Thursday, July 23, 2015

My Mother's Divorce

I have often wondered exactly how old I was when my mother divorced my father.  Here is the divorce decree.  It is dated January 13, 1945.  She divorced him because he was an alcoholic and a very mean one.  I remember vividly some of the horrible things he did - pulled a gun on us, beat my mother, whipped me and lots of other stuff.  When my mother left him, she brought me to Texas and we lived with my great grandmother.