My mother was very strict, she would not let me take part in any school sports, or activities, such as music, or go to hardly any school dances. She used a belt, or what she could get her hands on and liked pulling my hair all the time. I was made to do the housework for 7 people. I became so run down that I got mononeucleuosis and was in bed for 2 months. The doctor told my mother to take me home and put me in bed till I get well if she wanted me to live. I only weighed 98 lbs when I graduated from High School. I could hardly eat anything when I was home. My father was not like that to me. He did not know most of what went on in the house as he was out flying or farming most of the time. Yes, I was not only scared of going home everyday, it made me run away from home when I was 12 years old. I learned not to treat my children like that. I learned that hate and envy are a terrible thing, I saw it over and over. There was no love, no hugging or touching in a kind way. No complimenting in a nice way, no thanking for all the work I did for her growing up. There was either silence or screaming most of the time. I was also made to go to work outside the home at the age of 14 1/2 to buy my own clothes so my parents did not have to buy them anymore. The other syblings did not hold down a job like I did and go to school at the sametime. I cried in my pillow at night alot. It was very painful and I still have ptsd about it, after all these years. The only thing good that came out of my childhood was the fact that I grew closer to God and took refuge in his words in the little New Testament Bible I had received from going to Bible school at the age of 6. To this day my sister does not speak to me nor my two older brothers. I love the Lord and they don't. I was the 2nd child but oldest daughter. I wrote a hub and I was told to erase it, that it was too painful for our readers.
There is alot more that happened that I have not mentioned here.
There were 5 children
My scalp was torn loose from my skull in one instance and I was taken to emergency as it was hemoraging thru the scalp.
Just from being drug around by my hair all the time.