Julie Briggs meets us at the pool. It’s her place, her sound, her memory. She grew up swimming here when the turtles touched your toes, when there were leeches and fish in the brown river water and the whole town turned out to beat the heat. Back in the day before big screens and air conditioning and the internet everyone came. Cars were parked a half-mile away. She left Narrandera for a while when she came back home to raise children she brought them here to swim. This is where the summers led her and her family and friends, where the kids had their birthdays, where neighbors met by accident. Now the kids are grown. She comes to swim, to relax, to remember. The pool is modern and clear and blue but the sounds are the same. She uses the memory of this place to relax, to remember. This is her sound.