Sixty-nine year-old Age Kolaj and 72-year-old June Norman are studies in contrast. Both were featured in newspaper reports on the same day, Aug 19, 2013, but for different deeds.
One was actually a misdeed, while the other was a good deed.
The first one, Ms Kolaj, converted the backyard of her Melbourne home into a marijuana garden so her sons would not spend so much buying expensive weed from street sellers.
She pleaded guilty to growing 11 narcotic plants that weight a total of 57 kilogrammes. The offence has a maximum jail term of 15 year. She took full responsibility for the crime.
"It was me, no one else, I got the seeds, I planted them, I looked after them. No one else," The Herald Sun quoted the granny at her trial.
However, she escaped jail term because her lawyer pointed out her poverty-stricken roots in Kosovo which deprived her of education. She was then sent to Australia to marry a total stranger because it was an arranged marriage made by their parents. The husband abused her verbally and physically.
The judge placed the granny, who obviously believes in the adage - the family that smokes weed together, stays together - on a two-year good behaviour bond.
Ms Kolaj is not the first female senior citizen to be caught growing weed. This video shows other grannies have the same gardening habit.
On the opposite end, Ms Norman, actually a great-grandmother, on the same day finished her walk from Cairns to Gladstone for 80 days to spread the message to save the Great Barrier Reef.
She was accompanied in her 1,200-kilometre journey by several supporters who stressed the potential danger from expanding Australia's coal export market and coal seam gas.
It is not her first walk for a cause. She hiked before from Brisbane to Canberra as part of an anti-nuclear campaign.