Our interview subject for today is Marion Drake. I first met Marion just short of 20 years ago now, when Marion and her now late husband Ron, moved in just a few houses down from us in Warburton. We moved not long after that so we didn't really get to know them all that well, but we kept bumping into them. As it turned out, Ron was quite the music buff and we had a few intense conversations as only music lovers can. 

In the ensuing years, I was pleasantly surprised to see Marion (and Daisy) start coming to River Valley. She is a valued member of the RVC family and though we are sad that Marion and Ron couldn't make that transition together, we are glad that she is with us.

Over to you Marion

Well where do I start!!??


What’s this time of isolation been like for you?

Isolation has not made a huge impact on me as I am a bit of a hermit and don’t really mind being at home a lot.

What have you been doing to amuse yourself/keep the days apart? 

Love doing crosswords, code words, started a jig saw puzzle and knitting doggie jumpers for friends.


What are the top three things that you have missed?

Meeting with my family, my Friday coffee mornings and just being able to go out without thinking about it.


How many rolls of toilet paper have you got in the house?

Thanks to my son who obtained a pack of 32 rolls of toilet paper before I ran out – I have about 25 rolls now.


What are the top three things you are looking forward to doing when this is all over?

Going to the café for a coffee and a muffin after my walk with Daisy, hugging my family and feeling free to do what I want when I want.


Have you indulged in any games during this time?

No games other than tug of war with Daisy and her teddy bear.


How many times a day do you wash your hands?

Always washed my hands a lot so again not a lot of difference but using antiseptic dispenser at the supermarkets a new one for me.


What prayer do you find yourself praying during this time?

I seem to just pray on the spur of the moment thanking God for everything I have and asking for guidance and patience and praying for my RV family and other friends.

The 12 noon reminder for prayer has been a life saver – it prompts me to stop and take time for a moment and not feel anxious. 

 From Marion 

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