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August 25, 2019

Mom had a full time job now and she was gaining ground on her life. She started thinking about things that she wanted for herself, which was new territory for her. One of the first things she got was the desire for a grill. She didn’t even know how to grill, but she kn...

August 18, 2019

With just the 3 of us at home, Mom did her best to keep going, but I think once the financial burden took over, and she wasn’t able to cover the bills, she started to lose hope. The court demanded that she pay back money she inherited from her Mom’s death, and since Da...

August 11, 2019

In the 3rd grade, life had become simpler with just my mom, brother and I living in the house after my parents divorced and my two older siblings had moved in with Dad. I didn’t feel as “lost in the crowd” since we went from 6 people to 3, with me being the youngest. I...

August 4, 2019

In 1972 my house became very quiet. There was so much turmoil the year before, that the quiet soothed my soul. Dad had left – he psychologically forced my mom to divorce him. I was glad he left because he started drinking more and became more violent. He didn’t do anyt...

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