I’ve never asked for a handout in my entire life. The child of middle-class parents, I always had food and a comfortable room, and even if I didn’t have all the trinkets my richer friends had, I never felt the need to beg for anything — until now.
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Columnist Lorraine V. Murray is the author of two mysteries set at a small parish in Decatur: “Death in the Choir” and “Death of a Liturgist.” Her third mystery will be published in the fall. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.