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No ifs, and, or buts…

David Seabury tells the story of his grandmother, who fell down a whole flight of stairs when she was

eighty years old. When the doctor examined her, he said she would never walk again. She pointed to the door

and said, “Go!” Another doctor was called, and he said if she ever did walk again, it would take years of painful

effort. Again, she pointed to the door and said, “Go!” A third doctor said she might walk again, but it would

take six months of careful convalescence. She said: “I was going to New Hampshire to be with my grandson

next week. I am going.” David Seabury writes: “I was that grandson. I met her at the station. She was on

crutches, but not for long. Before the summer ended, she