public library at five years of age.
Books continued to be part of my life throughout my school years, including a stint as a school Librarian.
Experiences of farming life began with my family buying fresh milk from a neighouring farm.
In my latter years as a teenager, in working on a local dairy farm, I met and later married my husband, who was also a dairy farmer.
Subsequently I moved onto his dairy farm at Camp Mountain. In between dairying and raising a family I studied and became a nurse and continued nursing until my husband died in 2015.
A few years later, in passing by, the Community Library Samford on Richards Rd, I stopped by to have a look, loved the people, the dogs and the books, and have been an active volunteer with the Library ever since.
Currently I hold the committee role of Catering Co-ordinator.