FLOWERS :[ i~ YCHJR PATH POEMS

by' ties 1 deflilt s I)W' The' V 11 :[ age N u rat ng Hoot€<

AI ~DP~ra~IVie publmsNingl Effort of .-:1" _.n Penny ',la},ceiFS, '&

tllrne: Yllll!1ig& N ur"~mng :Hame with 5l1~po.r-t ft"~C!m [6, Dal'tcnl lEllo.gk!5Ii~Uer.

IS[B,N Q-9.3Q8l.Q-,2.9-2

@ ~ 982,1' 1Ii~n Penny PI'ary&r:& Inc,.

. "99 'O ... eemN~'il;h- Street" NY HI¥"' 11100111;

Im;~ERJI&

1 ~ IIldr-e~~'eg:e1t'

12 Lucy Hgd~

1 ~ Anna IH@J'v~!'Ii

1 ~ Mllcke.d Rieger'

l~ HiI!I!H:l:1l ,Q,ura,

]6 S~Blilln[m! J ut;!:j;il

~~OlOl£~t Kodge:.

18 .M lid red R~'e9Br-

1:9 'Lucy HiOdge,

~,(Ji Hlelen (j,ur,iiI

2:1 Wi IWiam M,Qrrl:iQqi'iJ1

~~ An!!liliBl ,H.ol"'IIat,h

2;3, Susaf.! mil J utasi

·mInt; O:lD

1i [Helin, CUII"'aJ C,etUng O'Id]

:2s Helen, Cura, W'h~it I '$" i'n (he Mi rr'ei'"

26 SUlSi!llnn8! J um;s~t T'rutlrl

17 Mi ~d:red RiegeI'" I O~I~t, Mlnd. O'id Age

liB LUtt'y H~g8S 'Cie'tting Oldl

W~,I S£~UI my WINnnw '" .

f9;j Idl~ &g;e~ W'hlilJi[ Ii S,ee OU:t My' W~[l!1\;dow

3m' lUl:}I" IHl)(I)ges Whalt I see OJ~it My Wiliml.dow

:3,1:-'3Z Miillriool Ta~ner Eh,dldlngs IiIn, 'the S,Jey

33 S'lJiSililn!lma J w~m Sd~(fI01 c hi lId lI"e.ni 50 'Pla,yltil:me

.al+ H'lnill .Sal"appoa T'h~ 'CllilimlJ:Tisy

, reurT[ NEI ,I, NOlE WI A BOTTUE , .

35 Lucy Riilges T,.Ralng ,iI ,Cllinmif;:e W ~t'lni Romarn:;:E!1

~.Ei W'i nmEilim MQrri~$roi1 Be C;a,refyjl

l" Mildred Rieger My. No.ll,e 1 n U\e rBolt.Je

lilii' ,Cenev.'i'eve Ledger' 'rv~v Marylou 1Ill'1 Pirlt.t'o

Q U l;J; I IM,ES..

6 ~ld[li"ed RI~II"'

'1 A, n 1118, IHOi"'Yar~h

8 HliM"h-.r t KaiIJem

'9 H~ ~n GUnii

',[0 :s.~iilJl!IT!<~.lJ ums,i

tmtI1ENJS,

WIi"'itlliil,g Poet:t."'1' II nit f'(Idur:1 ion

'T he Mest Q~i,et Tim.@:

M'y itoom Quiet 'T~lIIes Li:s,lt'i;!!ni,ng

A t ,My MOither,"s: iGl",ave

I R,e.membeir' [ [Remember I RememiDer I Rememlli).er

ftlll Rremember ~ .' e- II

A P-eIi"':SorlI, II lfIi!o!''ed 'Ver,y Much -in ,Chi l:dhood

W~,~ L~v!BndAtr BIIJ1~r'lrnl,lk, VeWlow' C~n Blue CQlot'~

1111111 t,1\e Knc~n T:ne Pi!l"'lor Petiey Um CI Il.~n ~'l'" P~1"'eY Bab,

o.~R. ~~fUiE SEAS@NS. ,

it ,Mi~ed jfge:r Sp' '1091

So. L!I!:Icy [Hodgesl 1I1~ Love T'heml Alii '

S 1 iH€!:len CIUi"iI Sprl~lfiIIg 'Is H8're!

,52: 'sIte' I rnIi J ut~i Wtll!lli'ts D: dar:!!,

'~'MI~: .

5,3 & !!!iIl'lln1il .J ruUlis!

s., 'r-J' li'4Jat;lIian,

5S IMary N att..11 .

ION[E~ JIQ~QI~

56, MilIMlcm 'ann_ 51 su li;Iinlli1lB J 'UitiiUliSi 15'1 Sll!I a!!!\iM JllJt!is5i E,n, MWI"'~ R i 'ii'l!Al"

60 ~-:~~'_- (;dl;er

i'm- G2 S,tl!iSlnlml ,J utasi ~ 63. - M l!-dred Rleglliirr &q luc.y IH'Gdges;

65 Heii'b.-,'Fit K, Ilem 6' M~I'dMd, RI tiger G" M:~ ~dAd RJgei\" 6:B ,M'llldi"9d RI - ger G'g A,ft,Clrw,iillrd -

'IIA'tp ~ nO!S

._' '~~ Y' ' ,atlhan

4! IMilll~FI8d Rl,ger

He'l~" Ciur'll

M:..:. ICon 'T,anJMr

Ma'ii")i' IN,rllt,Nln

,~~ :5 USI'!!iU''iI.::!i J yt1ll:!!~

Ii-.ry 'N(aUlIml

i.lli Ceru:l"'i'~'!Ie L>edger ,-7 Gr'01IIP fMrnl

~'8, so 'nlila Jllli,:!!tasii

B Ilnlk;s and Doit;S, UnU~riS:ld

U'i1t,it~ed

UJln~iUed

'UnlltJed

A ~Isp.e~t,h!"e ,MI ndl

III 'WiliSh • i ,. III n II W~!S,h • i, ,i iii

In I 'IJISQd T'GI ., ', ,,-'I

p.:~S.i

~ Wonder

To I~,I ChUd TI ' - 'IJnlfv\erSfl: lEl:aeh ILl.",

1 h;e St~y 01 R;o'_ ryl~ Joy

Iii I t!'!: _HIm t'lw, tl!1aiiiigs You D~dljl' [D.esfi"!!II ill i m SU11in,!'iI In, P~'a~Ji1

PM'U",

A R,ea:IUI1111 fc.~' Bl1lrng '~1ilIi 'this .. _I~-e W'di!l. '. T he V',;litness

MJ'ltrnN,6 POETRY

When '~P!J f re {jI] OAl'e

'~ofil,de'riFU:I th~MS.i ·C-QIiIle. tnto y.~ur md·nd. fine.try. 'i S b.OODIlt~l doo 1 en 9 d~N,WR t hOijg hns olf curse 1 vies (]f1d ethers. It's, COOilPulsO"r:!l:

I t CDIiIl~.s 011 y-ou tn'r-Qugh s..ol1llfe~h in gel s e or ttl rltOl,mh some. eXtl,e'f tence Y-OU l"ve: h.II~L

y~u nove tn Ire ~tl O'JliB: andl in's.P1 red bY. $rS/iIiIst hli'l~g 'I, :Wherl. \tll[IJ~ Ire 1Hn:L:sh!d y'Q,U fM'1 Qu~te cssursd becQos.e Y'O'U ioVe mme ihrm]g Ih" th3~ exp.e~ n~eWt~e

,tltf W Ii b1r~.ng a D(]M~.

l~nevieV'1!J L,edg;e.,r IlJlBoe:IidJe.r' z!ill t. 1 9E11

Mild r>i.'ld IR.lreger sit Ii ItIllLilSi ng :l.t h;ar wi od!(1llW -- when shl\!! teU"Si me her- t nought.s I .... eBc:I them baiC k 1;rllilr her ~!I'1i thQ forml ef a poem. She gii!l.;rgtes ,,;I,hflt,h plll!8lsl.u"',e and 5ati:s;fiiu:::,tiIQrIi -eager' t~1 i!1dd i!!!!rid Ilf'efln,e umn the: poem .!ii·ounds Iper'ft;!i:ft~ expr'i!i.!i;!.ji fig exact ty 'wil!1lat 's he w'~!int5i '~,(il say.. ,Stle· tal ks ,a:li:iQyt; tJiile· II va!Sitne:5ls of ,the· sk,y~~ and wa.ntiing to IIlsDme how work PIlU"t Qf ·th~ vastness illi1ltlll1' Irnys,elf.,'· She i:5 de!l'Ight:ad1 at haVu ng articulated her prn~tu.lnd~!y pers:~niili ~ tlirj;(i!l,Jg~t!5. A.t agE!' Ili rn~tY-i,lx r she: [has "~tilndl~ er perhap.! red]i$<:>Cver'<ed ~

,!i!! new form of J8~p.f",e.s$:io-!! ~

Mi lei red 1{,II!!FgDlr' ~i!5 one of IIthl rtaen : rQ!$i;de lib O'T ,tile VIII(firge ~llLIIr:sling Ii'IDJ,.e whli:).. w'er the, pB!!:t $.1); If!tJo I'd !'i!5l ~ have 'ei'tlltl:ef" lpaiF!ttJcl pated i'n. ;a rO"E! ,and ,!iii hl!llif ~~!\l,i!'r rll:ir'~liyre 'IN ilf'itillli,g 'wrks oop. O'~l 5 unday atfternoorM!. Inr !!l;~e N' ur.::;iing· MQmeJ $. Jlbra rl'" ,.

