Nonna Beata and La Signora Next Door

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Nonna Beata and La Signora Next Door


Across the street from Nonna Beata lived a woman whom we all called 
 La Signora. She was an old maid who never married. She worked at the 
 local hospital washing clothing in the basement of the establisment. 
 She got first dibs on half expired medicine and medical supplies. 
 Broken toys that had been discarded by the hospital, she brought them
 home for the local kids. Still, we were not allowed to ask La Signora 
 for anything. Grandma would retork "we don't want to look like the 
 kind of family who lives hand to mouth. Plus she is a single woman, 
 what does she know about raising a big family, Bah, Basta!" 

Reginal would be dismissed faster then a swat bug on a fasidious summer day. 
 There was a time when he could hardly walk, cuz he had warts implanted
 underneath his feet. Grandma came into his room late at night and 
 shoved a sock full of garlic over his feet and told him not to take it off 
 til' morning. When he got up he smelled like a vampire who'd just escaped 
 from Stoker's mansion. Sure enough the warts had fallen off during the 
 night and they sat at the bottom of his sock. I would go as far as saying 
 Nonna Beata was a witch doctor by her own right. The question is " what
 in God's name did she do with all the money she saved up?" She even 
 had remorgaged the house which did more than baffle Reggie. He 
 scratched his head and read another passage from the bible 
 Mathew 6:21 
 for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also be.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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  1. Date: 4/12/2017 12:07:00 AM
    Intrigued. : ) Cheers, Vienna.

  1. Date: 4/9/2017 1:48:00 PM
    A wonderful story with an ending that is beautifully soulful to keep close and recall often. People actually used this 'garlic' remedy and many others 'way back when'..lol and they we're effective. It is sad that today, pharmaceuticals are the instant 'go to' for all that ails. They have their place, I wouldnt be here without modern medicine. Still...so many were derived from nature to begin with. oops..rather serious for your delightful poem, it did make me laugh:) thank youxxx

  1. Date: 4/9/2017 10:08:00 AM
    This is very interesting. But is it the end of your story?

    Rose Avatar Mystic Rose
    Date: 4/9/2017 11:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    definitely not Victor, I love to come up with a different piece each morning. lol, have a great day and thanks for reading xo