little girl's wish

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Published on January 28, 2011

Author: poetrybylinda

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LITTLE GIRL’S WISH : LITTLE GIRL’S WISH By: Linda J. Hutchinson Today  I opened my old cedar chest, inside I found a quilt that my grandmother made for me. : Today  I opened my old cedar chest, inside I found a quilt that my grandmother made for me. With tears, I took it out and wrapped it around my shoulders, remembering how it came to be. : With tears, I took it out and wrapped it around my shoulders, remembering how it came to be. I loved my grandmother, often I would sit on the floor beside her rocker. I was young, she was frail and old. : I loved my grandmother, often I would sit on the floor beside her rocker. I was young, she was frail and old. One day as I sat beside her, she was sewing colored rag squares together to make a quilt, it’s for you, I was told. : One day as I sat beside her, she was sewing colored rag squares together to make a quilt, it’s for you, I was told. One day grandmother came to visit, she lived nearby, later we went to town in our wagon, three miles away. : One day grandmother came to visit, she lived nearby, later we went to town in our wagon, three miles away. Dad bought grain, momma got food, grandmother got thread, and I looked at a big doll, wishing I could have it someday. : Dad bought grain, momma got food, grandmother got thread, and I looked at a big doll, wishing I could have it someday. Our family lived on a sharecroppers’ farm, the long years of the depression hurt us badly too. : Our family lived on a sharecroppers’ farm, the long years of the depression hurt us badly too. Most of the time we had enough to eat, but there was no extra money to make a little girl’s wishes come true. : Most of the time we had enough to eat, but there was no extra money to make a little girl’s wishes come true. One night a cousin came to our house and said, grandmother was dying , we went quickly to see her, hoping it was not true. : One night a cousin came to our house and said, grandmother was dying , we went quickly to see her, hoping it was not true. The family was hovering over her bed crying and praying, I wanted to see her, but they would not let me through. : The family was hovering over her bed crying and praying, I wanted to see her, but they would not let me through. My dear grandmother died that night, I cried for weeks even in my sleep, I ached to be with her again. : My dear grandmother died that night, I cried for weeks even in my sleep, I ached to be with her again. It was the first funeral I had ever seen, leaving her in the cemetery alone, created a sadness I can never explain. : It was the first funeral I had ever seen, leaving her in the cemetery alone, created a sadness I can never explain. Months later, on my eighth birthday, my aunt mailed me a box; it was delivered by our rural postman to our door. : Months later, on my eighth birthday, my aunt mailed me a box; it was delivered by our rural postman to our door. I was surprised as I looked inside, there was the doll my grandmother saw me wishing for, at the General Store. : I was surprised as I looked inside, there was the doll my grandmother saw me wishing for, at the General Store. Under the doll was my wedding ring quilt, a wish and a gift, both given with love. Loving her, I will part with them never. : Under the doll was my wedding ring quilt, a wish and a gift, both given with love. Loving her, I will part with them never. I wished I had her and not them, my doll could open and close her eyes, my grandmother’s eyes are closed forever. : I wished I had her and not them, my doll could open and close her eyes, my grandmother’s eyes are closed forever. ByLinda J. Hutchinson : ByLinda J. Hutchinson

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