~I"" worked with m,e ,illIl'iI !iii one-t'Q-(I!!I'I:e biil:ii Ii ~n 'the pf"I\!'~a,cy of

t uUlr I"'(i!tim$i e The rpeoJ~le, \\I h~5i1iil: 'iHor"k51 al"e: l"'!I!Ipresenllled llin

tlllri I s eel re~t;iitln. :iilW thallI!" U'.IDIl.!i:9Mi5I ". tllbe.i r 'ilfe.eUng~,. ,thg'iil:'

idleil!i!iS blo,$~m hlW pi:liiiiM$ ~ poeii!:5 they dl:d not i"'IBaiIU z'e t iley

00. uld wrii.lt,e,. By s~:ttj "'9 rq ~e..Uy a!i"1~1 .~ ~~ln9 _ wi t" me: rabout

~Ilh!j rigs ,t;hat were. ~'Mportant 'l(li UJem ~ by 'Wi9f"IkJ ng rOn ·q.ri"Ung e,xiI!!Ij"ci 5eio ~ lEI,mld by f"Q!;.~1"iii:'4I1 n9 tOo line 'poe'itlll"y. I ,read IIJltiud

and. to. :w_lrnat t~. 'Oil~;r' ~~mber5l' of th~· gr:Q~P wer.-e $!i!!yiiliillQ

alia 'Wr'U tlll'1\,g~ a gl!"'G'3,t w;aal'th [!jf m!i!lteria I f~r pooenl$ ,!lind

is,m;,,'ie-s. begili:1l1Ii ,Ii" flo.w ~ 'W~t 'Y'IiIi-LiIl s.ee In 'tjlii~s. ,collfed;Jtolliil are ,the U,s;poken lPO!l!im:!ili~.. WDil''d fllllir ,,,roil"'d, SiS 'they n!!'!f"e, 1t.O~d

to me.

'The ke¥ wailS to :roeU5!, 'the ,att,anitlora of 'tM group 'i!I'i'"' !the ill1divmdl: - I on a :5peciilliilit: Id8ilr~'I:'" ilmag!l!ir. F.lll!r iln!SiUliincet '1/o~Q1 brought ~n ,a .phsl'Dgroph of ~n I SQl)illaib:di I~igh~house by iih!l!l Irn[iSty',jI dIh.op;py sea :endl asik.ed t hel gil"'!I)!.!fP to "ri,~e

,Hi p~ rabout w'l'ilat Ifft w'mJ'fd !be Inke .. and feelmil~:~ tiliil live i61l:1'1ilJlri:l!l!l' ~he Ii gbtl'ilclLiIsei~

~'~ was~ ilrnponilil!i'ilt.to, OOfIltiin'IJ!il,I~¥ bring the {person back to the poem by ~tu:dly Ireadi'ng Ri~':a, OJ' heir !lJWrrl, wordts ,~' rew ri i!±i~oQl and!· ~ iiUllliQ to them ;;i$ ,ye went,. lUIs ual ty the w:IiJoor could sense 'wlhen the poem was 'tlTiiini'slhed 'ij!Ii!:,' ow oon one more I ine lIM~d til be ii1H:ided 'ito amp rete 't;he: tilmO'ugiht.

s.usannlill ,J u:t:as;j enee rem!ll!r:tred: iI' 'II 1 e:,a,II"'rii'ed these lp!lJ'ellLS, II n ,li'Ile fu;i!" ,a II 'f6i tlm 81 ,~nd now 'tliilfl:Y GOi'D'i.1E!I Qu,t! 'II My rQhi ftliBi:!:l, tllfllaii: of Bl rl8!S~tfllJl.l Ihltflll'iielr' ,~~ a 'fE!lII!lliNii P!llill!llt, iillI1d '~"(ri end w'hQ V'I!!i~ lied t~ il!llngll!l!IIg!I ~nd ~ d~$ ef ~hi!l 'W ri iIt'flI"'" T h6i IP~liE!!Jr!l!$ wOOch wi!i!i.r,e theria a 1:~'f:e1:lm e and 1iI0U1' have !~rne out ;aT, - ., :r""''''', - rve.d·~ Iliik - biE!a' 0101 "'" -I ,4to-.:lica....... ncWe:ii- .:,.....- - ed,

_. e p. ~e. ."'iD''!:= ... _.e II.I!, ~y '" ~. !,,'!;: .. .lSi p~,=",5i __ .

1be~;Wee:i'lIl '!tM P>aJge!!!, 'Iillf a Ill)oQk.

T h~:s, !(;g3]ecUOfi! '!l;)!~ 'paletry W1~,t111Id neveli" ~f!jfie ~ e inw E!'»!StenoE!, 'iI,iithout timle' gerne\l"'O'IJS and em husla !:l,ti!:!: :5UJlPp!IlIlI"it:

(IIf 'the Vi H~ge' NliYrSi~:ng t!llgme ,Ac.thd ~ie!5! Oe;pa!ritm!en~., Specfi';;:!iI tlrnallilkl!iil, g;O tllll' lK:ate:1' C hase, I[N 1"'8il:,~.o 11'" of the d'e,partmefil'tt" whese devot&Cin to the- f\eSiidenits~, ~irnltelf'e'stt and ~ilrnl WQ;!:'ik. thave 'helped rna ke tll!nl:s, I~k. .ell 1t"i&4!i'1i ~Y' .,

A:li'\dl 'f'(W' :Idl tOOS'ei wh~ wlll~ be' enri;ched by t~i ~ ~gll~tiQn of 1p!)Bm !j't :1 gra'tll!lfflllilily 8iClklIiI.Owledge the I"\emar;k;able e~'r~t5 of ,the IrelSi,dll!lnts of' the Vll.lage fIi.Il'YJi-;5l1ing ,Home,. 'We' (i!ff~lii' th~fi!~;S t:~r "Uleiir gbtiiingi us' :;I iCi1ance 'to Ihear 'w:hart i $i in ttne~lf lh~a:l'ts ~ ~ior st.lal!l"il!ii!lg with uSi t:lhEil Ii" [memories!" tihei r 'f'EE!n~l!'i!,gs i" :t;i!Qeu r :5!e~ves., Thel r poe!!i;ry.,

;hiil Mal~Y Naittt'ilafill s, wul""ds: '" ,the IpOeits:-in- ii'~lidefi!;oe I] atroe tlilrlOTi!i:ng 'mower$; iiili! yliill!1li" path,.!! .

M~ryll:oy 10 U? ,{l't rn,

l[~E MOS'T au~: ET n ME

The imCH)t (~[td et t illfl~

i 5 the lmoment of' sovl ngl ~Godlill' :j

ond 1: enjoy d~1l11g Just thcnrtt.

Mi'ldlred R:ieget",

<I!"'i; - "",""L .... ' '1' fl' 11\011 vIC NUC(J" !iI'..';:;ru:

MY' room [8: n i ce (InGj 'lui et II I pla!1' the te hwisiorrl once end a whlle~

,sOfiJilet :~me;s, I. so to :sew I, ngj' soset li[OO'S, :[ ,~ i 5. ten to mlUs 1 c "' I 1 U~fJ to s i fin qit! ~, e'[

lIliLd tOI], k n j, ce w:~ It: h somEd:u]dy' 'I

Alnn!:!! tlQf,'vaitlh iDctober- 1. 8,!, 1m 981

1

iQUI rr lliMES

I tu~d a 1. ot oif '(lIl.! 1 et t :~me$ 1 n the 01 my noilt II{lIH~W 1 ng h tM long 1 t wOJlLlm d be bem-o'lue I 11!11 ght get knoc:~ed oiff I

It ma~es you think of all the things 'YOU wi. s·h YOU could do ave r ag~ 1111 be·lf·ore the I~~ul oif yaUlr 11 fe!l

"[" 1111 too 0;00 your v'e·ry lOOt tlod ·of· 11'1'1 ngl ncs to, be ~Nlft aoo em i e·t I'

Hl8rbe'lI"iI: KaIJhHl, Ja.nyary 22 ~ '1 '982

8

u STElt'UI~G

L~, s tent ng to what lIlY friend to Id me 1 as t n 1 gl1rt '~s (Or very ijU~, €rt t. ime beceuse she d:l dIn i' t SI)]Y rnluc'h

but whgt she sold

NO 5 I~re,tty. li nte rest 1 ng .

Helen Oura October-- ~a. ~ 961

9

V 1. st t 1 ng the cemetEWY' i s IV/Y' q y Ietes t t 1 me -F 1 rs t ut IInV m!Otlherr' s srcve i

lherle Is 10 sreot sl lence

throughout the tl,J11 01 1 e groiJnd~

The: D eop 1 e we conme tal V' ~ ·8 it

don~' t to '1. k anYilillone --

Aoo stt 1.1 we 'f ee I t hClt c '[ osenes s

to cmmllUn 1 cote ttl rc ugh t hie S,IOU l ~r1 tn them., No>w' .[ ton tell ffillY II!Int.her

what I can te 1 ~ no one el se ,!

Becc.us e I, WillS to 1 d she went to the, s~ J! sn here I con te Ll he r IIJIV good-bye lti

And she t'ClII<.5 to me, through Glr- ~HlUL, That ,. s the IgHre.tllte:s t st [e:noo

tnm: IlTimkes, me h{]J)'j)y =_.

Because, IiIlIY dleolr mother to'] ks to. me I

Sus,l!IInniili JUllhasi OiClOber 2 It 11 91lU

10

I ~EMEMBER

[' remembe,r- the house [had (\ .lovely J)] 010

and t~o swings be.side.s.

