Farewell from journalist Casey Gregory

It feels like only a couple of months ago that I was writing my first editorial here to introduce myself as a new member of The Murray Valley Standard team.

Seeya: Emmalie Balnaves-Gale, Casey Gregory and Peri Strathearn. Photo: Casey Gregory.

Seeya: Emmalie Balnaves-Gale, Casey Gregory and Peri Strathearn. Photo: Casey Gregory.

In actual fact, it was a couple of months, plus a year.

But now, it’s time for me to write my final editorial to say goodbye.

Yes, that’s right, today, Thursday, April 13 is my final day here at The Standard.

It’s so strange to know that when I got my role here, I was sitting where someone else once sat. I have heard many stories about the past journalists from my colleagues.

There’s Claire Campbell who sat at this desk before me, she is remembered for her hard-working, go-out-and-get-it nature and her love for cake.

Then there’s stories about Ben Brennan, a talented journalist that everyone, for some reason, has to put on a deep-voiced accent when telling stories about him.

This gets me wondering, what will I be remembered for? What stories will everyone in the office tell from my time here and will they put on a voice to tell these stories?

Peri Strathearn said I would be remembered for eating lots of food and playing netball.

Elle Moss said I would be remembered for food and netball also. (I think there’s a theme here).

Emmalie Balnaves-Gale said laughing at inappropriate times, especially on the live stream. Sharon Hansen said she would remember me for all things sweet, (food of course again).

I am so thankful for my time at The Standard thanks to everyone I have worked with and everyone in the community I have spoken to.

I am now off on a new career venture, to be a property consultant at Raine & Horne Murraylands, so please still come and say hi, I’d be happy to help with any of your needs when buying and selling a home.

Casey Gregory