KANSAS: I Chose My Way

It was around 3 o'clock in the morning when Mrs. Trula Robinson, the housekeeper, heard the old lady call. She had pains in her stomach, but after Mrs. Robinson had brought her a glass of water she said: "Now you go back to bed." Fifteen minutes later, in the dark loneliness of the rambling house where she had lived so long and brought up her five sons, 84-year-old Ida Stover Eisenhower died of a heart attack.

She had come a long way to the old house. Left an orphan at five, she went to live on a Virginia farm with...

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