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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 9, Number 2, June 2015

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Adelaide B. Shaw
Millbrook, New York, USA


Lucy

She is the soul of our family. The watcher of my father's mood at the end of a working day, the balm to his worries. She is the peacemaker between my sister and me. She is the frugal manager who gets the family through the lean war years. She is the organizer who arranges the move from East Coast to West Coast. She is the saver who, after twenty-four years of marriage, has enough for a down payment on a house. She is cook, gardener, seamstress, nurse. She is the quiet teacher by example, a font of intuitive wisdom, and a deep well of love.

tea roses
pink and peach blending
into one fragrance

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