"...Tell me, how could a young girl climb out of a hole dug for her, centuries ago? In a family that sees females as a condemnation. There appears no eradicating of the cycle that repeated itself for centuries in the family. And as she grew; then married and gave birth. Did Margaret then, realize that every family has its tainted legacies. But by then, it had been too late. Her innocence was gone."I hope you can forgive the family’s past. I hope you can forgive me. And by you knowing this, I now pass the torch for you to rectify the wrongs of men.
Completion of Humanness As we arrive to the completion of the first year without Norman, I had decided long before he'd passed that I would continue to do things certain things he liked yet could no longer do. I decided I would not take a day off of fitness. I would run at least for 500 days in a row. I began that in early 2020. I'd not be concerned with the distance I'd run. It was the very thing I convinced Norman and the thing that mattered to him, from the very first discussion we had August 11th, 1981, was fitness. I loved that he was a College Boy. He loved that I was a Marine. We tickled each other's soul with such admirations. Later fitness continued as an old discussion from 1994 ...getting outside and to run no matter what. I would say to him, "Run 200 meters, then 400 meters. If it doesn't feel good, stop. Turn around and walk back home and know you did your best. That is all you can ask of yourself." I said this, knowing he would get dow
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