We ljlSlsd 'to ], ave to SW], rlg.l The ru glhs u t he bette r .

On wh(] t une.,)(pett~d j Olli' !

lhe [house was a srev-sreen i What J ent i t was to. J ust nUl Wn and out~ In and out~

In and out again!

E' re.membe r m1V fCrvo rt tie ,s-me 11 00$ of' the oross ~

,Mildred Rieger 'OctobE;!lr 11 ~ l' 9:n

Jl1

[ IREMEMBER

[ remember my 'f[(]ther WClS, a Velry [able ron 1. n poet ~ r~r.Jf\"l. ~:'1'N, I .... ~ xos ve r\1 t:cf~ 1- .

'. _. ~. ~. ~ ,ir.lh ~ ~, ~ 11;i' n. ~ ,J' _. ~ I In

IN ot to. b nl[g.! but tie ~IClS 01 Ha rvord rmcllln and '~(jS Q]~\ay,s Dick,edi to. rect te Poetrv, Men have poet ry 1 n ttie[l r cheats

Qlnd s toaoc hs tmt: t he:y don j t exeres s therns elves. for fear theytd be ca' led silly or s1ss1es~

12

1 REMEMBER,

E was born 1 n czeenos ~ 'OV{I kt CD

1- -- -- ---0 ll] h .... l!J- e-- 11'11 .FII t o!"i/IioiIlFI I""1I'l'I1111 0..1 f" (I'] cdeen

r! a :sIUJ- ,; ,vii 511 U 'Y! "'l1iJd 1(...~.Ii Ji,''';'Y 'I,,; '--- ' ,_~ =-~ __ ~

'~'e hold n rd ce I) 1 ace 000 m/il lirm't 00 r

I1tldi (I '[ at: of ,e.h'~, ckens.! ducks·,,.. IC:O~S ~ ClIr1Q horses,

we' '~O r l(;;oo en rnv' fathe r I S! fa lim.,

"

i\I~;I" m- -;*' h ~J' n,'~i a Iji ted ii":I '1 nt Ilfiif' f' l.f\WiQ 1f'1~ !I'l:r _JJ!!._ J;;li!1 ... ,~ I'll. ""y '!.:I ,v ""I, 'Vnl'!;ill ;0:.

.

aool mlY f'(lthe r p lcul'tedl corn, whe~t~,

pot~toes~ eyerythlrnQ.

Anna tlI:ili!,rv:ath Oct.aheil'" '11 ~ 19.1n

~lhen .I was cbout flour 0 r f 1 va ven rs old I - ] li ked to m~ ke rlhymes

cnrn tnllt WCilS I"lhem ] s to rtec r\hMliIlf n!Q" s j, mill ng.rand hav i ng flulil wi t h r hwe~s i

I' 1. i ved ln (I house on o flU 1

w 1 'tthl IlIW Doren ts 'f 0 r ~bouilt 13, 'v,eCl rs i

It was pn!t.ty In lee beccuse I h~CI ~ lot of f r i. en~,s -,-

'But theY oo!ve Q],], leI~. SllD,~e~ red i Tlhilt was tn IE 1. ~ .. z,a~e,t h ~ew Je'lVs,e'Y;,

The '~a:l '[ p(Jp~r lin mlY nlOOi1I wm~, rea 1 n tee ..

1 ], i lkeij tt 'veri m uch .. =, 1 t was !:mas t 1 v 1)1 ue end wtil i te I

I It;",emem'be r my (Iunt he d CD. 1. 01): of oot s cmd !PCIn:$ beceuse she ] 1. ked to cook (I U ot I

S he u ~ed t~, keel) boo rder s to 0

becc use i. t wou 1 cI g tve her (I l:l tt) e mone:y 'I!

15

The'ra was ,0 CiQlJS in [ ] ,f, ked very mUlc~t~ land she. NO'S ,~,ce~skatlng cl l the 't',Eme"

~OP 1 e ], oyed tCl watch he r glFCl1cef'lull crcllne 1 n 9 on 1 ee i

Once she fe,~ I.", fi]'tol] lYe! Atr\,d: seen she diedL,

She w~s on].y ,1[3 year.s lold i

A feo] j o,lly pe'l!"s:on

went out of 1iIlI~ :[ i.fe

"'!hem ,she d 1 e.d Ii

I wrnnt@d to see, he r ofle 11~lS t t lrme' ,~1iI ner c~ffi n.

I Slaw' (I] 1 the CUltS 1001 her he(Uld

f ram tM oeerut j, 011 ~ aM wi,s heel I tmdr1l'"II: seen he r lafter' It] 11 i

i hud fI'1C1n~ 'f j, tfu r 11~, gh ts orte n~(] rd S il

remerrtler her lOIil:lntg]:y ,-,=

the ch ee rf u 1 SID~, le on that ftCICe', When [ see Ic:h 1 '[ drlen sml ~ j,ng

I con Pi I ctere my CIOUS 1 n - =

]' 'flee 1 IrlOsto 1 g j, c and ~a nn II

lhel metmo ry 1;5; :S t 111 very ~eep In me I

S Ll'5ia~1i! a J utars!!' OQ'mber.' zs, '19811

m

.

W~UIE

Wh tte I1W kes me t.h:~, fI1k,

oif' Woshlngton in :SDrAng~

We used to ~ljl~, t for S p r ,~,ng to ge!t new' t4'h 1 te B,nce.$,

Luc:y HCld,ge~ N.~\i'em b~r '1., '1 '9'81

17

Low'nde'r mo,kes: me th j n k of WSll I. thy' lPeoP'] e. . PHs:o .. we find v1e.ry mteresttnc peoDle ol~i]y'S ~iear I, rng 1 t I '1/'e ry, 1mI' ortnn t peo{J te

nrten 9Ert dire's sed In 1 aV'en der too. ~

A P IF j, n ces s cl ~ ys d resses ~ In LClvende r . I 1 ~ ke the, color pet' se

j ust b'v its,~Ef'~

,M lid Ired R':tiege'r' Novli!!1mber- ~: '" Hun

EmTiEFII1I U(

B,ut te Ulm l l k rulltke. s mne' t h~. WI I( of my. ch i ldtu:md . W'e loved it so, as children

so rt olf as t fI 1 t '!HE~re crnndy.

\LIte f,ought til th the old er Pf·(}p,l e

for the P.1 e ee of butte r f 1 oct i rHJI on toe

Lucy Hod~ge$! 'Novel'llliber 1,; 198;l

19

VEll~'

]' flee 1 hClP;PV 'wheln ,[ Ii!LJVie 'y~ 1 ], OW' on Ci(] Ulse ]' dun I' t have 1. t of ten i i • I t 1m ke s ft1e~ tlh ink of' the 'f 1 ower;s, on the hill ~here I grew UPi

i i Ii

H@Jirflirii Ci 'UiFill. N.o'Ven'!lber r, 1 Bam

GIREIEN

G rOOH urm ~e.s lfIile t h lnk Qif ]: re lend even tno LLglh I~' ve nevar been there.

'G reen clso liIilo.kes rrms tht nk of G r1Bemhorn:s: !

Wi miiilm Mer ri~" Nol;lt\!E!fji,ber 1 j' Hr.8 1

21

,

,

l~IlUE

:[ lOVE btue,

:[ 've 0 hlOYS '1:~ keij b 1 ~e'~ en OV€'r'i

Anna HQrV2ttillili 'NoveMber 1I,~ 11 98;1

-")'1 ~~

B], ue 1. S mY 'fovor:[ te co], or r

It Is the: open v 1 EM of the .s kY

,over the, wor 1 dl'J TtJ,e he rl :zon

Is the QPen blue ~lr,

I],ue' end green;l or {]~ru.(lFI1IJ(]r:!ne ~ s t!he color of tne ,ocean I

lhe su rf j! s 't/hi t,e ,dane: i 119

onl top of 'th,e 'NU'le $, II

'~[hi te is 01'[ so the; color Qf (h~~llthl I O~(ly (Ill ve Clndi re.1J ~ t oour r,QW

whl te end dead,,,

[Purple 1s Ute color uf rowl oJnJ.lw;entrntl,on. Grey :1 s 'the bnc It olf a rel:e 1 ngl no rse,

Bl'ack Is too: color ,of 01 vel vie' evening gm~n in wn 1 th YOU dcnce tI(]'P'P 11 y at t he go rden

PCl'j't1

after the, s,un goes down,

Ve 11 ~,.Ii' Qlfeen.! ana b Ius, [J re the co .[ ors of J eolnlJsy ='~

envicm:s 'fee. 1 ']JI9S stocs bH)oo c1 rcurotton i

!i[WL~!Eilnl!11!~. J I!fI;Bsi

1M ~V!l!iflllber S ~ '1 SEn

23

r &ona~' I mve tOI get 0 ld] evell1t~ra:[.l y so I I1:1~Y' cs ~In oecent It

CiI'S ec rly CIS oesstbte

~H) I i' III be r,ecntv tor it when It comes,~

I cen t t get ClWO~ from it ,--

eve ryone ~ClS to ge t M) ],d event LOOI] 1'!J "" .. I don't. think I III blSJ !angrY

when I get 0:[01

cnuse I kJH)~ ] hove t e C!lCCJ6,Pt 1 t 1 '1 ~e eVe'lr)l'(me' €l] s'e I.

