...our family friend Mike used to eat a bowl twice the size of yours... then he would molest his daughter and his wife was a chain smoker and one day the doctor pulled a piece of silver from the cigarette out of her lung.
...one time she was seduced by a hall-of-fame pitcher in the prime of his pitching career, but my mom turned him down because “what would have happened if I hurt you in bed.”
...she was on a trip through the Panama Canal (40+ years ago) and the company that owned the boat had a name with the same first four letters of a company that the Mafia used for...
...honestly, I missed the end of that story. Sorry.
MANY times before.
Normally I’m counting the minutes until my departure, but there was something different about this visit.
- “(Bipolar) is a horrible, horrible misunderstood disease. I wanted to let you know that you’re doing the right things. Bipolar disorder, much like Alzheimer’s, can be just as hard on the people around the sufferer. There’s no shame in that and when you share your stories, you make a misunderstood disease a little more accessible.”