djp59 wrote:Those pictures are amazing, what a great job!
Can I ask a question? Did you both hold a lot of anger towards your family's for taking you there?
Thanks again for sharing your stories!!
djp59... This question has risen afew times for both of us. But I'm glad you ask because I really haven't completed my last answer with Heidi Smith.
As I said before, Once I got out, this was never brought up again within the Family.
I never held a grudge against anyone in my Family for this. I've often wondered if anyone in my family did think that I held this against them by leaving Michigan or not returning so soon after our Mother died in 1970. But tcsh had nothing to do with my leaving. After our Mothers death, the family broke up, We were taken to Texas to meet our real Father and his family.I didn't like Texas, so I left to find a new start. I headed for Southern, California.
As I got older I figured out why I was in tcsh, and as things fell into place I understood why my Mother had taken me there.
Back then my disability was fairly rare to most Doctors, so it were treated like lepracy. I remember being taken to TC many times see different DR's.
I understand now that my mother didn't know what to do, so after getting advice from many different dr's who had no professional knowlege on my condition, the only thing she knew to do was commit me to a State Hospital.
If any blame should be given, it should go to the Doctors.
My running away several times is what got me out of there.