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Carol Smallwood, MLS
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Correspondence to: Carol Smallwood, MLS; e-mail: smallwood@tm.net

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Chest. 2009;135(6):1693. doi:10.1378/chest.08-3009
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In the spring when pushing a cart down aisles she wore a
tiara of seed pearls and in the fall, rubies. Some days
trains were of ermine, other days crackling taffeta; her
diamonds the size of robin eggs on both hands and the
size of lima beans as buttons; samples extended in paper
cups were not Wisconsin cider but French champagne in
long stem crystal handed out not by gum chewing Babs or
Trudi in uniforms with slips showing, but ladies in
flowing velvet. She imagined what they (her subjects)
were saying about her beauty and clothes, how they'd die
for her. Tears filled her eyes seeing her funeral
procession with grief stricken subjects tossing rose petals.




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