Thursday, October 11, 2012
Marash Girl Fell
Remembering Grandma Yepros's fall down the back stairs from the second floor to the first (scroll down to read yesterday's post) brought to mind that day in 2003 when Marash Girl learned that her niece Katie had pancreatic cancer. Needing to get away from the city to the peace of the countryside, Marash Girl was carrying her suitcase from the third floor down to the first floor, in preparation for a trip to Wilbraham. Having climbed up and down several flights of stairs daily her whole life with no problem, she was most surprised when she tripped on the second step down and fell the full flight of stairs until the 2nd floor landing stopped her. Dragging herself to the closest telephone (as she couldn't get up and no one was at home to hear her fall), Marash Girl dialed 911. She, like her grandmother but perhaps not for the same reasons, had bruises aplenty, but no broken bones. Marash Girl always wondered if Grandma Yepros, too, had received tragic news on the night before her fall down those back stairs at 476 Lowell Avenue, Newtonville, way back in the 1940's.