Day 4 My Parents
Dad is a second generation American from New York.
Mom is from Oklahoma.
I really don’t know much about them as people. Dad was a machinist in the air force during Vietnam and mom lived in the neighboring town to his base. It was last summer I found out they met at a party. Other than that, I know knotting about their early life together.
I know mom was unhappy as a child. My sister tells me she was abused. Mom told me she was raped. I’ve heard from several sources she had been addicted to barbiturates during her teen tears. I think that was a result of her “mental health” plan. Mom used to speak about being the black sheep of her family. I identify with that.
Dad is from upstate New York. I know very little of his life. He’s the 3rd out of 4 children. His oldest brother died from complications of alcoholism in the early 80’s. He stated in Oklahoma after his airforce service ended and married my mother.
I know nothing of their early marriage.