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Aug 20, 2014
| Margaret Harris
commented on person Margaret Elizabeth Williamson (born Fairfield)
: | My mother, Margaret Elizabeth Fairfield Williamson, was a "care-giver" most of her adult life. I was her first baby and was born early and a "blue-baby". In the first year of my life I had pneumonia many times and had polio which was not detected until after I should have begun to walk. I drug my feet so bad I wore the toes of my shoes out. I took a lot of care. The second baby born was my sister Joan. My mother had measles when pregnant with her and Joan was born with only a portion of her brain. As a result she was unable to breath properly, was spastic and developed very little skill in language or self-help. My mother was still feeding her and using diapers on her when she wad 10 years old. At that time mother became very ill with pneumonia caused by inhalation of DDT dust and her Doctor insisted that Joan be institutionalized. In the mean time my sisters Kay and Carol were born.
Shortly after this my Grandmother Fairfield came to live with us. She remained with us until she died of a stroke. Mother was her caretaker when needed as well.
Over the years she was the caretaker for my father when he became increasingly ill with gall bladder, ulcers, prostrate problems and eventually had a mid brain stroke that caused him to be bed/chair fast most of the time for the last 15 years of his life.
When she wasn't caring for sick relatives, she baby sat Kay's children and then, at times, Kay's grandchildren.
When the time eventually came that she needed care it was very hard for her. When she was with us John was able to keep her busy helping him in the kitchen. She loved him so much that I always said he could go back to my parents if we broke up but I couldn't, because they couldn't give him up!
Aug 15, 2014
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