Learning from an oak tree of wisdom

Make no mistake, Mrs Rickert is one of a kind: smart as a whip, hilarious, and one of the wisest people I’ve had the privilege of interviewing. Case in point — she told me about how she marvelled at modern technology:

In my day, things were so labour intensive … and that’s why I think technology is a wonderful thing.”

Was she talking about Snapchat? Facebook? Television? Radio?

Well, no.

The fact that you can get into a motor car and put a key in and drive off is wonderful thing!”


I’m being serious. In my day, if you wanted to go somewhere you’d have to go by horse. And if it didn’t want to be caught, you’d have to chase it around the paddock until it was!”

Amazing interview with Mrs Rickert.


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