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|She had been sick with a rampaging flu and had not been able to play with me all |
week. One Friday morning her alternately abusive and negligent mother had left
her asleep at home with a spiking fever to go around and deliver the fine laundry
she ... This lasted only until my mother screamed that his chief problem in life was
his inability to look anything ... blaming her for deaths of loved ones; they
understood that if their relatives could have been healed, she would have healed
|The Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo and the Disappeared Children of |
Argentina Rita Arditti. memory of her life up to that moment. She was already
talking, was toilet- trained, and they tried to force her to forget about her mother
and father. ... Adriana Calvo de Laborde — a member of the Association of Ex-
Detained-Disappeared and one of the few women who ... If that had happened,
my life would have been very different: they would have given me another kind of
education and ...
|One day--it was aunt Fanny who told me all this about my poor mother, long after |
her death--as the sisters were sitting ... But he said very little, either on that visit,
or on many another that he paid before he spoke out what had been the real ...
One Sunday, however, my aunt Fanny stayed away from church, and took care of
the child, and my mother went alone. ... wife she would never need to do anything
, if she chose to sit with her hands before her; and a boy was a great charge to a ...
|She didn't really marry for love—she just wanted to choose a man for herself and |
see how that was, for a change. He gave her ... Her first marriage had been when
she was only fifteen, and she had been married for only four months. After she ...
If she was, in our culture, she would have to stay married to that husband, at least
until she had his child. ... But this time she had married on her own—nobody had
given her to this man. ... Now, the only thing my mother wanted was children.
|The other book children weren't so definite about whether they waited to tell their |
parents about a problem, but did make a ... IfI have to reflect back to my childhood
, one thing I learned from my mother stands out like a beacon. ... When I asked
the book children what they had learned from their parents, they spoke more
about useful advice they had been given than anything else. ... Like if there was a
massive rollercoaster for two hours she say don't go on it because you might get
|He was the son of my mother's friend of many years standing, Lady Stevens, who |
had been Harriet Main, the actress. ... I had to leave him to your mother to care for
and of course she did that far better than I ever could.” I was not sure that she was
right. Her son, Benjie, seemed to have a good time and I often thought what an
exciting mother Harriet would be. ... who had married one of the gardeners and
still worked for us when she was not having children, which she did with annual ...
|I could see that what should have been given value was that it was really more |
important for her to be with me and my father and to ... It seemed that my mother
had hated the neighborhood that we lived in, and that was the impression that I
had, and now ... I thought that if I could have talked—although I didn't then know
the word “sociological”—I think I would have told my mother ... I guess the
difference is that I had never, as a child, found that neighborhood threatening
while she had.
|They said there had been accidents before, when parents grew too envious of |
their children. And so they ... “I grieve with you that my mother died in such a way,
but ifyour words are true, so too did her parents, and all the royals before her.
That was ... Iloved her. I would have done anything for her! ... She could have
escaped it all to be with me if only they would have let her.” His eyes ... The blood
of the gods runs in my veins, and I can tell you now that she never loved you. If I
wanted a ...
|My tea was ready, a good tea, for our standard of eating had not been much |
reduced; we did not have so much meat, we had to go without the occasional '
bird' which had once given my mother a lively social pleasure, but she would
have still felt it beneath her to provide me ... In one of the lumps of coal, remote
from the red-hot centre, a jet of gas would catch alight and make my mother
exclaim with pleasure; she ... That would have made her love him more, if she
had loved him at all.
|If I had not been drawn then I would have still been doing what I use to, but |
because I had no money to offer the minster, and still loved my mother overall I
didn't just take her word for everything as God just because she had a title. ...
Even though they got blessed they where still lacking in Love for one another,
their children if they had kids, their men if they got husbands, and ... But this time I
learned not to disrespect her any longer because she was my mother and had
given me life.