Audrey Mae SpencerSpencer Historical CemeteryHenry Straight / William Spencer Family Cemetery
Vaughn Historical CemeterySpencers of East Greenwich, RI
24 July 2005

Heather (visiting Audrey at Kent Regency): Mother, do you want the headpiece of your wheel chair pushed back?

“No, I’ll, I’ll.  This is comfortable.”

(Heather: Mother, why are you crying?)

“The tomcats.  They came in on our line. When they came in, I cried right away.  I was pretty close to them.  I thought they were going to bite me. I was afraid of tomcats.”

(Heather: That must have been scary when you were a child. Mother, do you know why you are sad now?)

“I’m not sad.  I’m happy when I think of all the things I remember –running in the field–running and kicking up in the air as high as I could.”

(Obviously, Audrey’s lack of her own mobility was what she longed for the most as she aged.)

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