Vacation! Even ‘Orphans’ get a 2-week vacation! The ‘camp’ name might have been ‘Camp Wyman’ – but the girls who wanted to go – prepared by packing a bag of essentials – and pick out a swimsuit, from a donation just for this occasion.
My choice was to spend the 2-week ‘vacation’ with my Mother at home, where I would be cutting the grass and washing windows. Washing windows – an easy job for me, since the window sill was only about 5-foot from the ground (if I fell out), compared to the windows at the “Orphanage”, which were on he third floor of the building. When sitting 3-stories high – in the window sill – the window frame better be in good shape – or it could be – “curtains”! Cutting the grass – a job no one wants to do! The equipment – the type of ‘lawnmower’ you push back and forth – in one spot – the blades must be sharpened with a good metal file – this job does build up ‘muscles’!
When I returned to the ‘Orphanage’ – you would have thought I had been in “Florida” – good tan and lots of outdoor exercise – working on knees and hands – hand clippers – – you move around like a snail – very good ‘Tan’ !
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