Thursday, July 09, 2009

A common orphan story

A woman marries a man on a farm. She gives birth to a daughter. The man dies. The mother remarries. She refuses to take the girl with her. The girl is left in the care of the grandfather. The grandfather is old and in poor health. There are aunts and uncles but they can hardly take care of her because they have families of their own. The girl attends school sporadically and performs poorly. She is at least two grades behind kids of her age. What kind of prospect does she have in life?

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