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Uptown Girl

Being from South Central Los Angeles, Mother had never experienced any type of lavish lifestyle. That all changed when she met Reverend Ike. Before she knew it she was eating caviar and picking out dresses... Read More
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Jim Jones and Christine Miller

The Jonestown Massacre, orchestrated by Jim Jones, is an infamous part of U.S. history. On November 18, 1978, 909 people died, most of whom took their own lives at the request of Jim Jones. One... Read More
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The Atlanta Murders

Between 1979 and 1981 there were close to 30 children that were murdered near the Atlanta, Georgia area. The entire country looked on frightened and confused, waiting for the police to capture somebody. These feelings... Read More
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When Mother was Homeless

Mother has had many difficult times in her life, one of which was when she was homeless. After her husband left her, took her car and all of the money in her bank account, mother... Read More
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How Vietnam Almost Killed Mother

Mother’s first Husband was a Vietnam veteran. Prior to going to the war, he was the life of the party, fun, and exciting guy. When he came home, he was different. Intense PTSD episodes, excessive... Read More
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Kelly Louisiana

Mother had to fly to Monroe Louisiana when she was a young woman to escape her first husband. When she arrived she met some new family members that she had never met before and they... Read More
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How Emmett Till Changed Everything

Emmett Till. Just a mention of his name brings about a number of emotions. In 1955 this young black man was brutally murdered for allegedly whistling at a white woman. Mother was a child and... Read More
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Mother Meets the Charles Manson Cult

In 1970 mother had a bit of a run in with the FBI. While she hadn’t really done anything wrong, she was forced to wait in a jail in Los Angeles for a month until... Read More

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Welcome to An Hour With Mother

For the past six or so years I have been living with my mother-in-law, Patricia. Since my first interaction with her she has preferred that she be called “mother.” At first I didn’t quite understand…

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