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Sunday, July 12, 2009

I never expected this

Our family reunion is coming up and we have to get the family campground ready. My dad and Uncle went up to the cabin to build a new outhouse. A new non-stinky, composting kind. They happened to forget to take the bedding up so I thought I would do the thoughtful thing and take it up for whoever wanted to use the cabin next. As I came down the hill to the campground I saw something that made me pull up short and start to hyperventilate. My uncle, the nasty, creepy molester kind, was there with my dad and other men working up there. I just stood there for a few minutes not knowing what to do. The old farm truck I had driven up had broken down and I had no real way to escape. This disgusting man has molested so many people it is hard to keep track. He spent 10 yrs in a prison in Arizona for what he did to a grandaughter. He is now not allowed within 100 metres of children. My dad finally saw me and called to me to come down and join them. My answer? NO!!!!!! I just couldn't go anywhere near that man. Talk about a panic! I went down to the creek to try and stay out of his way. Then I stayed as far away as I could for the next hour or so till I could get a ride out of there. I couldn't look at where he was. I definitely couldn't look at his face. What an afternoon. I never, ever wanted to see him again. Now, don't get me wrong here. I have no concrete memories of him molesting me and I purposely don't think about times with him so that if there are memories I won't have to know about it. What we do know is that he molested kids who were babysat at their house, and I was babysat there. We do know that as an 18 month old child I ran away from his house when he was babysitting me. The found me blocks away. Why would I run as a toddler? Well, I won't accuse him of anything but I panic whenever I even think about him getting near me. I avoid contact with him like the plague. Normally the family doesn't have contact with him at all. We never let him come to the reunions but they didn't think that anyone else would be coming up so they let his son bring him to get him out of the house. He is an old man and I guess they felt sorry for him. So now they know that they have to give me warning too before he is allowed up there again.

5 Comments:

Lynn
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Lynn

OMGosh...talk about a scary situation ! You handled it the only way you could and hopefully he was told to stay far away from now on !

Rebecca

Oh goodness...I can't imagine what I would have done. My birth father has spent a lot of time in prison for the exact same thing. The very thought of him disgusts me. I wont tell you what I think should actually be done to child molesters, but Matthew 18:6 brings me comfort.

"But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea."

Rockelle

Sorry about that Deanna....

Did the outhouse turn out okay?

Rita

I was in a panic reading this, sweet Deanna. I hope you're okay.