|Detroit Free Press, October, 22, 1922 (enlarge)|
During that time she had only left the confines of the institution one time and that was when her bed was placed on the back porch for the summer of 1922. Dr. Bennett had allowed Louise and three of her friends to keep quarters outside as a sort of vacation from the difficulties of their lives. There they got to see wildlife and nature in bloom mix in with the technological infringement of airplanes, automobiles and the interurban.
Despite her limitations and sorrow and her condition she learned to become cheerful at Eloise and to smile, philosophize, sympathize and soothe the other patients. Which is how she came to earn the title of the Sunshine of Eloise.