The little girl stood and looked out of the window from the second floor of the large hospital in which her mother was a patient, her mother had been in the hospital for nearly two years. This day she wore a tartan skirt, red hand-knit jumper and a red tartan overcoat made of wool. She looked very smart in her outfit with white socks and black patent leather shoes. She wore her hair in large ringlets and a red bow on the side. She was waiting with her grandfather outside in the waiting room to have a glimpse of her mother through the round glass windows in the swing doors into the hospital wing. Her grandfather was offering her a box of chocolate covered almonds and how she loved those. The hospital was a very large building of eight stories high with many wards to house all the patients that had arrived after WWII as repatriation patients. This hospital looked after all the ex-servicemen and women. Susan was now three years old and it had been 18 months since she had been able to hug and kiss her mother but hopefully she would be home soon.