A child is born…

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In August of 1954 a little girl was born to the young lovers… She was the apple of her daddy’s eye… She was his first-born… They nicknamed her “Margie”… The name Margaret is an old name in the family line… and she was to continue the legacy of such a fine name…

It was not easy to survive on an Airman’s pay back in those days… He was sending a little home to his mother every month and that would stop with the advent of children…

The military school he was attending came to an end and he got orders to go to Greenland… a remote assignment back then, you couldn’t take your family with you… so he was only able to spend a very short time with his new-born daughter… his tour would last about a year…

The mother struggled to make ends meet and keep food on the table… She had two children now… One from her first marriage who was a toddler and the new baby girl…

Military life was and never has been easy for the families left behind… Duty before family has been the way it was and always will be when it comes to America… It is not only the military member that serves the country, but the spouses and children… They may not wear a uniform, but they make sacrafices too for the country they call home…

By the time Margie was able to walk, her daddy had come home, but the child had changed…

The once happy, smiling little girl had been abused and that abuse would continue until she left home 18 years later… This is her story, to find Margie…

Times Up #MeToo

I Remember….

 

Author: maggi9454

My earliest memory is before the age of 2... by the time I was 13, I had no childhood memories... No holidays, no birthdays... On 11/5/17 a shooter in Texas changed all that... It triggered my memories from my 13th year... The Air Force covered it up an it happened in Big Springs, Texas 1967... Domestic violence, PTSD, TBI and I too served in the Air Force 10 years later... This is my story to remember what was stolen...