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The Bag Lady and the Bismark

Pat's daughter was dying and her co-workers knew it. Each day after work, Pat headed to the AIDS residence to sit by her grown daughter's bedside. She also offered her sewing skills to other residents of the house. She mended clothes, replaced buttons, and altered garments to fit bodies that were wasting away. She distributed rosary beads and music tapes. Mostly she tried to squeeze a lifetime of loving into the few remaining months of her daughter's life. "You're exhausted," her supervisor said to Pat one day. The supervisor insisted that Pat take off every Tuesday afternoon in order to [...]

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