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When the search uncovers more than you expected...

This post was intended to be about my 3rd great-grandmother, Cynthia Lucinda Townsend, but turned into much more than I was looking into (which is always exciting and sad at the same time). 2,341 more words


Madness in a 1960 Chevy

More inspiration from this: https://wordpress.com/read/post/feed/27030/759433586

  • Conversely, sometimes the most telling conversations are the ones we haven’t had. If there’s a question you never got to ask someone who was, or is, in your life, imagine what that would have been like.
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Even If It's Only a Whisper


The tale I want
To tell’s not mine
You own it
I have no right
My truths are lies
You say you… 122 more words


Eve Ensler on Bill Cosby: Let the Mythical Daddy Die

No one believed my father was a battering sex abuser. He was handsome, a corporate president. He was successful, charming, a man’s man. He wore tailored suits. 1,139 more words

Torn 2 Peaces reblogged this on Moms' Hearts Unsilenced and commented:

"I think of my own silence early on, and maybe it was disbelief that stopped my outrage. Or protection of a daddy I desperately needed. Or fear of exclusion, exile, loss. Or the horror and heartbreak of experiencing the death of the hero. My hero. Or making a decision early on that the rare moment of love was worth the nightmares."

Beverly N. Vercher-Author

Broken is a feeling that Tia had become accustomed to and a word that best described her life. Raised by a single mother without any contact with the other three members of her family that she knew of. 393 more words


Mum’s the Word

If you’ve read my posts on Africa, you already know more about me than my mom ever did.  Once, years later, when I asked my mom if she would like to know the full story about why I stayed in Africa instead of traveling with my sister when she came to visit me and then coming back to the U.S.

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26 Books to Read in 2015: #3

I’m deep in it now, folks.  There’s no going back.  Well, there is, but I’m not going to let myself quit the challenge.

I’m getting ahead of myself, though.  636 more words

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