Can you imagine a worse scenario than being stuck in Punt Road peak hour traffic while on the way to the hospital to give birth?! That was the fate that befell Maree's poor parents in the late 1950s. Her dad had to pull over and help her mum give birth by the side of the road – right outside the main gate of the old Richmond football ground.
When her dad finally got mum and baby safely to the hospital, he leapt out to call for help and was told to go away and stop making up stories. Fortunately the Mother Superior came to check and found a rather blue baby in the car.
It's no wonder that, to this day, Maree is an avid Tigers supporter.