Conversation between grandmother and grandson, Anne and Andrew, about Anne's experiences of growing up during the Second World War.
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Howie, Andrew, 1974- (male, student/musician), Howie, Anne, 1919- (female, shorthand typist)
BBC Radio Scotland
Anne talks to Andrew about growing up during the war. She found work in Lizar's the opticians and recalls a trip to London. She talks about marriage and how her husband's first wife died so she became a stepmother. Then she describes mishaps of domestic duties such as housework, looking after her stepchildren, being a devoted member of the Church of Scotland and taking bible classes. Later she talks about giving up her home and adapting to life in elderly care.
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