The average days in a school year at Wesleyan Day School comprised 180 days, 7 hours per day. Thus, over 4.5 years I should have attended school 810 days, or 5,670 hours. On the cover of the handmade memory book it noted that I had been absent from school on 127 occasions, or 889 hours. That equates to 1 absence every 6.3 days.
The girl waving to the camera in the photo below would go on to attempt fratricide against her brother within one-year. Even more alarming she would attempt suicide within five years of the date of this photo. What compels someone of such a young age, and from a family and existence of substantial means commit such acts?
This is where the worst of it happened. This is the house where I heard his dress shoes pacing the wood floor hallway below. He would shout threats, largely incoherently. … Continue reading
I grew up wealthy. Yet still, racists views were expressed freely. When I was fifteen, my mother made a needlepoint of the confederate flag that said “American by birth, southern … Continue reading
In an amazing development he claims what I am writing here is false. I am going to take the time to scan his letter in with my responses and you … Continue reading
Just a short blog post to express my complete dismay that my mother, Martha Lafon Stephenson, admitted under oath that her husband pulled a gun in her children but she … Continue reading
My father was sixteen, his two younger brothers were eleven and six. His mother had never worked. In another widely told story, but a far less jovial one, my grandmother sat my father on the couch and told him that he killed his father by being such a difficult child and that is why his heart had failed him.