|A Teenage Salvationist in the 1940s|
Family important; entertainments difficult to get to
Religion was very important part of family life, Salvation Army
Had to help a little around the house but her mother did most things
Extended family was not living in Hamilton so did not get to see them often; travel
"We just had real good plain food", always plenty
Father diabetic, died young
She had a heart condition, made to do nothing; not allowed to play sport
Family doctor rather than home remedies
Went on one holiday a year as father got a free pass every year.
Brother overseas for four years during World War Two, home alone with mother as father had died.
War was disruptive, "...but we just took it in our stride"