While the children were growing up, they were 'her life', and any thoughts about other permanent relationships remained ..just thoughts
Allie, Marigold's youngest daughter was also political and accompanied Marigold to Greenham and other CND demos. She went to University in 1988
Now Allie, who was by this time at university had come out to me as
a lesbian at about the age of 16.
All the time the children were growing up and were reliant on me I had always made my mind up that I would not have a permanent relationship - that would have been with a man, I knew I would not import another man into the house. That was just a personal thing because I'd seen so many difficulties with that sort of situation, I just didn't want to do it. But in my mind I had had one or two thoughts about women and then I thought well I certainly can't do that cos that would certainly put the cat among the pigeons. And then I just thought it was too late to change, and how would I meet anyone and all those things. Then,I met Jenn!