In the 1930s Australia was in the grip of the Great Depression, a time when many people were hungry and homeless. Although Joan Krohn was born into this era, fate was kind to her. She was fortunate enough to live with her grandparents, who were a little better off than others, and they filled her life with love and happiness.
Then, the unexpected death of Joan's grandmother changed everything. That one event set the stage for a lifetime marked by both joy and tragedy, and a life of constant self-discovery. From an enclosed life on the family homestead to freely travelling around the world, Joan — daughter, teacher, singer, mother and more — has seen a lot and has an engaging story to tell from her time playing life's game of snakes and ladders.