House Calls

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* No voice, you don’t exist * First met when she was 70...now 90. She has aged and become frail * Lucky she got few more pennies left to pay her bills, once she cant the house will be sold * Sleeps on the couch...moved from upstairs bedroom * Knees hurt, coordination is failing her...fell down the stairs * Turn off the lights too early...thought about what would her husband do? And got back up * Says she is a ‘stubborn mule’, she has got to help herself now that she doesn’t have her beloved man * Don’t want a fuss made about her * Cannot walk up the stairs...basically crawls the stairs * Is a vivacious, strong willed, obstinate character...whole person * Bill: family friend, helps her walk * Uses public transport...it’s too hard for her to get on the bus or get off, if the weather is bad, there is more pain * Pride: finally takes the doctor’s offer and comes see him...he used to go to her place to see her * Says even if you are old you don’t have to a bitch...says in her photograph its a bitchy face * Doesn’t have the outside...doesn’t know anybody except her next door neighbours...it hurts when you are left alone * Christmas: love thy neighbour’s, it’s in your heart...prays a little and that is it * Younger years: loved being on stage, singing and dancing * She cannot be anymore what she used to be...liked olden days better * She just wants to be left alone...her wish is to…...

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