When Isobel Maurer Davies was born in Alison
Street, Ayr on 8 September 1943, the doctor's had to perform
a mastroid operation, and the operation went wrong, which
left her with only one eardrum. Isobel has to wear a hearing
aid. She learned to lip read at an early age.
Isobel lost her mum when she was only 4. When Papa married
Jessie McLinton Parker in 1951, she came to regard Jessie
as her mum.
Isobel went to Glenburn Primary for a short while, then
transferred to a Deaf School (one in Kilmaurs, and one in
When Isobel left school she started work in the Laundry.
She also washed dishes in the Queens Hotel down Prestwick
Shore (now a Nursing home). She was in and out of hospital,
so she couldn't hold down a steady job and ended up just
living at home with her mum and dad.
When her mum and dad died (1993), Isobel got a small house
in Prestwick the following February. She has lived there
ever since, and receives a home help three times a week.
Aunt Isobel passed away in December 2006. She will be greatly