Grace discusses her childhood illness of asthma and how it may have effected her behavior in life. She goes on to mention her interaction with illnesses in Cork as a young teen. Grace talks about the effects emigration had on her life and that of her…
Grace discusses her mother's life in more detail and the difficulties she faced without growing up without her parents for her early years. Grace talks about how her mother's open mindedness reflected on herself, especially regards to religion.
Grace discusses what social life had been like for her in Cork in the late '40s and through the '50s. She also describes the changes in O'Donovan's over the years as modernity pushes to develop Ireland.
Grace moves from difference of at school between boys and girls, and the differences between rich and not as wealthy. She then talks about starting off working in a prestigious shop within the heart of Cork City.