Four Old Ladies

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1996
Type Text
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Language eng
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Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
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Title Four Old Ladies
Description Four Old Ladies Lillian H. Fox Senior First Place Poetry There were four old ladies in hospital beds. Sharing a room with clean comfortable spreads, Surrounded by pillows from feet to their heads. The eldest, near a hundred, her mind in a haze, Had fallen when a child and broken her legs, With a crutch she had walked since eight years of age. In bed number two lay a woman eighty-nine. A stroke and pneumonia has shattered her time, She was conscious and smiling, her features were fine. In the next bed was Millie, with long silver hair. Over and under she stroked it and braided with care. She wiggled and wormed till the bedding would tear. In a wheelchair, near the bed, the fourth lady was tied, Irresponsible her conduct and wounded her pride. "Go away from me, leave me. don't touch me." she cried. Each evening, at six, came their faithful old men, To feed them, to comfort, and try to attend To their wants and their needs, give love to the end. The first knew him not, she stared into space, The second smiled feebly when he touched her face. The third and fourth scarcely acknowledged his grace. The four old men fed them, then went sadly home, To re-live the past and sit quietly alone. Their future uncertain, their destiny unknown. 1
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326654
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