Wednesday, January 11

Our Molly


This is Molly our favourite fare a happy lady she uses our cabs five or six times a day. But let’s look behind the smiling eyes/ Born Salford in 1920 that makes her 85 Years of age. She lost both her parents at an early age, mother when she was four and father at six. Taken in by an aunt for a while, she started to suffer from epileptic fit’s the aunt told her she was to go into a hospital for a while, this ended up being for the next FORTY YEARS. Why? Because she suffered from epilepsy and back then you would be hidden away in an institute out of sight out of mind. Molly struggled when she was released because she had become institutionalised most things we take for granted like paying bills getting insurance, she had never done .At the age of sixty Molly was talked into marriage , she never even knew her husband could neither read or write until he was unable to sign the marriage register on their wedding day . This marriage lasted for nine years and then because of her husbands death and the fact that she was living with his parents she became homeless, but instead of going into care Molly found herself a flat and a community who adopted her and she has lived happily ever since on Barrow Island.

1 comment:

Barnze said...

Ain't old folk brill!