69, Eliza Purton
Margaret’s family invited students from Asian countries each Christmas, welcoming them in each year to their family Christmas dinner in Railton.
“Usually the students were from Malaysia, Vietnam and China. They were engineering students doing a 3 month prac at the cement works over the Christmas holidays. I remember their cooking as they would cook with peanut butter. One fella would come home and ask what we were having and then ask if he could cook. One or two of the students got homesick but Mum was really good at helping them through that. Some students kept in touch and sent photos of their families and came back to visit us.”