He~'fi::!Ii!J !GilJira Nlo.vember S ~ 1,9S1

2iI,

~,HAT I SEE :~ N THE: M I '~Ro.R

"[ see that 11m not as 'young Ola; ], used to be, Thl!,ngs, are gettilng a :1 tttte bl t hardier

1:1 ke: my [ltouse~urk." ], set storted

and have to 1£10 over It,

I' d'onll·'t" 1,00"'" 01" g-'O~O· A ns I use tOI

iii '. ,.I. ". ,f';, . ¥' " u U~ , 'r.:!'iSJ' " ~

say ~ {II mont h rog{J11

I roo}}Y wouldn" t, mind sett hlg old rCOU5'€! "I'd 1 Ure· to see, .ITrnYsel f that ~'mt-' j Who knorwsol I mew not be hers tomorrG.~' 'YOU cctn never te 1.1 ~,

/HeJnan G IJFSl NO\ftemb.fl1l" 51,!! 198,1

25

fRUTH When yOU get.old _

Cleo til t s ], oo'IU rli91 f c r vou.

~ ut dect III is; not the' on ly th i ng rnbout ~ld rngei It's a natural

g row ttl process. ~loiIJ r 'f) rob,l ems !~J'et 1 es S (18 ]t@IU ,get 01 der II 'Yo'llJtr eXDe r i ences

of the 1J(l s t tecnc,h ,YOU what I sri glhil: '& w rona ,.

] f 'YO U were reel I '!I yo,tlng once

¥¥,u Y~:~:~Ji g~~db~gu te~I&~I~I~I$ for 0,,](1 Clge ~

y.p u (lOll' t resent gett i ng ('.I 1 d [i,

wh-ein' vou have !QlriOWIl fr(J/ifl eht ld to Qd11.J11t~ f rOIn ad III t YOU tlor¥e to, 'grow into 0- 1. d ~!ge!

~a~g~\~~~(!rS:~j~ ~~gP W gf~~~~~ ~M!n old lill!!

Igrm~~, ~~:~: .. (]nd ~ee. t,oo'lr _ (In~.lles!

I nr mY oooFt ~, I(]].N(]YS Tel t 1(ounf) . _ .,

s 0 ~ {lI'ways fe 1. t cl lOse t.OI it he young ~H3fllier(] 't 1 on n,

SInce I hod been 0. teacher _ _.

:l t ~(jI.S (J l'~OIYs, posst bl e to be 1 n contnc t:

W 1. t h' youn~ ~eo3;lII:~,.I'. _.~f1d _ I . wps. Q:[ i!lll(YS Ihop.py to he.[ p tnelill tn n:mg h mv exoer 1 ences !

I '(ll~IOVS fa 1 t r j. cher as th~ 'yea rs Ii!JElll"ti: by.

{o'~~':y~s OI'~~~'~.B:~ - hild - e,nOUQ h - know' 1 ledge - . - .-. -

OH:I '(j:ge isthe cage oif' '~:l~er pea;ph~i

:J look to (] 1 d age wI th Q"Pod fee 1 ~,ng,B I

O'n 1 'Y ,S 1. c Kness Cllna. s Uf'f e ring -

Im]lk,~!s me 'NQrlfjl.j never o:~dl age!

rh~,,8 ,[ s wlncat I _ feel!

,he Truthir OnlY trutn

_.eeps me IJjJ 11 ve~,

s ys.a nn~ J Y~l5:i

iN overrd:.e,r' 5" 19:m'~

:26

] tee I ho'ilPY rat he r toon unhappy i

]: try to do. thH1QS even In old age i

n t." s a (::liooJf art.

that YOU con dQ ttll j[ nss now thot YOU cOILf]dnJ t Ido befor'e~ My ~uslc turned out better eV"ef11 th.o,'l!]gh my cse i S· 0 1 de r I

[ don't ~ind old age at a[]~

MU;drcd Rh~!gei" NO\N!lI'Iberr' til.. 1981

27

iern'li"ll~: n~ Trii !Ql -:. J,II";~ 'UJllUl!

~~y IH"~g!i:s NnllffiiDew' 16~ 1 Yl

'~~Ar I· SIEIE our MY ~I NDON

Mj~ldf'ed Rh:~r' November- rs, ~ gel

:[ love 1 em Ikl ng OIU t. sane-lit imes I ,d 001; t'l Wtlnt YOH see when YOU loo1< out pr,ooablY leV,eFyone sees.

oml it'h:Oit oo~s me fee 1 good Ii '[ l'lIeWe'f stopped. to t h 1 nl!{

what ~ eto 'U ktli 1 ll~ tt oIl. ~

Ai 1 lof t'lle' windows CD re ct osOOI iI

Yo u wonc1ler whet.r 5: be'hl nd t'hem. i I, something good~ bad~ SQd . iI i

I ~ih/ays eru oYled the' fUJI i se

of the ehl loren plcfYlng'

o lIftS.! de title wi ntJow.

LIlfeY' Hodges Novembe;r.· 2:2." '1 ~un

30

.31

Marlon. TMJiBI" f'i!bTI:iIr-y 91". 198%

SCIHDDt CHIlD~lEN j'S PLAYT]:MIE

Oncle I had (II ~:l nd()r~ nc ross 'if rom {) ,SC heo l1/a rd ~ I haV,e It li n ~y iIII1 j, nd Clil 'Wlllt'S '.

Tlkev iiili'iI.riI;Ci IAI ] ot n,f' not f- e 1f'-t'i'IiIiI'I' e t "I' -1iI1- ffi.c'

~ ~ I·.J IINUlJl~ lui! ,U . - U Il ~u !oJ. ~ lillY. '.: -, Yi'ili ~I

because kjds, ], n that (lf~re were vent no t u rlJ.l • The nJij i SIB' ~OISi my i nvi tc t i 011 ito tile w't In d,QW •

'[ @iF ten SCiIrI Q red- ho~, red boy ~.l c Ik 1 ng the DO 11 ve nl eff:1 cl snit l 'Ij ~ Glilid the 0 the rs respected

~ ~ s C(JIp~C [ 't,\!" • He WOS the 1 eoder nfr the g FO'Lij)}

and h~ ~lso had 0 whlst]e~

1 was s@ attrGcted to the ~lcture that s,me t t mIles ~hen [ hsord the 111,01. s e'

I '~erI t to look ou t: ~ I twas IIJ beaut~, fUll S OUlnd"" the s.cujlild of j 0)1 c oon l1i1'91 f rom so [Il[]ny t h rout s

(It the sme t~,rrne' . II. ;

the Wl('lV t,hfV' seve themselves to J!lJY.

That W(m retJ Ilv port: of illY I ite == the IJ] (lIY~ round w:i th the' no i s e "

:S'YS!;!!nrI~ J IJitt!iils'l ~,ovemlber 15, ']'9l(nl

33

'1 HE Ct1l I MIliEY

On the rt.ght side to tne c;hlllill1e\l

i. s a YO ung '1 adlv d res sed i til gre,en ~,-

green shoes-, sreen gUWll and a sreen perusol., s;rhl9 IS \i'lery fIi1uc'h 1 n U ave w i. til the· ch 1 mney becoUlSre S,h€r!.-.":5 ther! 1.11 all kinds er w'eCllther. [ wat en he r eve ry. doy =.~ 1 tltu nk sumedIl,v ste

iJiJ i gilt move. tnot 's, wjhry :1 ~!J'1t en he r 5:0 Irtterrtlv.

I th1nk ['m in love with the chi~ney tao.

N ~l'lIa :S;ara;ppa 2,1'1 $,1,82. --

':2"~ • .:;;;t;Ioi.

i A,KIING ,A C H~~CE ~ r llH IRQMM CE

I~m en ~ ¥er~ big ship

and .t~~ a very boring afternoon ~ ! ~ so 1 tnousht I ~ @ tn ke (II chcnc e

end wr~te this note to YOU,

You see. the ship dcesn6t hijve

a s i ngi] e nJfficmt 1 C person on I t,

o n d ]' wi. slh 1 tmd sOlrmeo ne tile re

to dance with ~ei ]f YOU find thIs note

I h -P'~, ~j' .... u ~.JI'~ I] mee"t' ffIi1e tnr the !\-;''''!PIf"ii~1 i:i.ndl'· i'rIlg "

(J, IE ~'!I,;!, [If ~ ", " ' 11111, '<.!! i 1'11;0 U II;.!! , ,'I-" l!' l!;;i " 1.11 •

LU:GY Ilriodge5

N oV'a1llbelr :22:" 1 9'31

mE CAREfUl.

Be, ver,Y ccretul reodlngl notes tn botttes III • II

Becuus! H: I/IlGY be f reml the BlOs'ton Strong er looking for 0 v1ctlm~

W~ Il!i:!Wi I\i-t~i"'il:"j'5Q1n No.vembii;!il"' zz, 19:e 1

,35

]' 171~. gIn th rON' a ltil)iltt:m e out to s eo beaause :1 111~' to aee i 111; ,boulnce ebout i

Whmt :I wou 1. d wr:[, t~ on the note, I put: ,~. ns :iJJe 1 s '~fhe best: Qf '[ uck te '~hoever' 'f i nds tn is. I ..

