December 9, 2012


Sometimes nothing I could say would best the facts: "Meet Mrs. Josephine Smith, aged 84, whose hobby is digging graves."

Drouin, Australia
1944, photographer Jim Fitzpatrick
@ National Library of Australia Commons


Ms. Moon said...

Yep. That pretty much says it all. Digging graves for fun and health. I wonder if they paid her or if she just did it for the love. I wonder how old she was before they laid her in her own grave?

mr. downtown said...

She can't have indulged in her hobby all that often. It says her whole town only numbered 1100 people or so.

May said...

I don't really know what to say about this. I love it. I want to be the crazy grave-digging lady. This opens up my job search quite a bit.

Karen S. said...

If this is her hobby- what is her real job?!

mr. downtown said...

Hopefully not doctor.