ILLUMINATION
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ILLUMINATION

I Chose to Save My Brother

It was him or my cousin I couldn’t save them both.

Author’s photo of my brother and me. My older sister is behind us.

This is a true story. It’s about how irresponsible my parents were at times. In hindsight, it’s a miracle all four of us kids survived. My parents were brilliant people in possession of numerous degrees. Yet, when I reflect on their behavior and the countless poor decisions they made, I have to wonder if they were as intelligent as I had always thought them to be.

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Mandy McElroy

I left an almost 40 year unhappy marriage. One daughter cut me out of her life, and that of her children due to my actions. I write about that hurt and more.