From a young age, Horsham's Keith Vanstan would always put others first - a trait which has continued in his 90 years.
Mr Vanstan turned 90 on February 20.
Mr Vanstan came from a baking family and despite being born in Frankston it wasn't long after his family made the move to Warracknabeal, and so Mr Vanstan's love of the Wimmera begun.
"I came from a family of bakers and in those days, bakers moved around a lot," he said.
"My great uncles, father, uncles were all bakers.
"I was a baker for awhile - I didn't start as a baker. I started working at a bank and after the war workers were very scarce and my father couldn't get anyone to work for him. So I spent 11 years baking.
"After that, I came over to Horsham and worked in the office for the SEC. I moved to Ballarat, Greensborough then back to Ballarat which is where I retired.
"We came back to Horsham to be with family."
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Mr Vanstan reflected on changes in the world from today, to as far back as he can remember.
"One thing that has changed for the good is counting machines," he said.
"We only had adding machines with a handle that weren't even electric. Computers and things like that have really made a big difference in the clerical world.
"I think we do most things pretty good and we live in some very good times.
"There is too many unemployed people but I don't know what the answer is for that."
Mr Vanstan said he didn't feel any different to turning 90 but he had recognised his health was going "downhill" fast.
"I've had some trouble the last few years but I still get a lot of pleasure in my small garden," he said.
Mr Vanstan has lived a very busy life - volunteering in numerous organisations and even being a councillor at the former Greenville shire.
Filtering through a scrapbook of his life events, it's difficult to just list one or two.
Mr Vanstan has been awarded a medal of merit and awarded a national medal as part of the Army Reserves.
He was a scout leader for 42 years, the president of Horsham Historical Society, a volunteer at Sovereign Hill in Ballarat and a life member at Sebastopol senior citizens.
Mr Vanstan had and still has a keen interest in railways.
"I had a small train line set up in the backyard which would carry 12 people," he said.
"We used to bring the wood up on it."
Having a celebration with family and friends, Mr Vanstan parts with some wisdom on how to live a good life for nine decades.
"I believe you should enjoy life, but not at the expense of others," he said.
"People should also save their money so they can live a good life as they get older.
"My life has always been about giving back to the community especially in areas where you have an interest."
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