BUYING a milkshake from Jimmy Glare back in the day could have resulted in sore cheeks and embarrassment.
The Wahgunyah corner store larrikin would sometimes staple the end of the straw.
No one was safe from his pranks, not even visitors.
His daughter Debbie Ronnfeldt recalled the time he placed an intimate garment in a traveller’s briefcase.
“This man used to pass through the town quite regularly every month and he’d set it up to slip one of mum’s bras into his briefcase,” she said.
“I can only imagine the conversation that went on at home when he discovered it.”
Mr Glare used to run the town’s bakery with his late wife Phyllis.
They then took over a milk bar in the main street, even though he didn’t have her permission.
“I just bought it, she didn’t get a say,” he said.
The popular character turns 90 today and will celebrate the milestone with a get-together at the weekend.
The family will host an open invitation afternoon tea at the Wahgunyah School of Arts Hall on Sunday, from 2pm.
“I am lucky to be having a birthday party,” Mr Glare said.
“I didn’t think I would make it to 90.”
The Corowa Nursing Home resident in the Carroll Wing is fighting off a virus, but hopes to have shaken it by Sunday.
“You hear a lot of laughter coming out of that place now,” Mrs Ronnfeldt said.
“He’s a life member of many clubs around town and the community just love him.
“He had about 150 people come to his 80th during the course of the birthday party.
“We want the whole town to come celebrate with us again on Sunday.”