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Renditions and Interviews…

image“Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong…..” All of the year 4’s had just begun singing Waltzing Matilda. Me, being one of them. Everybody’s chorused voices together, though it was a touch out of tune! We were at Warrina (a retirement village).

Once we had finished singing, each class performed their marvellous rendition of a Banjo Paterson poem. Our class was of course the best!

Afterwards we got to interview one of the residents. The lady interviewed was Doris. She was an older woman, about 80 years old. Doris was a cheerful lady, though she was very quiet.

Here are some of the questions I asked her.

Me: Why were you given your first name?
Doris: Because my mother liked it!

Me: What job did you have when you were younger?
Doris: I used to make envelopes for families so they could send letters to the soldiers fighting in the war.