posted on Feb, 6 2011 @ 08:42 PM
I wonder if it makes a difference to others to know, but yes I have gone through this as a child in the 40's. I suppose not many in the states
experienced what I did, but it is either a growth event or it puts you down and one can never fully become normal.
The jest is, I went through some years of being abandoned by a father whom was the town drunk and we were in his care as we were kidnapped from our
mother, whom I never met again. We, my brother and I were in more than 12 school changes and over 22 foster homes, not by the state,but selected by a
non caring father by age 10. At least two of those were in a state orphanage for a short time.
At the end of that time, nearing 10 years old, we were living in a chicken coop and an old small building and winters were awful with snow blanketing
our beds at night. No heat, no water and no toilet, nothing. Bathing or being clean or having clothing other than what was on our body was not known.
Food was when he thought of it every few weeks. We ate raw potatoes, uncooked oatmeal and raw hamburger now and then. In the end before we were taken,
we were less than six weeks from dying of starvation.
I remember our legs and arms were like skeletons and our bellies were distended. When we were taken to a farm and finally fed, my brother and I could
not lift a crate of corn together, less than 13 lbs.
That is the short of it and the pain of this can fill a book, but like I said, it effects no one other than my life, but the others should feel
fortunate if you avoided this. I leave you with a short message here. I was asked by a mysterious woman in mid winter if I was angry because all other
kids had more than I did and food to eat. I answered "no, I am more lucky than they are because I am learning faster". So whom is ahead in life,
those whom have everything or those whom had to struggle and overcome?