Memory is a child walking along a seashore. You never can tell what small pebble it will pick up and store away among its treasured things.
Pierce Harris, Atlanta Journal
Isn't she adorable? Guess who? I was 11 months old at the time.
My mom and I. I was two years old I think. It's hard to look at these pictures and wonder where we went wrong as a family. It's obvious there was lots of love in my early years. What happened?
My 4th birthday party.
My mom was such a beautiful woman. As a small child I never understood why she got so dressed up to go 'babysitting'. It wasn't until later that I knew. I actually found out in the worst way possible. One of my friends says, "I know where your mom goes at night. Come with me and I will show you." That was how I found out about the affair.
When I was younger, people used to say that I looked like my dad, but I think as I got older, I started looking more like my mom.
My mom always loved her costume jewelry. When I was a teenager I used to love putting on her jewelry and wearing it to school. I was alone to get ready in the morning, so she never knew, but, I ended up getting caught in the long run. I was about 17 when I decided I wanted my ears pierced, but I was chicken. So, at the time they had self-piercing earrings made of gold. I don't know if they still have them, but I was chicken of the needle, and these earrings gradually worked their way through. About a week later one was through but the other not. So, an uncle bent down and said, "Let me have a look at this." Trusting him, I allowed him a closer look, and what did he do? He took his fingers and pushed it through.
Well, I wasn't too happy with that, but I was happy that I finally had pierced ears. Couldn't wait to sneak and wear mom's pretty earrings, and I did. I put them in in the morning and took them out when I got home. Then I put my little gold ones in. One morning I woke up and my ears were all moist and caked. Couldn't get my little earrings out they were so stuck in there. Eventually we got them out, but I had to use alcohol for a few days to clean the holes...which, by the way, ended up closing up.
To this day I am paying for it. Turns out that when I put the cheap earrings into ears that hadn't healed I developed an allergy to nickel. If I wear something that isn't gold I itch and break out in a rash. It's gotten a little better. Used to break out from the buckles on my bra. At least that stopped.
Have a good one.