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I would say she was a very attractive person and people felt her warmth. I don’t know what it was really. There was a peacefulness and a radiance about her, which wasn’t the same as Jim. Jim had something infectious and warm and sparkling but Helen had, even when she was very frail, she had something very positive and so people tended to be very attracted to her. She did worry when Jim was worried and she did encourage him and I think in a way she wished he wouldn’t be so single-minded about his schemes but she also knew that if he didn’t pursue these sort of schemes he’d be very unhappy so she didn’t want him to be unhappy. I think occasionally, yes, occasionally he may have given in and realised he’d been a bit too impulsive. I remember she often, in the later days of her marriage, spoke about old love and new love and how they were different. Yes, she had a lot of common sense, she didn’t believe in hair-brained schemes, she had a lot of common sense, she laughed a lot, she looked good, she continued to look good and she was honest with people too, which they found refreshing. She had a marvelous Scots accent, Edinburgh accent, and she was an excellent cook.