did look so happy with the baby. I did swallow a lump in my throat. She looked kind smiles at me. I did not like to
to her calm. I just stood there making
in my blue calico apron. I did have thinks of
and the house without a baby by the
. Then I felt I couldn't wait any longer. I just said, "I know you are going to have a
, Elsie, but I have got to tell you -- this baby isn't yours. It's a mistake. It really belongs to Dear Love in that most new, most little house by the mill by the far woods. It's the one I've been praying the Angels to bring to her."
Center for Electronic Studying, University of Oregon.
February 6, 2003.