Granny Love

There was one person that loved me more than anyone else in the whole wide world.  That person was my

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A Friend in Good Times and Bad

My mother grew up in a big family.  She was one of seven kids until her two brothers died in

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No Bed

From the time I was nine-years-old through my teens, I spent every summer at my father’s house.  Since I didn’t

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He died because of you…

These are very hard words to hear.  Are they accurate?  Am I responsible?  At 15, I wasn’t quite sure.  Let

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Mothering the Mother

My mother was throwing another party.  Several of her friends were there, they were all drinking, talking, and enjoying each

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Beware of Strangers III

— Continued from Beware of Strangers & Beware of Strangers II — I felt sick.  Where was she?  I wandered

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Beware of Strangers- II

-Continued from Beware of Strangers– We arrived at the store and the guys made their alcohol purchases.  On the LONG

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Beware of Strangers

Mother was depressed again, and this time I was not around. I got a call at my friend’s house from

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Dear Diary…

In my last post, you met Chad.  My mother’s friend’s son who was hopelessly in love with me.  He was

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Interstates, Semi-trucks, & Strangers- Part II

Continued from Interstates, Semis, and Strangers… After climbing into the cab (a bad idea), Mom told the truck driver repeatedly

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Interstates, Semi-Trucks, and Strangers

My mother’s actions never failed to amaze me.  During her drinking phase, she went out on a date with her

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The Good and Bad of being Neighborly…finale

After all of the drama that occurred in my last story…our neighbors reported us to the housing authority that was

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The Good and Bad of being Neighborly…Part II

Have you ever heard the advice “don’t get friendly with your neighbors?” Mom and I learned this the hard way.

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The Good and Bad of being Neighborly

While living in the projects, we had very interesting neighbors. The one guy that lived beside us was very shy.

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Benefactors

Mom found the life we were living difficult.  Adding the cost of her drinking, we could barely make ends meet.

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Trying to cope, but failing…

After Mom “healed” and was able to get out of her back brace, she found a job as a cashier

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The Aftermath

After my mother’s fall, she became very depressed.  She lost her job and was in terrible pain. Her boyfriend hung

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Swinging on a Grapevine

Why don’t we go up in the woods, cut a grapevine, and swing out over the valley on it? This

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Trailer life

Mom and I lived in that little trailer for a year or so. I made friends with another kid in

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Forgotten

When I was a freshman in high school, one of the classes I was required to take was drama.  My

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