The first of seven children she has been working in Cape Breton since she was 12. Her mother was widowed at 40 and struggled physically and mentally to keep the family going. She remembers her head down with the difficulties of menopause that she herself now experiences and struggles with while working at the camp. She laughs about keeping her window open at minus 40. After bringing up her four children she went on to do her grade 12 and then completed a degree in law research. She worked in an office for a while and did not like it. Even when her husband works full time she finds it hard to stop working. She was working seven days on then having to hang around on the camp for her seven days off. The rooms have to be cleaned every two days, which possibly feels like an intrusion to some. The cleaning work could be discouraging she said because of “the dialogue” with how the rooms are left for the cleaners, with spit in the sink, sweaty clothes on the floor, flicked snots on the ceiling and wall.