|Teenage years in the Frankton railway settlement around 1950|
Recalls that dishes were the children's responsibility. Attended Frankton School. Remembers first teacher Miss Wolfe and Mr (Polly) Boyd - "nick" name. Recalls different incidents of disciplinary measures taken in school and at home.
Remembers fathers ambitions, work and his relationship to his family.
"He's a very artistic man, as you can see. That beautiful painting he gave me. It's written on the back with his best writing. I can see him now, turning that picture over, writing ever so slowly...that painting was for me. And he said, "I'm not giving you girls anything with a handle on, `cause that means work. I want you to remember me for my art"
Recalls getting a fridge.
"And when we got a fridge we thought we were rich. Really thought we were rich because we had a fridge...we really did think we were rich because we were one of the first people in the railway settlement to get a refrigerator. It was just so wonderful. We thought we were very Americanised, so to speak"
Mentions father washing the clothes in a copper. Remembers having a holiday in Tauranga with family. Remembers "children's" dances on Saturday/Friday nights at the Railway Institute Hall.