I was on a tram this week, ok, that is not unusual. I see far more interesting things on trams than I ever do on buses, which I also use. (Pokes tongue out at Victor)
Australia has changed and I am liking what I see. There were several Greek women going to the Greek church in High Street, East Prahran. I recall Greek women going to the same church twenty plus years ago. They were dressed in black and wore ugly shoes and made no effort with appearance. Ok, their husbands had died I guess. So?
The Greek women I saw this week were probably between sixty and seventy and I would think have spent most of their life in Australia. It was almost like a competition to out dress each other. They all had very nice clothes and shoes and were well made up. Their hair was neat, well coloured and stylish. Even those in perpetual mourning black cut fine figures.
Thinking about it, I can't recall the last time I saw your traditional short and stout Greek woman in mourning black buttoned up to the neck. They used to clutter up the footpaths in Oakleigh. Seen any recently Jayne?