Sylvia, "Aunty Pud" was an administrator over a hospital for
the elderly mentally disabled, we stayed in her home for a short time
until we were settled in our own home. She gave me the privilege of
using her library and this is where I was able to research the many
books written by doctors on the patterns and problems of disabled
children. With the knowledge gleaned there I was able to deal with my
child's condition and any children who were in various situations as to
She was a highly intelligent woman.
Somehow whatever forces to govern us were kind to me and brought me
under her direction for just long enough for me to benefit. The books I
poured over gave me an understanding and respect for the learned doctors
who recorded the many different children's problems in association with
their particular problem. It was there I was given the revelation that
doctors like all people come in many different hats. If I did not have
this knowledge, it would have been an even greater handicap we were up
against. As it was, I memorized the doctor's names, although I can't
remember them now, and what they wrote and was able to draw from their
knowledge, calling it up when I needed it.
Probably, this is her birthday with her
brother's and sisters honoring a loved sister, one who cared for them
after their own mother passed away. She is fun loving in taking the role
of "the queen." In this picture. Aunty Pud was a wonderful
cook and this was how she relaxed. I remember her being able to use
herbs and spices with skill.