I grew up in New York City, in Queens. I left my parents’ home to go away to college when I was barely sixteen. I was not happy living there, for a long time. There were so many arguments, so much yelling. There was a lack of kindness and extreme imposed austerity. My dominant motivating force had always been fear. Do well in school — or else. Clean your room — or else. Place the needle on the record and ever so carefully lower the plexiglass lid on the turntable so as not to disturb the needle — or else.
Going Home
Cathy Ladman
426

Were we raised in the same household? This is why I want to bulldoze that house in 30 years, if not less.

One clap, two clap, three clap, forty?

By clapping more or less, you can signal to us which stories really stand out.