Hospital Quiet

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A photo of my great-grandmother Matilde taken somewhere in Los Angeles, perhaps Echo Park. Her heavy coat suggests the photo was taken in the winter.
Although, she died long before I was born, something about her smile seems familiar and knowing. It’s as if I can tell exactly what kind of person she was through this photo: spunky, warm, mischievous, responsible and independent.
She died in her 50s and quite tragically of a heart attack. It was told to me that this heart attack came after she received a error ridden phone bill of an extremely high amount. Her second husband was never told of the phone bill because the family believed if he knew this was the cause of her death, he would have gone to the phone company and killed someone!
I was told they were very in love with each other.

3 thoughts on “Hospital Quiet

  1. Doña Junta says:

    I bet back in those days there was actually a better winter then there is now with all this global warming!… Lets go back in time huh.. I wish

  2. JW says:

    Very nice!

    I wonder if this is near City of Angels? (with the hospital sign…) Perhaps we can only imagine…

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