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All In One Lifetime (I)
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Saturday, December 01, 2012

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Three years old and the move was made to Fairport Harbor, Ohio. This was my first encounter with law enforcement.

I remember being limited to sitting on the front porch after we moved to Fairport Harbor, Ohio. There were boys living all around us and people my mother didn't approve of. She was like that. Unless they were Lutheran or Finnish, she didn't like them.This used to make me so mad because I did meet kids my age around there. They would come talk to me while I was sitting on the porch. Finally, one day, another girl from around the corner from us who was Hungarian and Catholic, well, she and I decided we were going to run away. Three year old runaways! We took our tricycles and went pedaling towards the beach which was three blocks north of my house. I planned ahead and took a box of vanilla wafers from my mother's kitchen as I knew we would have to eat while living on the beach. It wasn't long, in fact we only made it one and a half blocks and the cops picked us up and took us back home. I remember my mother crying and forbidding me to see Cindy, my Hungarian/Catholic friend. Cindy and I became good friends  and remained good friends all through high school. We've lost touch but I'd bet if we ran into each other we'd pick up where we left off.

This reminds day Cindy, her mother, and her twin brothers were at the beach at the same time my mother and I were there. We were all swimming and noticed that one of the twins went under a couple of times. He was drowning! His mother cried, "I can't swim! Somebody save him!" Well, my mother jumped in and pulled him ashore saving his life. Imagine that! My mother saving a Hungarian/Catholic! Thank God she did!




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Reviewed by Ronald Hull 3/2/2013
You remember that at three? My mother's notes show that I developed quickly, but my earliest memories only go back to about age four. I never felt the need to run away. Besides, the smell of mom's good cooking always had my brother and me home for meals.

We lived in a very bad neighborhood, but I tended to make friends with the good kids on my own. Mom was never critical about any of our friends. That was something I have always felt was special––The freedom to make my own decisions and take bone responsibility at a very young age.

I can't imagine your mother saving a Catholic! ;-) I hope he didn't become an altar boy.

Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 12/2/2012
Oh what a wonderful memory, two little souls
with the same vision and thoughts... back then
adults had their own ideas about religion and
felt theirs was right and everyone else was
wrong... But the innocence of youth and acceptance
is how it all should be...

This gave me smiles...

Love and Light
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 12/2/2012
friends that close are hard to lose, thanks for sharing the memories
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 12/2/2012
Maybe you should try to find Cindy.

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