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After the divorce, we moved to Mobile, AL where my mother would go back to school. We lived in a tiny house on campus. When you walked in there was a living room and small space for a dining room table, where a desk with a computer sat instead. I would play many hours of … Continue reading Mobile, AL 1993 – 1994
We moved to another home in Ocean Springs, MS and many things happened. I went to a YMCA summer camp. We would sneak past the property line when the camp counselors were not looking. One day we found a pile of tiny diary keys next to a rotted burlap sack deep in the woods. We … Continue reading Another new house 1992 – 1993
We moved out of the apartment building and into a single-family home in Ocean Springs. The house had bars on the windows and sat on top of a hill in a cul-de-sac, it felt like a fortress. We had a large yard and the woods ran deep behind our neighborhood. This house was larger than … Continue reading New house, New school 1991 – 1992
I tasted grits when we first arrived in Mississippi. We ate at a diner where I choked on a piece of steak. Not the kind of choking where you cough a few times but where you cannot breathe. I clutched at my throat and tried to get my mother's attention. I reached down my throat … Continue reading Arrived in Mississippi- 1990- 1991
I went to Sunrise Valley for one week in 1990. Some might remember me- a girl who abruptly showed up on a Monday and disappeared on a Friday. I was dressed in TJMax clothes to replace my hand-me-downs which were either left behind or worn too thin. Clothes that I had worn exploring the woods, watching my grandma … Continue reading Strange Valentine- February 1989
I was young when I was exposed to inappropriate adult content. We briefly lived with my father’s friend before we took off to Maine. Apparently, she had babysat us for years and we had developed a deep bond which I cannot recall experiencing. I found a copy of her letter amongst my father's documents: … have … Continue reading PG is optional- 1989