Wilma aged 89 at the Mukinbudin BP

Wilma aged 89 at the Mukinbudin BP

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Wilma Geraghty, 89, and her son Peter own the Mukinbudin BP. She still works five and a half days a week because “What else would I do?” 

As well as working in the office this diminutive lady whose skin belies her years told me “I pump fuel, do the gas cylinders but I gave up carrying the 20 litre drums quite some time ago though…I’m the dog’s body! I do everything and anything but I’m the master of none.”

The counter is dominated by the old till which was still in use until about 10 years ago. “I remember when we had to convert it from pounds shillings and pence to decimal” Mrs Geraghty recalls.

As I was saying goodbye, I asked Wilma (we were now on first name terms) how I should describe her. With a twinkle in her eye and a chuckle she replied “Just say I’m old and cranky.”

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Living life differently in the Wheatbelt

Horizontal Lines in the Wheatbelt

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