Listen To Older Voices : Marie Ainger – Part 3

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Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for Wesley Mission Victoria and podcast through the Toorak Times.

Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principal of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable contribution to both their local & wider community.

This is the 3rd and final part of the story of Marie Ainger.

Having settled in Australia with Ken, Marie had children and was experiencing a good working life and family life but things abruptly change when, she and Ken suddenly decide to return to the UK. They both had a sudden attack about whether they have done the right thing coming here. They pack up lock, stock and barrel and with kids in tow return to the UK.

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The kids are far from happy, even with going to excellent schools and both Ken and Marie suddenly realize that in fact, their future is not in the UK, but indeed in Australia and, they return. Marie, supported by Ken, shares and engaging and sometimes quite complex story, but it all makes perfect sense by the time we get to the end of the program, and, we truly understand the amazing relationship they have had in their 61 years of marriage.

Click to hear Marie Ainger – Part 3

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[Listen To Older Voices receives funding from the Commonwealth Government through the Commonwealth Home Support Program Program]

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