The day dad almost killed us
As children, we are dependent on parents for food, shelter, protection, and good parental judgment. Unfortunately, as a kid, my evaluation of my parents wasn’t complete, and so it is fortunate that I could sit at their table until I could fend for myself. But one particular episode caused me to realize my mother and father were capable of excessive fear and poor judgment.
I was 10, and my sister, Barbara, was 12. My folks seemed much older, but at that point my math wasn’t all that good, and I had no idea of their ages. I just knew that I trusted them all those years and assumed their decisions were good for all of us, mostly.For the complete article see the 07-18-2012 issue.
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