Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves and podcast through the Toorak Times and Tagg


On my verandah: 2010 – [CLICK to enlarge]
  I’m Rob Greaves, the producer and host of the program.  They say all good things must come to an end, and so it is after over 1300 programs and 25 years of LTOV, I come to the final chapter of this wonderful program – Listen To Older Voices: The stories of older Australians.

This is the 4th and final part of my story and in it, I try to bring my story up to date. It is good to reflect on the changes we go thorough in life and the changes we witness, and I do this while reflecting on how I went to La Trobe University as a mature aged student to first gain a B.Ed and then a M.Ed.

I share with you how as I have moved well and truly into the “older generation” and with the ending of LTOV, I move into full-time retirement, but it does not and will not mean slowing down.

2020 – [CLICK to enlarge]

I share with you my passion for German Shorthaired Pointers, or GSP’s, and how this passion has assisted in setting up a national facebook group for people with pointers, that has over 9,000 members.

 

Bodi & Lenni: My two GSP’s – [CLICK to enlarge

I also reflect on my growing concern for the anti-science movement that has fallen upon us and exemplified by the anti-vax movement, and of my despair over the lack of real action by Australia on climate change.

Yet I do have a positive outlook on life and despite my best intentions as a younger man, I have discovered the delights in gardening. A developing skill that came in handy when a 40m pine tree fell across the front of our property in 2021, totally devastating the entire front of the property and taking 6 months of work to clear and replant.

Part of the tree that fell, and about 4 weeks after cleaning up had commenced – [CLICK to enlarge]
The same area from a slightly different aspect 9 months after the tree fell – [CLICK to enlarge]

 

So it is that my story finishes on another positive note – with my music, one of the consistent things throughout my story.


Click to hear: Rob Greaves – Part 4

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