This book originally started off as a history for Lilly May’s family so they knew the trials and hardships that she went through in her early and teenage years, and being treated by adults to almost slave conditions.
Lilly May and many of her age group, were treated in similar fashion, working on the old age principal of ‘Children should be seen but not heard’ and to answer back a ‘grown up’ was sure to bring out the belt which was used readily. She tried many jobs but each one seemed worse than the one she had just left. Desperately she wanted to better herself and not become just another maid, cleaning other people’s houses. After being cruelly taken for granted, and nearly raped she found work in the Salvation Army acting as a mother for Blind Children. There she found peace and happiness until new staff arrived and she was snubbed and insulted all over again. She eventually met an English soldier and the last regiment to be posted to Jamaica. From there, love bloomed and were married in William Booth Memorial Hall in down town Kingston and later flew to England to settle to a new beginning and start a new life together.