Topic #229: Have you been where your parents were born. Yes and yes. My mother was born in Media, PA, a town her grandfather practically owned or so I am told. I was born there and grew up there. Media was a small town at the time, about 5000 people, surrounded by farm land. For many years I thought my mother possessed psychic powers because she always knew what I was doing and particularly if I was misbehaving. The truth was, people knew who I was and had no problem calling my mother is I was misbehaving.
My father was born on a farm in Salisbury, Maryland. I spent at least one summer there, learning to ride a plow horse and discovering the horrors of segregation. Think I was ten. I suspect my father’s family had owned slaves before the Civil War, my Maryland cousins were prejudiced; something my father hated. My mother’s grandfather was a cavalry captain on the Yankee side. Her mother was one of the most prejudiced people I knew.
We are and are not our relatives.
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