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  •  I, too, am a survivor. And I hate (6+ / 0-)

    holidays. Even after 25 years I still react negatively to the IDEA of a day off of constant drinking, the reliably broken plans, and the beating at the end of the day. I have worked very hard at overcoming the desperate feelings from those memories, but have not fully succeeded. What I do know is I will get through the holiday and won't have new emotional or physical scars. There is some serenity in knowing that.

    "There must be more to life than having everything" -Maurice Sendak

    by lilypew on Wed Jul 04, 2012 at 08:10:29 AM PDT

    •  Yep, the song describes holidays exactly right: (2+ / 0-)
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      Avilyn, KenBee

      Well she seemed all right by dawn's early light,
      Tho she looked a little worried and weak
      She tried to pretend he wasn't drinkin' again
      But daddy'd left the proof on her cheek.

      Word gets around in a small, small town,
      They said he was a dangerous man.
      But Mama was proud and she stood her ground;
      She knew she was on the loosin' end.

      Full lyrics:

      WE NEVER FORGET Our Labor Martyrs: a project to honor the men, women and children who lost their lives in Freedom's Cause. For May: Martyrs of the San Diego Free Speech Fight, Spring 1912.

      by JayRaye on Wed Jul 04, 2012 at 10:35:14 AM PDT

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