Dear Ginny

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Memoir  |  House: Booksie Classic
A Family torn by the past.

Submitted: December 27, 2008

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Submitted: December 27, 2008

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Dear Ginny, I am writing this letter to you even though I am so painfully aware that you have been missing for ten years.

You disappeared at the age of 15, and everyone says you ran away.

Maybe you did, maybe you didn’t I do not know, all I do know is that your mother and I miss you so very much.

We were strict, and we were hard on you, this is true, but it was because we knew what you didn’t know about the world we were living in at the time.

As the world of Rapp Music and Gangs appeared on the scene the whole city changed, the whole neighborhood change.

We had to tighten up the reigns on a daughter that was so beautiful and so smart but was somewhat wild in her ways when it came to boys.

Yes, we did punish you sometimes for months at a time, but we felt we saved you from what we thought was certain death on the streets late at night.

You snuck out of the house, you stole our car, and you lied to us saying you were one place but you were at another. We caught you many times with boys much older than you.

You ran up the phone bill calling long distance, we got calls from the police saying they had picked you up on the wrong side of town and we needed to come pick you up at the station.

Not to mention you being a young white female who only dated young black men at a time when that was not looked upon as the norm.

There were times when we did not even mention to our friends that we had a daughter for fear they may have heard of you around town.

Were we ashamed? Sometimes yes, but more hurt that you would be so defiant to the very people who loved you.

Your brother misses you also. We know he took up for you many times when you were here. He said he felt sorry for you sometimes because we never let up on you. He said we were always putting you down and making you feel like you were the black sheep of the family.

However, he admits that the black sheep was he, because he was secretly drinking his way to alcoholism and we never noticed, cause we were too busy watching you.

Your mother and I are so sorry that we cause you so much pain, and we wish we could turn back the hands of time, because we would surely do it differently.

If you are alive and somehow read this letter that, we have posted in every newspaper that we could afford to put it in, please call us or just come home. I know you are 25 years old now, but please make yourself known to your mother father and brother, Life has never been the same without you.


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