From the Relief Society Magazine, March, 1956 –
Room for Nancy
By Edith Larson
Adding her “Amen” to the others, Mary raised her head and looked around the breakfast table. Usually it warmed her heart to see her family together.
Richard, with graying hair making him more distinguished looking that ever, was turning his attention to his bacon and eggs. Susan was dressed for her office job, and the twins Joy and Jay wore the garb of the high school crowd. Seven-year-old Dickie was scrubbed and shining as far as his ears, but his hair stood on end, bed-tousled, and his neck and arms still bore the dirt of last night’s play.
Only Nancy was missing, and she might arrive with baby Larry any minute now. Arrive, expecting a welcome that wasn’t there. Mary’s heart twisted at the thought.