Mlil'dr-eciJ IR,E~gef" IN~!O<ven'!b'er 22~. ~ ;9]1

17

uvr I~Ui I NI lHE. II IGKT HOUSE

[ ttJl~W1lk it: would 00 d~~r'es.s:lrilg tOI H,ve tile're un1 ess 't~e .t~jeo 'WG :SO! rough (lIIrUlI ect i v,e

ttn,art YOU ceu Idn ,!, t: ~(Ui!PI YOU f' eyes o:~f'f 1 t ~I 1ft he' S~~ was net i v'e :[ t: WOtU d be

on illl1,i,mtl'(e;[iI slJbJ act - Ii I :l 'f' the sea I~O s plo t,h:l

the;re NmJ ~,d 00 Il!Jth.~ ngl 'to fneus on II No lrJKN1eme~t" TlhJe (lie 11: ~,Ion of' the W!l:tle r WOld d 00 S t ~11I1'tJ ~ ut l n s to 11ItE'

as 'oPJ;)osed to no met i om m l:l :~ ke 'to s ee t~iIIt:UJghts lIiIlo\',e 'from o:mu:!~ m lid to another II ~ ~ J ust OS :~, 1 i!ke 'tioo !!JO¥emeat be1!~een ~eo~)'] 8 wt'fh Ideas ]Irli (] roamm

~ i.lgli!'t ,~1[~I~' ] l~l:n/le IIi!1OVMmrrl! ,In mY' 1 G9S " ~ ~ the oo'rves go nnrfild (lml round

as, 1 if' they werle 1 Iill (II coff'~~ illr ~,n de~' I' Jut. "tHlC:k to the ~ 1 ctu r,e ~ ! I

I ~ou,~,d: 1 Ute to see more of 'the 1,1 ttte s:U ver 'f 1, sh

~ MllUnd too bn 5)e lO'f 'E~~ 1 i 19'ht:hl)U~M! I I' iii

the f 1. s h 'til] lite, nway the mon crtony' of WClV,~S

I ~1I'\''''n-'' '.,'"1iI'1I • r"'iIIg.lC'! 11:II'ri.,.i!1Orn, ~i!ill'rl!ic!i~,~,

~~I;l_ _ 1l!l1UI1'I!!"~,,", ~I;!H '!!,Ii,l! T "'"'''"' II ~ ~

MJrry 1M ~~h8n INwem'b!!! r :!9;r 'I '9Ei:1

AT 'HiE L I GHTHQUSIE

I t rem.[ nels. me of Mia]. ne ~ S:Q .1 t. feoos, my brain

und I won"'! lhOve cny PCiI[n cmd I won't say it Olga!:!. n ,

ICat-.oll ~nei 1i hamp'~n NoveunOer !9~ 1 SfU

~ .f d '1:1 ke to :1:1 Vie 1 ns! d)e the! 11 glhtholusle, moo brllngl I, ',ght 't.D o~hers " " ~

'h.e. ~.1 gt1thous e h.e]. ~S: pe'op 1 e .. S ee

'wJteiile 'tllliley. IQ re 19@ I ng ~

Tbot ~' ~ s·o ve~Ii'Y imp. Dr t,(lInt .

TM f~.ltr aroundi the 11. Jhf-:us:€!: bring Qctiy~tV and life

·when th:~ MS, Iget 1 WU! 1 Y II

[ IOQU:~ eml ~ t ge·t: [ooe:~ y ·~.iw'ln9 In tN: 1 ightooue

becouse I'd know :[ I d b e glV'.~ ng . ,U '9ht to smenme IOlJlts Ide'i

IMlldill'm Ilger November l'!/l,f ',gn

Ai lHE LI GlfHrfrOlISE rnere I s '9r,eot po~e'r and p.eoce

,5 Ulrruund i ng 'the 1 i ghtholuse n i i (lmj the re I s oreot ~ rio teet :W ,on

fram the oce~n == no one t~n attgtk~

lhe ,s,ky ,~;s a 1] 'g rey ClJl'ld' detoress i I1g ~-, I wo'U ld l t ke tOI see S OOile birds flit in g~. they would: or i 119 ]. i fe tot he slky!

'[ ~OIlJ] d moke the I J. gil mouse ve ry n i ce

(]i1~ COZy tnsice -- 'Kl1 th r.dctur~s on too walls and (II 1 i b r(]:ry ~nd recordi nss '~h i c In rn Noul d p:[ oJ n i. gh t cmC1 dUll ~'l thQUl!t· d], st u rb i lUll anyo~1OO I I Ii ,And no net glhbor~ no i se Woli 1 d eve't -(I i stu rb me I

There \ii![DUld be nn traffic to disturb me eft ther I ! 'I' And the hen I. thy' sul tv sea ij 1 t ~ullll d {:I[MlI"]e' IlJP

to me,

throu~h ~y windowi But I would m~ss the gre~n t rees outst de my ~'~,ndoN II

:S;WiilIlIilIlna j utasii Noyt;!flllbell:" :2 9~ 1 ",1

'BlMIKS ,AND D OiS

~v mind is a serl es olf blanks ond dots ~ rhe dots ren re sent wo rds.

the blanks represent thoughts, The thoughts 0 re IJl1exp res sed i

I f 1 001 the t ~ lor of t h~, ng's nave vn h] ShtH'jj they v(Jnlshed into the blanks.

It's not ecsv,

W'hot 1 SOy rt ngs true f or me anyway.

[ 'r 1 nd I con' t ge t ClI COIIIllP 1 ete th,ought ever j! or Ictal v, or since I ~tn stck,

Mall"Y [Nathan NIl)'IIembe It' ,29", '1 9611

Nothi~l" is rooll'i lev'leu a Iblg~k ,I, i • Ttiere'" s no such ttl.1 ng as tin empty mi.nd. I f I feU tnere WCl:S ICiI b 1 onk

I j d wont to get bu Sy ond put s onetnt ng I n the re [I ] 'd :[ I ~e to f:i nd out ¥I,hot j' s i moo rtnnt

To tt l l the' rrnindi uP.

MUdrled IR,ieger De.ce.:mDer 6: ~ -;u '00']

Re~ding and listening to YOU reod end t~lk m® I\es yo. u di i n Ik -of wji'lGIt: other peopl e th i. n k.

Helen (ii~", D~,ber 6 .. H+B,l

We' cvo td the sudne'Ss [w f"[ 11 i ng lJlP eocrr o the r Illy t(11 King to reach other.

As soon (Is, YOUI nove t111]'klm;;!" 'YOU i'mve thoughts.

MU,dred Riege r Decem bet" 6~, 11 '9 n

Our memonl is. real 1 v all we have to ]. j ve on. A.1] nneJnor f es oren ," t sood.

Some are terrtbte.

Inn I crnrn of t 9 1 ve theml U P [~

Marry Nathan Decem bel" 6" ~l '9'81

,~ ~ ,0 respectmve mind

000 :[ wrOnt :1 t to s toY tOOlt ~'(]~', When the I'm i nd is b! m:ked

there Is no (.flliIi1!LJIJ1 :1, cct i'0Il1~1 no g("[owt h ~ PeoP',~ e w~, th bl], ocked ffi]f~ md $; oonl t ,d ~ sest rl3~' thoughts i They.' re 1 i ke C(lWS

cit'tev.l ng the smm g ra~s s over end IOyer.

u IF e ccn [be 'Ie ry htl rd 'f 0. r IPeo~ Ie

- ,

I,d ttl bt at toed m:l 005, [I Tllrley carl rneVle,f go ,c:niheod

tl1ey am 011111)' se bock II My.' 1iIt~,[mI i 5; open

to ev,eryt'hl! ng tihut i s new J tihrJ t me] k,tS me [~w[ow I] 1: em ve ry hC;D[PV the t wo,y [I

Whem Q person~' s m11nd ], S ,. loc,ke.d

ttU!y con not IgJO ~d, th the rh!lith1i of tre wor:U~I" 'They stoll 1 n one p[IOlea,"" fo!t'eVer,

S,iU~lIi!l!li!!i!I .Ji lItas.1 [a:!Ilec~Jber 5,,!, 1! gaUl

I IN IHE KI rOH1EN

M\rlst peop 1 e 11 Ike the Kl tcnen ~, I ,~

IM9COiIJS'! 1 t ' s (I P 10 ce .

~here. YOU dan't nove to Ibe toney i

yOU CIOli ~ d wea r (J1iI (Jl~ ron ~.'f YOI[J 1 i kie.~, anel' 1 ru te ro 11 ":l 1 et your flO ~ r down~,

It doe sn I t tU:Jv,e to be. J us t so,

HII the J< 1 tthen. 'YO IJ get ,down to. s ~·1JlP Je 1 deos .

EvM~ If YOU ~l~ve, c9ma~y ,~n:d the table .

IS all set UP for teo-time --

s,ome,onl! .w1.] 1 he] III yotl creek the nuts"

or DOl!Jn~ t~e sugar. . . the. ooomuni ty' helps ~ me 'C ClIFmun l tv enlovs ~'.h at they h(],v.(~~

the i r hcma,s 1 n • ], t fee], s ~orne-l.l k,e ;

You don't.' talk ph~.losoo'hy HI the f<i tcnen. Tl1e em li v . t ~.me yo u get p:~U los(),p.hy

1 0 th~' •. q ~~:ltIen 1 s w~en. the glU(Y s g~t toget:he. r to ~'~ 1 flY' 00 rdlS __ . P Ul,t tnat _ ph 11 o$(kPhy

coesn "t real] y me~n (IllY t.h.f ng .

women eXchanQ'e rec tpes 11 and 1 en] m the t hl nk:L rl9

that \~ent into the p tes or pulddi nss i _

And eve ry pot and pan h [IS ~ t s . ,'OWl'll oersena] I. ty

one! s tory I TIiI·lllgS. o reo tasty flrom 0 certot n non.

lhe:. Gtll!ilos[P,rere', 1.5 'WOI1lJl '!l,rd wje .cOj.lla not, ], 1 ve without ~l.l the nouris.r.ment of the kitchen.

