So as I walk along our newly paved and streetscaped footpaths and notice old homes being treated with renewed respect I feel pleased but also a little sad that our down at heel little town is fast becoming a model of modern suburbia, something that has never been to my taste. But I have to admit that people like me contributed to the gentrification process when we moved here 18 years ago.
I spoke to a young mum pushing a stroller the other evening. She was thrilled with the smooth new paths. I guess I will appreciate them too sometime in the future when I am driving along in my electric oldies cart.