Wear­ing her heart on her . . . num­ber plate

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - NEWS -

Mary Knight’s first visit to De­niliquin was to see her aunty and un­cle Bar­bara and Doug Blease many years ago.

She said it did not take long for her to ‘‘fall in love’’ with the town.

To­day, thanks to her fam­ily, Mary shows her love all year round with her Vic­to­rian reg­is­tered ‘I love Deni’ num­ber plates.

They were a gift from her hus­band Doug on Mother’s Day last year.

Mary said the plates mean she’s no­ticed ev­ery­where she goes.

‘‘I used to come and visit my aunty and un­cle on their dairy farm and I fell in love with Deni,’’ Mary said.

‘‘I then de­cided I would buy a farm here, and my hus­band Doug even­tu­ally agreed.

‘‘We have a farm on Fin­ley Road, ‘Stans­field’, where we run a few sheep and do some crop­ping when there’s water.

‘‘We nor­mally grow lucerne and what, and dur­ing the last drought we had sorghum and oats.

‘‘We’ve been here 15 years now and spend at least 90 per cent of our time here.’’

The Blease fam­ily farm is still run­ning too, with Stu­art and Jenny Blease steer­ing the rud­der these days.

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