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Seamus Marken describes the best thing about being older, in particular he notes that he feels more free.

In this extract Seamus Marken talks about the best thing about being older. He remembers the morning after he retired waking up and thinking that he didn't have to do anything. He enjoys the freedom associated with later life, of not being subject to…

Hugh Smullen talks about his perceptions of older people when he was a child.

In this extract Hugh Smullen talks about his perceptions of older people when he was a child. He notes that everybody looked older than they were at that time, he attributes this to the fact that there was a lot of drink and very little money. He…

Stephanie Cannon talks about feeling lucky that she has reached her age now and is still in good health.

In this extract Stephanie Cannon says that she feels very lucky to have reached her age now and in good health. She remembers looking after her mother who was sick for three years before she died and so she feels lucky to be in good health…

Stephanie Cannon compares her life now to her mother's life.

In this extract Stephanie Cannon compares her life now with her mothers. She points out that things are much easier now compared to her mother's life. She feels that there is more support now for…

Betty Watson observes that she and many people of her generation were not academically prepared for life.

In this extract Betty Watson makes the point that she and many people of her generation were not academically prepared for life. She remembers that she was taken out of school at 14 years of age and put into a sewing factory. She says that there was…