I know, I know. I should NOT be hanging out in front of my computer. I have boxes to schlep! However, I took a look-see at this photo and knew exactly what I wanted to write. Plus, it’s good to take breaks, right? Thank you, Crispina, for taking me away from my “duties” for a few minutes! And how cool that the challenge number 29 was issued on May 29. Coinkidink? Mayhaps…
A Family Represented
Marie returned, once again, to her family’s window ledge in their church. She placed the fifth candle, to the right, lining it up with the other four, and allowed her tears to fall. She could not believe she was back here again so soon. Within less than six years, she had lost her whole family.
First Mom with meningitis.
Within two years, her brothers Steve, Paul and Rick. Each of them hemophiliacs. Each of them recipients of blood transfusions over the years. Tainted blood. Before testing was as rigorous as it is today.
Her father grew ever more despondent. His broken heart couldn’t take it anymore and it stopped working.
He couldn’t stay, not even for Marie.
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Based on a true story – an ugly bit of history. I know it didn’t only happen in Canada. More here.