"And she has a host of memories of "Lundie". She knew the place before it assumed the "high-falutin'" name of Lundin Links and was known simply as Lundie Mill. "The meal mill's gone noo" she said plaintively, and relapsed into a recital of Lundie's former glories, when the sound of the shuttle was heard in every house. She told me of the rough roads of the old days; of how at one time Emsdorf Street was almost a stream; of the communal drying-green at the end of Emsdorf Road, where the women of the village gathered to perform the double duty of drying washed clothes and retailing the village gossip of the week."
The writer described his interviewee as someone who looked like a person of 60 and spoke like someone of 40 and who was "broad-minded". Her views on younger people and current fashions were tolerant - she "had no adverse criticism to offer on present day fashions, bobbed or shingled hair, or cigarette smoking among ladies". Mrs Wallace herself (who lived in the cream terraced building shown on the left below), had lived under four sovereigns, and was considered the grand old lady of Lundin Links. When asked about her family's history of longevity, the 95-year-old put it down to "hard work and plain fare" and "plenty of good 'Lundie' air".