6 May, 2020
Mower man makes mother-in-law’s day
Life is returning to normality, as con- firmed by the sight of Devonport’s David Jordan pushing his mower through local streets to cut his mother-in-law’s lawn.
For the best part of a decade, Jordan has trundled from his Ewen Alison Ave home to Norah Fryer’s townhouse on Abbotsford Tce – sometimes as frequently as once a week during peak grass-growing seasons.
“I’ve lost count of the number of smart
cracks I’ve had to endure over that time,” he says.
“Things like, ‘could you mow our berm on the way through?’”
He enjoys the banter though, and it’s been an easy way to have a regular connection with Nora, who is in her 80s.
The routine was upset by the separation required in alert level 4.
But under alert level 3, Norah has been
included in Jordan’s bubble, and just in the nick of time.
She stocked up with a full freezer prior to alert level 4, but was down to her last slice of bread when Jordan arrived last week with a loaf from Baked.
The lawn mowing journey is proving a bit more interesting of late with the construction of the Covid-19 berm golf course on the corner of Abbotsford Tce, says Jordan.
This article originally appeared in the 8 May 2020 edition of the Flagstaff. Read online here.
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