May Seery grew up on a small farm on the outskirts of Slane, and in this recording she discusses the thrifty family life in those days. Following her education she studied shorthand and typing in a technical college in Ardee and began her career at Magee’s Stores Ltd. in Ardee. She recalls the merchandise on sale there, the working conditions and remembers the company as very good employers. In the early 1950s she made the decision to train as a nurse in England and, when she graduated, returned to work in Drogheda Maternity hospital where she spent four years. She recalls her happy days at the hospital, and, in the late 1950s, her marriage to Michael Seery who farmed in Trim. She is the author of Ploughing the Headland and she reads a passage from this fascinating memoir.