Mrs Barie Quine
Interviewed by Amy Cowley from Ballakermeen High School
Published on July 5, 2008 in Uncategorized.
Interviewer: Amy Cowley
School: Ballakermeen High School
Interview with: Mrs Barie Quine
Date: w/b 21 April 2008
I interviewed my Grandma for a homework task about what life was like when she was about my age. This is what she said:
? What has changed the most since you were my age?
You could leave the doors of your house unlocked. There were hardly any cars or any other vehicles about; not like the present day. There was very little vandalism and could let your children out, unsupervised, for several hours to play.
As there were no big supermarkets, you bought local fresh goods from the village shops. You always knew your neighbours and would try and support them when needed. People looked out for each other, but nowadays we don’t so much.
? What could you buy for £1?
You could buy food for the whole evening family meal, a loaf of bread and a pint of milk and still have change!
? What could you do when you were my age that we cannot do now?
Go out and play with no parental care. You could also get a job and earn some of your own money.
? Did you have more freedom than today?
Yes, because we trusted each other more and looked out for each other.