Memories of Greenough flood back
This could be the most unbelievable — in more ways than one — fish story you’ve heard.
Peter Mack took this amazing photo of his VW Beetle thwarted in its tracks by a flooded Greenough River.
The year was 1962, the location ... well, the still-there leaning tree gives away its location.
“The only difference now is I don’t have the car and the Greenough River doesn’t flood like this anymore. Levees were put in,” Mr Mack said.
“You mightn’t believe this, but a mullet (fish) was flapping in the water. I brought it home and tried to eat it, but it tasted like mud.”
Photograph-loving Mr Mack, who said he was 78 before wife Fran interjected and said “you’re 82 dear”, was a teacher.
“Glad those days are gone,” he said.
“Kids have gone from getting whacked to doing the whacking.”
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