Recently I joined an Art Group at U3A and I showed the ladies some of the pictures and collages of the Persona Dolls I had created. One lady, Margaret, said that she had a persona doll which her mother had made which I could have. The following week I found Margy sitting on my chair when I arrived.
I took Margy home and pondered what her story could be. I decided that she must be one of the country kids.
So here is MARGY’S STORY
Margy is another of the Country Kids.
She was chosen to represent her district for the Youth Planning for the Future conference but was not able to attend.
Margy also misses school quite often but she never seems to fall behind the class. The teachers recognise that she is intelligent, capable and practical and responsible beyond her years.
She is the eldest child in her family and has three sisters and two brothers. As her mother often does not keep good health, Margy often has to take care of her siblings as well as helping with the cooking and some of the jobs around the farm.
One of her main tasks is to feed the geese as she is the only one who is not chased and intimidated by them. Maybe that is because Margy genuinely likes the geese.
The best way to help Margy to reach her potential would be to find someone, like a house keeper, who could share some of the work.