I'm gonna sorta liveblog this as I'm reading those entries, hope you don't mind.
TIMELINE: Holy moly, being born to unwed mother and not knowing your father in 1952 had to be rough. Those were different times. Yikes. And she died? Were you living with her? Who did you go live with? Is that when you hit the streets?
Hm, your kids are my age. And good that you had books to keep you from cracking up at bad times. I had some of those, too. Books are good. Bride of Christ? Your wife wanted to be a nun? And what was the Egg pit? If your boss was a fine Christian, why did he fire you? Was it over a conflict in religious beliefs?
LIFESTORY: OMG I LOVE THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS SO MUCH! That is one of my favorite books ever - neither of the movies did much justice to just how strongly inescapable these lives were for those women in the book.
I also have a big, big soft spot for that movie, The Days Of Wine and Roses. I'm a recovering addict and I watch that movie every year on my sobriety birthday. Touching, sorrowful, and beautiful. While I no longer go to meetings, I am always ecstatic to find media that shows positive things about Alcoholics Anonymous.
You're a foster kid, too? ME TOO! And my sister. And my mother. And now my sister's kids. (Twice.) Srsly - crazy how life just pulls people with similar life issues together, right?!
Wow, what do you think changed with the stomach ulcer? I get heartburn and that's awful enough. An ulcer would be hellish.
Why were the seminary years so hard on you?
And I like being a hermit. I guess a modern hermit, connected through internet, mostly. Also feh, shaving is so overrated. My exhusband has a beard like Hagrid from Harry Potter. Bears are AWESOME.
You don't like loud women - but how do you feel about loud men????
"And she (mother) died? Were you living with her(mother)? Who did you go live with? Is that when you hit the streets?"
Yes I was living with my mother and my two younger sisters and one brother when our mother was killed in Dec. 1968-we were living in Carson-Los Angeles-Calif. After our mother was kill one step-father took one of our sisters and the another step-father took our other sister-my brother Mike and I went to live with an Aunt in the San Francisco Bay Area-I was not on my own till I was 18 years old when I was done with High School and started attending Contra Costa Jr. College in San Pablo Calif. 1970-1971.
"Bride of Christ [the Church is called the Bride of Christ in the Bible]? Your wife wanted to be a nun? And what was the Egg pit?"
When I met my wife Carol at Reformed Bible College she was working as a nurse and attending college part-time seeking to become a mid-wife on the Mission field.
I worked for 15 years at the Egg Pit which was the Egg Division of the Hamilton Farm Bureau-I worked unloading trucks with eggs and working on a egg processing line. The Hamilton Farm Bureau no longer has that name.
"Why did he fire you? Was it over a conflict in religious beliefs?"
The answer to this question is found in reading this entry-the Beast terminated me
"What do you think changed with the stomach ulcer?" the miracle drug Omerprazole cured me-I have not been sick in years from a stomach ulcer.
"Why were the seminary years so hard on you?" I suffer from insecurity and do not feel comfortable around people. I am a loner. I suppose I believe people will not accept me and therefore I feel defensive or weird. I HATE having to explain myself or conform to something that I am not. (One reason I like LJ is because I can be me. People are not forced to read me. People can chose to not read me and go there own way.)
"You don't like loud women - but how do you feel about loud men????" I avoid loud people. I like quiet people generally.