little girl's wish

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A story of a little girl who loved her grandmother and about days of long ago during the great depression.

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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