four years of waiting, at last an efficiency apartment
was available at Cokesbury. Oh, I hoped it would
not be on the higher floors of this 100 apartment main building,
making me feel shut in! I was elated that it was on the ground
floor, facing east, looking down over broad greens to the
ponds. Floor to ceiling sliding glass panels filled
the space with glorious light. And a patio with a garden!
I volunteered to teach art to the mentally impaired patients,
and started that first week, teaching two days a week for
five years, and found it as rewarding as teaching children.
antiques! No heirlooms! For the first time
in my life I used my own taste---hand made pottery, hand
my art on the walls, my quilts and rugs and pillows on comfortable
modern furniture made it mine. My art tools in view
made it in fact a live-in studio.