Newport, Mom moved us down to ...
Georgia to live near her oldest brother. I didn't want
was able to experience a brief moment of fun.
Grampa left the farmhouse in Upstate New York to
We had a small 2nd floor apartment on the corner of Thames and Harrington.
The dog pound was the best! It was all the way at the end of "don't remember" and right at the water's edge. And so, I was able to visit, completely undetected, with my furry friends through the chain linked fence at anytime I wanted!! Pets galore!!!
tourists slowly strolled.
Clam cakes were eaten and Deckhands grumbled as they tended to boats.
It was 1977 and the America's Cup was in full throttle.
Yachts were bobbing everywhere as they awaited the start of the long anticipated race.
Bridges, Lobsters and Lighthouses!
That said, Mom was out alot. And typically, she always brought someone with her when she came home.
In short, Mom was preoccupied, Grampa moved out, Dad was re-married and I began to smoke cigarettes as I withdrew even more.
Bullies taunted, grades dropped and trust... well, ...
that was lo-o-ong gone.
testimony by: Hallie Agar