Crippled at birth, Helen lived a life restricted to her home with her
parents, mostly her mother Frances. While every effort was made to
make life easier for Helen, she never talked or walked unassitsted. Although she did manage to utter 'Ha' when she recognized her brother Harold. Her mother cared for her until she died at the age of 33.
When braces provided no relief, Helen spent her adult life being carried from the couch to a special chair made for her allowing her to sit at the dining table in the kitchen. Then back to the couch and finally carried to
bed at night by her mother. Complaints by Helen's mother Frances were unknown as far as us kids knew. Frances was told by some that Helen's crippling ailment was the result of Frances' 'sinning' in her life.
Comforting I'm sure.