My childhood activities were...

My childhood activities were greatly curtailed because I had had a heart condition since infancy, and it was believed that any activities other than the very necessary ones would result in a relapse. At the age of nine I was confined to my bed for a period of ten weeks with a combination of diseases including whooping cough and the heart condition.

Much against medical advice and the opinions of relatives, my mother decided to include me in plans for a trip to California to visit her sister, who thought the change might help to overcome an overwhelming sense of grief from which my mother had been suffering since my father's passing two years earlier. The original plan was to take only the two younger sisters and leave me and an older sister at home with a relative.

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