So Much Lost in Yarloop

IN places as gutted as Yarloop, mobile home shopping, such as was around in the 50s and 60s, would help those stranded with nothing available.

We had home deliveries of bread and milk; our butcher came, took our order and then delivered our meat, cheese and eggs.

In addition, our dry cleaner used to pick up and deliver our dry cleanable clothes.

A van came around once a month with everything for the sewer and the knitter and so forth.

It was a service that we took for granted. Many supplies came on horse and cart, others on pushbikes pulling boxes on wheels.

Every effort was made to get people the goods and services they needed.

It was a peaceful time that is long gone, replaced by selfishness and greed.

We have gained such a lot but we have also lost such a lot.

JOAN COLLINS, Merriwa.