Millry N"t~a ~ D'1I!IQiI!m~!"" 1, 1981

45

tUa 'used to! hove a m ll,}!re!ljl en·che st Ir\'i

I,n too lPO rln r ,~", m~Ml1I1 111I,~elil,;iIl Clh 1 l(l ren ,i, Ii i

'~' ~I'~ tl1ye'd tioo Ig) i (limO II ~nd ~ m:llS OI]\r!fO'S; 'tfle' c 1. own il liE' cn.*d !ol~[J's oGllled me out

'Ii'D·" ~ ,~'~t-'n-" Will ;;;'FftITU.

~." uu ~~_IIW I lIJ~~~ "-_ ~~"'_

i1i~ey knew :[ tmd ~ tin me

10! 'tiheY''''d nev;et :~,et _ resr,

Th~ Dorlor WOI p)oln but CO~y~ l't ;lmd a [1 ICtJ:~ ers Y~l:I IHrn light my ~ I en 1'; 'tl1:~,nk of' Dl!{I:sQJU, r'~ es when ~' '~hlnk o,'f the PCllr 1 @,r i

CetiL'e'Vihl\i!li:!! iLte.dlgl!!!w D~b4!u,,' I ,3,~ '~~tB,1

'PERC:V iHE: (:LOWN

WhCllt J o.~' He ge'l' 'f rom Just wCltdh 1 I1QI the c 1 OM! ! ,~: sn t the! 'choml f, ns !

He '1lOO1keS IlIIe' th:l nk of' t he c t reus '~hen j, t OClfirlEtS to tiONO i

IEvery' time he cll11 nses 1111. s POSi 1 t inn W~ get anoth~r Ilttl~ BQUgh~

He m~,ke:s 'OU 1 0 o~ h[]pp~y

heccuse he: 1 (lob ,hnppy I

The re"~ S c t: 1iliie '[0 hOIL~'hi

mld u t ~,me to' e rY ~

-L ~ t- ht- 1- -e- - el iI"i'llJl'1ll Ili'lhiFjl~· t- r '11" i\.'!.'!' c- ""'111 I"' .... ,U 'm;!"lllt..;:; ~

II .. . 'Y. I U-'l~ II.J nl ~\.!II~ "- r;\~ " .. ~ . J!' Y', I YI ~1W r

Whol dires,5ied y(Uj IUP t nat ~mI?

You 'li oak, s i e1epy' Ii Wou ld YO tJ l lke t n go, to, bed? y'ou 00 iii , 11: even S1l:rmd up!

J UJS t :SO y,m..!' Ire he re

it doesn 't Ilil(] t:t er 1 f yoU can s tOl'1ld IJ;IF 1110 t OJ Even 'though YOJlDt he~ r t l s b reClli(,n I1g

Iu unh 1 ,i"niI-n-- 1- ifIIlll m'l!..

!!.iI- ::i!'.~1 Un', 'I,,!I"'-I<~lllh

[MY 'PERCY BABY

10 nme 'tIne clown 1:$ l:l ke 10 _ bablY wtth sl:.tc:n a beouti f'ul sm1'~e and, (J true t r lie f I],C8' "

I cen not be 1 bnr€ he can be unhaDPV' j, He rns 31uCll1 01 good face'

I U 1 kl~ to IC(] ress '1 til

I 11 ke hits eyes the best I I,! ._

they u ra so se rene ll ke (I new DO rn babY" s =[ con r t s too ICO ress 1 n~ ht ,5 f cce

000 l'ootd ng lin t (D h:l s eves.

Whl1,e he v'l is 1 t s rnB-" he concen t: rote $,

on 8mi 1 ] n;g~ and that".s whcrt teuehes me i I ccn not ~ , Jlil.(]g][ ne him c ry tn 9

n 1 s eliles" gre' ,510 open 'Cll]d er 1 9 ht , ,

~ wo~]!d 11 Ke' to tmve film [al~ClY·S, by. 'ow. s idle I ~~ brings me cheer to see him here.

Mo-ybe ~f tar o~h ~,1 e ] wou 1 d see rt dl~es

.In I11S. fac,~ I The cheer wou~d ole over!

But stt 11 he. ~Ou.ld Slll~ ie, ~is e}I"es

woul d rellrlrJ 1 n b], IUe. end ml n d~, .

Susanna J utasl December u: 5 ~ 1: :98,1

Sp r 1 n91., I t ~ S [I J Oy y'I~U" rei hfH1!l'! y'ou mila k,e, me! tee 1 f roo r soo'eh(l~1 ~ i~'1 tnout ~mow] rnQi whY',!! YlOU make me fee]. rno re eheerfu I !

I l i kie yOU r ~rreien cO' 1 0.1 ~ $po r 1 ngl~!

IEwn iCll] ynll r d 1 ff e rent shades of 9 reen somehow' e()(IC~, te my SenSH!S i

Yo UI j' ria the ens 1 lest sea son to II \1\81 tll1n:mglhll [ s(lftrneho~' "fee 1 ttClIPP II er w"i t h vou ~ arOIlJM II

Mi I:dFed IRieg:eF De~ember 20.. '~I g~n

lJ I LOVE 'f HEM ALl.rif

'[ love oil seesons. efH)ecHJ,lly Winter!

'Pd l1ke, to ,say' just one thirHJ to ':L ~lnter:

I 110 pe YOIJ won ~ t. get too IC.O 1 d bec<Cluse, I love 'YO U w'nel'll YOU s re not H

I cou 1. d never se t rrnati at y OILI no maitt'8T what: I

1 ], ~ Ire S'D ring tOO'1I1 when green CC'tH3'S

and music fills the olr~

]n S~rlng 1.f@ Is ~orth living again!

L,IUCY 'Hodge~ D~b.e[r 20 ~ ~,981

:50

(!I!"'iil!!l 'Il' a.1rc- ~ it; HE rn iE'" ~I

~rINJl,II"] l,~ .- -r\Ib~,

Dear Spr:U:I!~~

1: U.ke' yOU very much beootiSe 'YO~I Dr,W [lgi 'WQ mitt}

l nto our times ~ No't l~, te' 'w tnte r ~.ilInA 'I" ~ iI!"J~'l,;-l iijln,ljII ;i"oh i ~I ~I "" -

~'L r~ :.....!ili !Jpl~.!LJ ~_ f~ \li I W, ,W,.~i t!l

III '~ftjjoPD !i;mi i *'~ 'Ii"i!i;j"j;ii?t·

,~. ,W.'!41!~l!1;ii ,"~!y 11l.111iR;,;: U!!'Y' .... I._-.

wh~n 'the: f 1. o~~rs come UP

f rml the eDtth emu 'too 'It F'ee:s:

enen ~~ I' en 1 :[ oren l:W ~e to. gO 0 ut

1 n oS·pr ~ m,gl ~ In,e w.o mut'n 'mles: them ~jJWil ,i

.K~I~ G!!I-r-a .I)~1ber' 20." 'l'l:n

,5:1.

W. ~ nts r D~dd;y J. as we ceo 11 ed y'OU

l n t '" 0 1 ell alUnt rY of. :[ u 'ked ,OU

~,~ mY' ye unger Y1M! rs whem - : I '~v1~d in tne old CelD 1 t 0 1 ~ B u,dlope,s t ) sUf'round1ed!1 b'y sno~':'covered 1- i 11 S'I

'~,h9n I ,e'ome Ih.tlnle (lfr ter 51: IhOCl[~

:[ PU t my bcoks down

and took t e s 1 e<i Qih II

~' ~uu III dante In the snow' and run 11;0 mneet 1iIW' f r '! 00 cis

and _', e lid s Ie 1 gh dONn the /lll 'toge'th:er II

o til :Sul1Idavs; @I b:~ g c. ro~d olilf' us

WOU 1 d take the' t rCllm"lIQ '!I 11IJ' the' mounta! ns w 1, '[hi our skts fI we [hod 'tjhe b:l.gges't, JOY sitl w ns dO'Nfll the f'ores! tro 1 m s ,I

1 nl tl1U! ,at' temeens we us uall y wen tout to ti . 1 ce :~d;:i(J t ,~,J\g rt nk lund enl OYIId

f ~,'9U re :1 £)! s:bt ~ ng CF:ld wotc-h :llllg the .dol eers

on the, ! ce II SO the whe 1 e season

19ayle 'Us 'big f'ot'he-r ,1,0''''1 !I

SiEiifll!lili8, J lutn:sl g~ bel'" 2~" ~ 9811

II,! l' W ~ s Ll1 ,j';

, .~!i}..n ~ ~ I

~ wi:S h ~ '~\QU 1 d be heu I thy ~

'[ ~d sh [ cou ld ~D' rk Clga tn =,= ~ wo.rk! I ~ i sh I CIOU ld be' outdoors ~

I 'W i. sh I com] d cook 'C) so 001 rm!OO 1 1 tnl my' k~, tc hen. '[ W j, stJ to 5'00 rm~ 'g'rt! ndch ~. ] d ren ril90l.i n,

eVlery w~ekend,~

I wish I could do trIps.

], wt s h I COIJ 1 d see C1]], the p I (lees ~: IP h]r1ru:~d t o see, ~ wish I coul~ g~ to ~srael~

]' '~d s hIe OlJJ 1 d see Horrol! L

[ wish ~lsQ to visit Europe agaln~

]' rd s,h ]' C ou I d m~e to su rope' f or good

] :i ke I ~os suoaose to befo re :I got sic k" I wi s h I cOUJ~.d C3(] rn money (19gl~ In

to s 1 ve 1 t UWOy to CUll/One ,[ !Ncnt to;

I wish lillY' do ughte r woull d hove a sood ,[ 1 'foe -,-, ,she has non~' nOl~ ,.

