The coming of electricity changed a tiny village like Calliope in subtle but permanent ways, not all of them immediately apparent.
|Aunty Anne and Uncle Dave, with grand-daughters Beth and Gay.|
Uncle Dave had been gassed during fighting in France (WWI)
and this affeected his health for the rest of his life.
In no time at all, Aunty Anne discovered that everyone wanted to drop in on her and say hello – kids in the afternoons, adults at night, sometimes seven nights a week! I would run across from our place and watch whatever there was time for till dinner was ready at home. Mum and Dad and forgotten friends and relatives came to watch Perry Mason or the Black and While Minstrel Show or a movie at least once a week.