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A day in my life

Source: Adults

Author: Rhona Aitken

Title: Dorothy. A little lady in Beeching House

You can tell that once upon a time little Dorothy was extremely pretty. She is pretty now, and every so often when she smiles you see glimpses of the old Dorothy. Usually she looks solemn, as though she has a problem, but cannot quite remember what the problem is. Her pink, silk blouse has the buttons done up in the wrong order. Now a plump lady she has trouble buttoning them in any order - it takes time.

“Where I am. I don’t think I’ve been here before.”

We tell her “Yes, he knows you’re here. Would you like a cup of tea.
“Ooh yes - that would be nice. Have we any biscuits? Can she have one for her son?”

This is a conversation we have every day. She has been at Beechings for many years. Her son died two years ago. She has no visitors now.

Dorothy has her cup of tea and then goes of, cheerfully, to find her friend, Irene. They both bustle off for ’Keep Fit’. They have their usual chairs by the corner. They settle down, clutching their big, heavy hand-bags. These bags never leave their side. We all wonder what they could possibly have in them that is so heavy.

The teacher comes in and starts the first exercises. For their feet. They move them as they are told to. Then teacher explains the next movements - for their fingers, and elbows. Everyone follows her instructions
except for two little ladies in the corner. They are both fast asleep.

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