I have finally long departed Chillcrust. Now, I'm trying to sort through notes while I sort out my life to this point. I did have some very central realizations about what has driven me life, and I've found some examined, though not fully aware issues looking at my context, my narrative, something very few people know well, and most don't know at all.
I had written about 20 posts, mostly light- hearted, about the most dreadful years my entire life in that awful nursing home, from which I've escaped, although those dogs still hunt. I was wondering who put ads on this blog, and wouldn't you know? Someone sent false papers in my name to Mass Health saying I was working for myself. Since I know I am not, either this is just more of the same harassment, or they have had a dog land on something, namely setting me up. If friends here in the blogosphere didn't do it, I suppose that's the only explanation. I know the likely culprit. Despite their best efforts, they have not driven me insane.
(Oh yes, they'd pile into the room next to mine and talk to me to make me think I was hearing things. Then, the CNA's, some I believed to be FRIENDS, come walking out in line from the room. All have the attitude, what? me worry? I don't have friends like that, I don't have to repeat the saying, do I?)
For some reason, these people are bending over backwards for me to sue them? What, the Fraud Departments haven't hurt them enough? Or they're letting them hang themselves? Don't know, don't care.
Actually had a long list of those and I wie will do something with that. But while I've been thinking of this a black hole love marriage from, I realized exactly what is influenced my entire life.
Oddly enough, it was the Vietnam War. My brother is ten years older than me so since I was four yts he took me with him every where he went. much to the concer- nation of my father, my mother insisted on going back to work. She was not only a feminist.. But I was already in pre-school at age 4, and she just wasn't built for being a housewife. In spite of the home and car my father bought her for a in the Poconos, she refused and forced him to sell it.
Another mix in the marriage--big surprise--Dad was a Conservative Republican, Mom an FDR liberal. Election nights I spent with my mother's family. My father was at one of a couple of hotels he was partners in at one time or another. When my brother and I were young, we would spend weekends at the hotel. I ran the switchboard at age 4, and I think about people calling and hearing this Minnie Mouse voice. It may have seemed quite natural, since that hotel, the Flanders, was host to musicians and dancers, people like Louie Armstrong and Billie Holiday, whom wrote posts about before. During the week, Dad always came home and had breakfast with me. The eating habits recommended by Dr. Spock--yes, I'm a Spock baby. I'm sure there are many twenty and thirty somethings many 20-somethings don't know they are Brazelton Babies/Dr.T..Berry Brazelton, considered
"America's most celebrated and influential baby doctor since Benjamin Spock"
See, I did not know others thought that, too until I looked up the full spelling! I can tell you, first, I've met him, and he's very personable. Second, if your mother was in the Junior League, I guarantee you are a Dr. T. Berry Brazelton Baby. He also had a television show, so he was very popular. If you don't know, ask your parents if you are still lucky enough to have them.
For Baby Boomers and Gen Xer's, Dr Spock was the man. This is when true heroes were made. Daniel Shorr became my hero, (I have his obituary around here somewhere from about 3 years ago, when he died at was it 96? Sorry, I'll have to check.) He was fired from CBS because he, along with The New York Times, leaked what is known as Pentagon Papers, original whistle blower and also my hero, Daniel Ellsberg who at the time was working at the Pentagon. He's on Facebook, and I made a fool of myself sending this bubbling, childish friend request! We watched Dan Rather everyday, because he was a reporter then in Vietnam. Do kids know that? (I'm sure MadMen fans pick some of this up. I can't watch it, it makes me ill, not sure why. Maybe it's the accuracy, or watching my parents from another point of view). Speaking of my. . .(more dull details...)
I started this post on my phone on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 1:54pm and finished today. PROOF that Speech Recognition leads not to smooth writing, rather more of ramble, at least in my case. Maybe using a stricter outline. Don't yell at me, the title is accurate, no? COMMITTED TO TRUTH IN ADVERTISING.
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