At the age of 86, Lachie Griffen has taken on the formidable task of recording a lifetime of memories of his beloved Governors Bay. With exceptional recall and good humour, he recounts stories of his boyhood learning to farm alongside his father, training for war on horseback and fighting in tanks, winning his one true love, and making a success of his transport business. Interspersed are recollections of the nineteen dogs that have kept him company over the years, his passion for the bagpipes and vintage cars, and his whole-hearted commitment to a variety of organisations from Cholmondeley Children's Home to the Road Transport Association, his local church and the Living Springs project. To make his personal story complete he pays tribute to his environment and community with sometimes quirky, always interesting historical and biographies. Growing Up and Growing Old in Governors Bay is one man's perspective of a small community's changing times, generously shared and entertaining to read.