Beatrice had many things to say in this lengthy, front-page article...
...about some of her new experiences:
‘I have been to a cinema for the first time in my life—for that matter it is the first time in life that I have been to any place of amusement.'
...about her new 'shingle' hair-style and fashionable late-1920s wardrobe :
‘It has made me feel so much younger and lighter, almost as if a lot of dark memories had fallen off with each snip of the scissors. I have also given up my black clothes—I hope no one will think the worse of me for it.’ ‘It is as if I ad taken off an old, dingy self and put on a new one—as if I had changed the old clothes of myself.’
...about her childhood:
‘We were poor, but not too poor to have plenty for everybody.’
...and about her late husband, Harry:
‘I began to love him—I cannot explain why or how—and once having begun I never left off, not even through all those years when he was terrible to me. He was my man, whatever he did. He had taken me as a girl, and I grew to be a woman with him. I suppose I was a great fool.’