|Teenage years in the Frankton railway settlement around 1950|
Recalls when a friend went into hospital for appendicitis and being told by someone else that she had had an abortion.
Mentions going to dances at the Y.M.C.A., not the Frankton Town Hall where the older crowd went.
"The boys that I met were usually quite innocent, but there were some that you'd say, "Look don't. He belongs to the Wandering Hands Society. Stay away from him"
Relates the relationship that she and other friends had with their boyfriends.
"Sex wasn't a priority. We were too busy having fun. Perhaps we were very young in our minds but that wasn't a ...they say it happens naturally but I must have been awfully young in my mind and so was Allan. Nothing went on"
Was sixteen when parents were happy for her to have a regular boyfriend. Talks about her boyfriends. Went out with Mr New Zealand 1954.
Discovered Starlight ballroom. Remembers the influence of Rock `n' Roll in Hamilton. Describes the people, music and fashion.
"The adults thought it was haywire because Rock `n' Roll was...only the racy people did that, but all the young kids were dying to learn Rock `n' Roll, instead of dancing the three step polonaise they used to call it the three step mayonnaise and anybody that could Rock `n' Roll was really socially acceptable. I mean it was just change. And then I met Steve, my husband now, and I remember seeing him with his "Drake cut" haircut and his Drainpipe trousers. And he looked wonderful. It was all new, you see, new blood into Hamilton"
Mentions the Pigeon's Coffee House. Recalls the mode of transport being the motorbike, cars and buses.
"But I decided after a while that it wasn't really nice being called a pillion pussy. They used to be called milk bar cowboys with their pillion pussy's and I found that not quite nice. So I decided I wouldn't ride on the back of my boyfriends motorbike and I'd only go out with him if he could borrow his mother's car, his father's car which was a little Series E Morris Minor"
Mentions an incident of class distinction with her 21st Birthday.
Obtained her Drivers Licence after she was married.
"When you look at the Massey street area now and see the traffic, you realise...where has fifty years gone? It's such... We've seen so many changes our age group, we really have, a lot of changes"