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Leslie Greer talks about giving advice to a woman from Angola who lives near her.

In this extract Leslie Greer talks about a woman from Angola who lives near her who comes to her for advice or help for example if she has to write a letter…

Seamus Marken talks about the importance of his faith to him.

In this extract Seamus Marken talks about the importance of his faith to him. He says that his Christianity is very important and that he tries to always see the person of God in everybody he meets. He also feels that with the benefit of age and…

Seamus Marken recalls the high levels of alcholism among men when he was a child.

In this extract Seamus Marken recalls the high levels of alcoholism among men when he was a child. He remembers a particular pub called Red Biddy's Shop which gave away a cheap glass of wine when you bought a stout or a pint. He remembers the drunken…

Hugh Smullen talks about learning the value of patience in his later life.

In this extract Hugh Smullen talks about learning how to be patient in his later life. He feels that he has developed better listening skills. He says that he finds this a very good time in his life and the he is very happy. He thinks about his…

Betty Watson talks about the wisdom that she has gained through her life experiences.

In this extract Betty Watson talks about the wisdom that she has learned through her life experiences and through her return to education as an adult. She says that the best thing about being older is that you can be more direct about…

Betty Watson talks about the lack of educational opportunities available to her during her early life.

In this extract Betty Watson speaks about the lack of educational opportunities available to her during her life. However she says that she recognised this deficit and she returned to education in her adult…

Betty Watson expresses regret at having to leave school at 14. She reflects on the deprivation of education in her early life.

In this extract Betty Watson expresses regret at having been forced to leave school at 14. She reflects on her life as a wife, a mother and a housekeeper and acknowledges the lack of educational opportunities open to her as a younger woman which…

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