I wI sh eve nl t'n~ ng '~o l!J]d be~ as it WO:S

bef "Olr,..:. ]' i"iI;\"i;T,. '~Ii F' Lr

L!~ ", ~ : ~UII.lr. ~,[[~,fi....

I ~'i. s h 'tID nove miIY' hrnlll8 ~(]C ~ (IS: '[ t W(JI$,~ 1 wish' I could walk,

I ~H sn I ~)ol.n.d 9\0 to too be t h r~aliJt by IrnvS;Et~ 'f ., .r wI sh the re '~OllJ,] d be pe<llce on SIlJ rtn

C] nd ~eop 1 e w-ou 1 dll1 ~ t kl:[ '1 oolclh other for money i

5,,3

'W: w,l sh I d :ldn ~ t oove thl s nanSrMlse '~O do i,

~: ~~, sh I had on mbre 11 01 (1m 'o,wfStl,OOSi fOIIf" my' slilPpers i

,~: ~,~,,$h I Id:! d'liii ~ II! ~ve til WlUr nl mboJWJt. :hCN 11'JW' niece loolq, l :s,hO!lJ'1 CI1 'be ~lbl e 1[10 ~ (We he r fOlf' he!I!",~e 1 'r.,

I w 1 s h tiile ] ove she 9 1 V!s out wmJ '[ d ,cane bac'l/t to 00 r'

,t~o flold"

l w':~,slfll l MOiiie Imf I[ l(i'theJ$ "lEH:~!

I' ~lslr1 l' cn~~~ t fl<JN'e to w{J!~t for l11e'als! wtm't do ,~ w ~ s,h? I have le~le rlt th U19 I ne,ed"

,m' .1.s'll '[lire decters MO'IlJ:~ eli ,e_ Nh~n I e'xpect tlnOOl,j

that's g me~n th1ng~

1~l1Jem ylOU Inllt: In a recuest

endl they d,om' t sltiL:ow 1llI1l! 'fo IT weeks.

]: w 1 s:tJ 'ttu.~! ~ea tner WO U ],d c 1 €lIar UP so I: eoul d '9ij OIJts: l'dl~ ~

M~ry Natiharri J:ii1IiiI~ry a, '1 9D2J

11::111 ,~

I used to ho~e beautiful hijlr~

] used to rood (] tot end nrcct 1.CCll.l~ ], i ve In the ].ibrory eV€J'Y ~ay of my Uf'e'.

ThClt's; gone.

[ used to read nl ,[ the Wtly ba c k f ram the 1 t bra II)! wi. t hnut 1. ooJlt1 1nr9 1 ef t: 0 r r f 9ht i

I used to get into trDub[e~

I ussd to set [punished for tntnss I did or d1ld rlot ,do.

f~f(] ~ W(] S IiIifV f ij the r ~ (]I ],WOIYS 1 00:1<:1 ng for o reason to hurt me,!

[ OOY l ed ch.11 ~ ren '~(hn htld fCllti1ers they cou 1 d love' and trust:

You c ou I d not t rust my father 'I' Y eu COUll d

not '[ ()\U~ hIm ~

[ I fc~'~1 te hO-VIC nee un f III I 'kl"l'ln'il'~oiJ r i t ~ n'ii"ii

, U£!!'Cl.I ,!i.!' ! 1 __ 'I;i L! y, ,~ ,,_ IU - 111\,11, ljJ,n' ,1;::;1;!

beoutt tu], rt rndng strtcs,

l usee te pa,~ nt . on )Ie's! ,And [ .1~, ked it.

I WOIS Ih ,HJh R v thoug,lht of t 00 ~ ] WQIS, (] 11;)(111 rate r ,j s P<Jll nter ;

I hn~ nn In-~'o;rh t~'ent'

_ _ u!;,,!! I;.II.! ~ JjI c ~ I !i.Y .. !!" II~" ~

[ u8,ed t ~ (lind. ]: still do, rnmrrl~ge wit Ihout mem i

M,alry Nat m,n Jan !lJ:31...-Y' ':3,,," '~'9 8 2

55

POEfitS.

POOIKIS ore J list wo rds

~nd_ lt~g _I1Qw_·t:~ey~· re J ntned to,g,etlilelr tmt d'etemllines whOit Jdnd

of :~oems th~' 11 bel.

Poems [0 re ell f 0 m, of c song '0

I Ques·s, poems CI [WClY'S !J rei song:::; ~ senss J IUS t ~u.g,ge,~t_ thems e l:VEIS

to people who ~lng~ _.

We mallQe poom s because· ",e want to s,'! Ingl~! ~, S!.l~D~S~, Cl _retd .~o~~ . ts ,singing]

[I [.], tlhe. ttne to h mlr$e.l f .

Pooos: (I re ,song 5'11,

The creott W' sense :1 J3 FS(] lly soaeth ~,ng

ourte unto 1 ts.;e'lf I lifO '~·iII~.t,e oo·etry

'YOU [nerve to find tnrrdtJ: thqt somid ,good

_6 tnJC~ togethe r ~ _ and the Idecls nove te be' poet 1 C I Bet'ore Y'O u ccm. be CI 130 od paet yo u oorve to ,i1eOlrY(HJr ,Ipoems Ins,ld~ your head.,

W~en YQu 'f], sn ar.oull~ __ :l nst de y'(]~ r ~ectd

1Fo r tne ~u rids Y'[OU '~ont to put i ns l.de

the song" H: gets. tetter ondi better.

,Mliilflm'll ·t,liI!fine1' Fehrl1.l:lil"y. 1 ~ Hm·l

] ~ONilllIER,

I wmu~ er w;hv' the rle' S so IF! udh bod 1 n t he NO r r d Ii :I wonG er l1\hlY hum III nCl't IJJ re :[ $, 8XPOS:€l{[

to so much bodne8s~

'[ w~nd~r ~f there, wt1] b@ ~n~the~r

, I'IIV! II 0;;;1 .lL, " _ , ~ ,:I,,!, •• ~,' y!, "

scientific d1sco¥erv

that: 1 t ,I 5; In at necessc ry trnt the n LII11CIIil Irnll1d

b reeds ,ev 11111

I wonder If the'world will finally fl~d Deace. I !~on~ er '~~'lCit h,lLQifIoJnJ u 'f e Wo uld be 1 i kie, then!

:I '~ond e r 1 f ~e(Jc e c,t'/lJIe!s ~tlethe r the Ire

will still be evll~

1 wcmd er if the s lt~, en t:1 fie ell~, scove r 1 as, ~f tQ~(],Y' W]J 1 ]'torve val i~i tv tn the tuture,

I WOl1ld er how tmc:oy I ~ou ld 00

:1 f ~ 1 i,vern :i n tt105 e t :[IOOS; I

S'!L!IS!ilirll n8 J1uta:si:

J~nu8ry 17, 1982

57

101 LOVE ,A CHILD

TOI love (I, ch.J,ld tfl ~ Is 'tender ami m~ lid Ev\erybody does.

But w'IlIIe 'rhey grri)W'

POlnmits Qrfter! 'g~; turn tMe.1 r bac tes T~en 1 ov lngl I s llli(tErt tn :h]rck.: Iii

Whi IB' the c:h~.ld 1 s QrOw~,ng she be c.anes. (ill pe rsen

who need s co re miU:! 'l,ov j, rig ene rgv' !

To IbwwJ,d t j' e 1,lItlQge ry o'~ (jIJ c root 1 ve' .~. c)V'~ln adu 1 t.i' who is gro~n ~n full

On~y then oo~ o~r loving the child be succe$sful~

'SUS! anna JJ ut~5i ,'Ii'i iJ!jfry . "I,~, 1198~

the vestness ~Jf' the universe .I s in (iI WiY' S,O becutt 'flu 1 .

W'n[]t :[ ,S d 1 so becut i. ftl.l t s to fee 1. Y'OU (!I re (I port of t t: .

~.hether we ,Ik;norw it o r riot

'~Ie ore IOn e N:U:: h the un 1 verse

in our dolly lives, W~ live by Cine! react to the' rr&l[aOJil ~ the stn rs, and the s un • ~ hen en errt ft tv

hug, ect i'vJ, ty then ,f t ,I s !(] Ii ve

and ~ort of the unlverse~.!~!

he @r she hos grasped n PQrtlcle orf the ], f, f e f'Q; rce of the Uri tve rs e h

!PIn idretm Ri'li!Igelr" .Jail'll UBJl"y 22;, 1 ~~nll2:

I dO~,~I~ leYer ",eel or ,'~ Eoch day' couwts'

tor scmil~~ingl more,. There:'" s arrn,'~1YS, sc.met: '11il91 \'rile cen CildlcL

C,e.nevi'iV"e LMger F<abriJJ.:!.iQr-y ':I ~ 1 g:B 2

60

the story Df Rosolvn . _,

~ho ~(lllnt:e.d to Clhronge the creatton of nature but no N'OY sre tau [dl w:L In

same DeOQ.[ e. '~cmt to change, the c rea t ion or no tu re '" but j, f thev din tor t net they tJ1C1ve to oay the d ue

Rosalyn had nice dark hatr ".

b Ult she wafirted to De b 1 on de ~ she tho ugh t ~

so she ~ould hove ~ore fl~ir -

. . - -

one dav" she csked her hai. rdresser to bteoch her h;{lli r; '1 Oolki ns i III the rn J. rro r s he en J i(~yedl ve rv mille h

to see her blonde color "

But one duv' s he sot (]I 1 et te r

wi ttl on ~ moo rton t IlImtt:e r

Rosa ]yn hod (l Ji ob (IS n d(Jncr(~r in (] night c i ub snow T!he di rector 0" the I1HJht cl ub wrote her the Jette r asking her to co~e and see h~m soan in his office

