There’s a unique story behind every individual, and these are some of our residents’ personal accounts of life, before Respect and as residents.
72, Wellington Views
My husband and I met on a pub crawl actually [chuckles]. A girlfriend and I were – I suppose I was about 20, 25, I suppose, 25 – and we were between boyfriends and we decided it was New Year’s Eve and we’d go on a pub crawl.
78, Wellington Views
When I got married, I got married to a woman who was a widow with two kids. And the kids came home one day and said ‘we want to talk to you’ and I said oh okay – this is me at 23 years of age mind you.
89, Wellington Views
I didn’t like school at all and I don’t think I was particularly bright, but I must have had a fairly good knowledge of mathematics and physics and I suppose I relied on that a lot in my business life.
91, Cohuna Village
I was one of 13 children because Dad had 6 children with his first wife. Amy died and he was left rearing these children, with his mother’s help. Then he met Mum. Mum was from England and they just adored each
89, Coroneagh Park
I was born in Kenya, East Africa in 1929, where I lived for forty years with my family. The political situation in Kenya wasn’t too good. And so me and my daughter decide to move altogether, so that’s what we did.
91, Coroneagh Park
I made a bucket list when I was 80. I was listening to 7AD (the radio station I used to listen to) and they were talking about bucket lists and, you know, what people had. And I said, “Oh well, I’ll ring up 7AD and tell them.