I remember stepping on a ham can which required stitches. I remember being strapped down to a gurney, screaming for my mommy and daddy. I was two years old.
I remember getting thrown across the room because my father had grounded the whole house. I was doing dishes at the time. I was eight.
I remember my father saying, “See you this weekend!” That weekend lasted 23 YEARS. His abandonment had a profound effect on my life. I was 12.