Catherine Deveney

We sure could use some of the wisdom and strength displayed by older people

December 6, 2019

In a poem once voted the nation’s favourite, Jenny Joseph contemplated the delights of pensioner freedom. “When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple, with a red hat which doesn’t go and doesn’t suit me,” she wrote in Warning, before listing exploits for the elderly that are more in keeping with Just William than granny gangsters – pressing alarm bells, picking flowers in other people’s gardens, learning to spit.