I grew up in Inverurie and as a wee boy I wanted to be a policeman. As I grew older I wanted to become a civil engineer, which I did. I worked on big jobs in Scotland and England.
I was 12 when war was declared and I was always interested in the war news. Food rationing was restrictive and I missed imported fruit. Thankfully I was never affected by bombing.
People have a better standard of living now. Lots of women are no longer just housewives. Radio used to be entertainment in the past but now that’s been succeeded by T.V.s and computers.
I enjoy living at Abbeyfield because I don’t have the responsibility of running a home. There is good food and living conditions and I get to do my crosswords and keep in touch with the news on T.V.