Second child of six in the family. First and oldest female so became babysitter so mom could work. The oldest child and the youngest were boys. There were 4 girls in-between.
Around age of ten or eleven, had a bad case of the mumps and lost hearing in right ear. Learned to lip read to get the whole picture of what was being said. Wrote to Beltone from an ad in the newspaper and from there it was verified that I did have a hearing problem. There were no hearing aids to cover this loss of hearing yet, so had to wait.
Poetry became a way of speaking my emotions or to other people as trying to speak face to face was difficult in expressing self. Some of those who have read my work, ... more »
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A Tribute To Mothers
As I sit here Mother, pondering the past,
I can remember, how the time went fast;
There were days you were too tired to listen,
But as a mother now, I need not question,
For, I’ve had some days that I couldn’t bear,
Hearing my child’s dream, or listen to their fare.
To me, Mother, you will always be great,
For without you, I’d have learned only hate;
For your prayers each day for me,
Have truly given me hope, you see;
So that I could bear the trials of today,
And want to listen to what my child has to say