~hen she orr l ved there he cont 1 need : S ~ nee our

dame i n g g], r] s donc:e 1 tll d i 'ff,e re n t g r'Ol!I~ s

occordtna to tne co] or of thel r hat r

Be co 1U3!e yo UI chcln'ge<J the C 01 or of 'y.'OU r no i r J

we h(]ve 1[(1 st YOU 1 n rl jleL~ ,giro up,

toter she. nl sn hod to lee rill

trnt In this group trere ~J 1 '1 be much 1 ess money

to] earn

Them he gave her n sec QIi1~ g] once

- and! sal dl~' ] n odch t ] on YOU hove to 1 SCI rn a new; don c e

A f te r o few ciCIly S s he. 'got cnothe r 1 e t te r

W'] til u rat he r upsett l I1gl matte r

He r fiance wrote ne r : Al t homihl my Ilea r tis b reoki ns n neve to os k buc k f rOIn 'YO IJ t h@ eIll9(J:oome.1iI t r j, n;g

61

,[ ~(iJ S I In .1 ove wi t ~ il persen w~o hod co rk IhCll1 r (Bnd b,[ ue eves 1'ij r me the most excl t]. n g

of en times

But since now YOU are blonde

my hsa r t (]1'iI~rno re to YOIU co nao t be'[ 0'11 9

I hove to br~ok off our r~lotlon

(lind! 1 e t yo u tree ro r SOOl~body to f H1 cI :l n '10 U;! (JI b I ortde sensor 1 0111

Ros,~:~ yn ~m S '¥(G ry ~~.sef1! (J~nu t __ nll that, IOOI~~ ~Q ,j. ~g il]:nd ,SOl she t;l1ougtJt ::: ], t1Cl,ve 'j[ 0 do EHllile:tt ~U 11l~

And ~ helm the re wens· agD i In rm r ow i. rng ~ ne. r d CI r k nO'i r few b l e<lched s t r i pes j. n 1 t she' WClr] te d ·t 0 weo r

The In 1 ght cl ub, d]. rector .of t hiS! fQ ct :b eO(Jne' ~(] r~ ond said! New your hair is neither dark netther blonde·

, -~ l~~' ~GiO n,ot-: 'h~\i'~' {In \1 nroua fo r ~1iJ1!J to del nCQ

, -Iflher~f y'Oiu bel orig ;~ - '!.'--~ ~- ,l! - - - - _. -~

And the, fiance was not enough kind

t g ctul]r!'ge h:l s m 1. n~ -

Th(!t ,(111, m:d~ R,os'OJ] yrn, ,very u~h.~DPV~ Clnd so she cried:

] 1, ost eve rrt h j, 119 ], had ~ t sto ke

and YOU'1 re nottn nQi iIllilymo re II! but a falke,

We ilJIIl co n ], ee rn n gO 001 1 essen from t h:1 s storv :::

To 118(!rve 01. one, Ino t u re ,~' s c rect ].,cU1;1

endl Clbout clhcll1!J i ng' 1. t ~ (jQ net WI) r rv !

lOlok,l ng rCit YOU p. uts j' Oy in my booy ~I ~ i

,And JOY' doesn I t come thot eo:s.'y tor

IiInlst peOD I e ~

S I.nglng 9·~V.l~S me jrOY when ,given to ethers I'

,MIIJJllred Rieger NQV\embe:1" i2., 1.9in

~ ] TiS NOT 'T HE 'T HII N (is YO UI 'D 1D Ii DEARa.

], t ~'Si not the ttl 1 ngs vou d ~,rd,~, dOOI r It's the tnmcs YOU lef't undone", UtO 11:. 9 ft ves YOU CI b:l t of nEHl r t cehe ,A t the s ett 1ngl of tile S en.

The tende r ~ord forgot ten The Jetter YOU dl~ not wrlte~

lhe f], ow.e rs 'YOU 1m i. ght hiJve s ant deaf A re the hOlUtlJt i n~ Ig:host toni 1!Jlht j

Poem remember\edl ~lii.d lI"'ec~tBd !l.}uc:y' IlTlod ge5.,

Oc,tD.ber 1,8.,,, 1 lin

:[ I mil s t tt i. ng .lin c. IP I ace fu 11 of peOD, le

full of 'Prob.lefll1,s,

Per-hops w.e tan help· them th rnoo h ·tht s herr 1 b 11~

1 i fe- s unndard

th.ev ~ re (I.eked to ful fl i l 'i

Itm sltttng In a Dl~ce wlt:h prdb I ems

cunei ~eo;p le who ~,nhobi tit,

Hii!lr:Mrt K.al him J::an.uar, 2§.. III 982

POETRY

Poet ry is W Ii I t. 1, ng abol!lt n~w e'XP e r ten c es that 'you he dll ~ t thoug!h.t cbout beflo re i Poe t frY i s the In 1, nd t hI nk.i rUJ and Wtl r kJ ng tcrWIJ lid s n~ t!111 ng S t n say i

Mildred R'ieger November '22.r '~: 918.1

A ~EASO Nl FOR :fBE] ~S

I N THIS W'IlDE WIDE \iJ[lR;ILD

What (] erect great ~or],d this 181

]' bell [eve t he re mU8 t be [I renson for 1. t ex! stingl in tnts gr"6.ot wlolEt. otm:o.sDherie~1 How wonderful it would be If God

.' . t h .. h i"I 'iP .• ' t .. I[ 1

were, 'r r e' ,;euy ,0 II .I, (] '.' --

in even a sreoter W01Y tlu~riI [~e reouze:

I think God Is the unlt of the bast

of everythlngt we've d iscovered so feu'i fo r r10\~,~' ICl] 1 ~e: [can co is roue h whcrte¥e. r P-(l rt [of t he ~o rtd

'He can meet or touch, and

to reCl1.~ ze there ts stt II s:onnettlilng else ~e can touch -- not only touch

but make use of i To make I(JCt 1 Vie

IIIJl'!o.t!i ii"1 f!> ILlitli, nr'n...II i!"!Il tfiIi'lll"ll U!i),'!Ij;i ~1!iJ n''i.r. ,~ lill-Ifl" r~, -U. 11::;11 I!

Mort h i ng c: reate s nothlng

but (IS: soon es we ha.vle SOIIfU;rt,t'd nQ' [and reo 1 Ize that B tIIlert h,i ng

1..5· (;~pcrb 1 e of' des .ired Olt t i vi tv then ~'e htlVS ,someth ~!WIg wo.rtn;wh~, 1 e' to PCllY ct bent i on to II

[(I rec son for be i ng ,II

Mi :I'dNid Ri,E!lger j!anUBIII'Y ]~ ,r 1 982

TI~E: V.ASTNESS

I did th:l nk, of' the ,~I~y

boeing so vest I. ~I !

(J nd 1: w~u~t)~d$ OOle

orf tbo t vos;t~'N!SS, i II Ii to SGmeHl0~ wo,rk

Dari o,f' i.t wl'thf.n me,

I ,(I HI' lew fV now Clnu then th ~ Ink Qf these ttU nQ.S, ~I

M,:i Idred Rb~ger' [February 21,~ 11982

M~,r-y'lo.'U Di~Pr:~e,tm' ;s",uks wit h ill broad ~ c.I'et!:r"

t.;h:w iEingll'a:nd ,1iIi eee nt, ,tJfijd~cl!I!Uv,e o.f ,hell" M iilSSBiCiIi'n 1IJ!5.@tU, IbllrU'~liilce:.. Her' woms 'flow ,sllo'willy, oarefullllY' chosl!ln ..

S he: is a p~et _ She rece~v.'ed1 oor degree in ,ere!Hrti'v,e Wrl tlng li"Q·m Syra.cY!sE;:, Uniii'WIe'rsi ty " :!t!l'lvell"~11 o.f Imli pOOJrI s hav,e ,appeai!"i~d i n j~ulI"'MI,g, !fI nd she lli'ns:$

pH II"th::ipatcd ~:n r,ellldi:ngs hil tho Nlew Yark, ,area! Her fi 1"&1. 'CD~ lectiOfi of PilJe~ry wm b.e p'11LIb1l !5i~ed .later, thl s year'"

Mi!1ryh!ilu: wO'l;"'kedl ,yUh ilrth~.t lLieRgy Nei'rnan for three Y-e4illr,5 d urilln,g w"'~Ic.h time; sll!le ,a!ssi"sted 111m the:

Ipr,e..I!)airatioll1l of ttJ1 s lbook~, IH,t(lrs;e5,.,

for ,til Fils,t ttn'ree: 'Y'BaIl!"5 .. Mal"ylool Ius bn develQptlng C.f'\~.tli!IJ_ 'Wr,ir1l;i!l'lg gFOU,~S ail:; s.en~:or C,i_'i~ens~ centers Hkll"'Olighi ~M IN,eft YO:lik CUy Dep:l~Mnil!lflJt fow' time' ~ and a~ iSie,¥'eral getf,atrlc facU n tlQ!;, ~ nd!udi"gthe VII.I!lge IN:ur':sing Home. At. I tinH;;' when advocacy Ci!f"gafijlliz~ion($ !i!~d 1ge;llorntomQgl,sitlii, ar.~e! spe.alking out for the, elderily ~ Ma rylO'lIII1 DillPI,etJr'Q ~~ g'~ve!'iIJ ,old'er. ptHllf;S(IIns !the ,gift of hea ring thel r own indiividuiiI, voiees,-.

K,a~1 R" C hase

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