UNWRITER Ron Berry

November 12, 2008

Family

Filed under: Essays — unwriter1 @ 9:06 pm
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I grew up alone. No, I don’t mean just as an only kid, I mean alone as the family did it’s best to ensure the world forgot about me. I’ve learned a bit more. I had an uncle who was the educated one. He had all of one year of college! His brothers looked to him for advice. He was the bachelor of the family. Living with him were his two sisters. Is that the reason he did not want my cousin and I to know we were really brother and sister? Is that the reason his brother could not spend time with his own daughter? How sick was this man?

I say sick because my sister and I were accused of things we never did. Couldn’t we be friends too? I guess not. I have since learned that I was accused of more malicious acts. He started a rumor for reasons unknown. I suspect part of it was that he could not control me. When I tried to learn more of my history, he tried to stop his brother from telling me. That did not work so he went after us. Neither of us would cowtow to his way. You DON’T defy the great Leonzo! But we did. It cost me my life, my family. To that end, I have two cousins. The rest of the family can get their just rewards around the great firepit. I know now what hatred is.

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2 Comments »

  1. Ron,
    Families should be loving and nurturing havens for children. It’s tragic that so many families are hurtful instead of nurturing. If there were fewer of the bad families, there would be a lot fewer children and adults engaged in substance abuse, crime, and other destructive and self-destructive behaviors.

    Comment by Lillie Ammann — November 13, 2008 @ 7:09 am | Reply

  2. I for one wish to say that the great Leonzo as he was so known, managed to do something no other could do. He brought two souls together for eternity and built a bond no power in heaven and earth can break. For that I say to Leonzo THANK YOU for it has completed me.

    Comment by Angie Hartson — November 19, 2008 @ 3:27 am | Reply


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