Halls of History—I guess I come from a dysfunctional family

Halls of History

When I went to Brigham City, Utah, in late July 2018, I wanted to find all the homes and stomping grounds from my youth, ages 6-10.

The last home I lived in before the State of Utah took me away from my mom and stepdad (I was one of the State’s greatest juvenile delinquents) was at 301 Englewood Drive. Across the street was a park that I often played in to get away from parental abuse at home. Hmmm. I wonder if the parental abuse was a cause of my juvenile delinquency…………

The park in the early 1960s was covered with poison ivy, which is where I learned that I wasn’t affected by poison ivy. In July 2018 it had grass, trees, playground, basketball courts, baseball fields, picnic areas, and no poison ivy.

Lindsay Park in Brigham City, Utah

Lindsay Park in Brigham City, Utah

Lindsay Park in Brigham City, Utah

Lindsay Park in Brigham City, Utah

I must admit that I was a little saddened and depressed while roaming around Brigham City finding things and reminiscing. I think most of it resulted from not knowing my birth dad (he committed suicide when I was 6) and having no relationship with my birth mother after my wise old (paternal) grandmother adopted me in December 1965. I guess I come from a dysfunctional family….

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4 thoughts on “Halls of History—I guess I come from a dysfunctional family

  1. SueW

    The past haunts us as we become older, it haunts far more than in days goneby. We seem to aquire a desire, a need to look back, go back, and question. I hope you find your answers, but I have that gut feeling that you won’t. The only clear answer here is that whatever has gone on before, it most definitely wasn’t your fault. 🙂

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  2. Dalo 2013

    Beautiful photos, in a sense the photo reflects your conflicting feelings – in the past full of poison ivy, but now looking incredible. Reflective of you, I would guess, from “I was one of the State’s greatest juvenile delinquents” to who you are now. Take care.

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