Day 5 – morning
On Thursday we visited dear Marj at her big white house. We filmed several shots of Marj – outside, we did the ‘holding your house’ shot where you line up the shot so that your hands look like you’re holding your house. We then did the ‘twirling into the sky’ shot. Then the hand dance in her lounge-room with a painting of her grandmother’s house in England. Then a final shot in her kitchen where she had to stand on bricks to be the right height to look out her kitchen window.
Marj received a OBE (Order of the British Empire) for her extensive community work. I realised her diary was always full. Amongst her endless community duties, my personal favorite was that she reads bedtime stories at 7:55pm every night on the radio. Marj’s husband passed away just shy of one year ago – there’s a lovely picture of him on the sideboard in her lounge. Marj has lived in her house for 47 years.