The purpose of the story depends on the person who is going to read it. Parts of it may cause some to examine their history. It may cause others to feel pity for the author and the occasional mistreatment to deter the author from obtaining more information about his own personal history.
For parents or prospective parents, it can show you how to not treat your children, how much important information you may wish to divulge, or how much information you may wish to suppress, which would depend on the nature of the information and the maturity of the child.
To the children, obey your parents, and do not disappoint them, especially if your parents have displayed a genuine love for you and truly look out for your best interest because it’s true you are being given an opportunity to live in a loving environment to help you grow into a caring, productive citizen.
Others may be able to discern a spiritual component that exists in all things and everyone because God, not always being apparent with our human eyes, is involved in every aspect of our lives.
Read, learn, enjoy, and ponder.
About the Author:
I was born in Tampa, Florida, in 1954. I am a product of Hillsborough County schools. I graduated from high school in 1971. I attended Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee, Florida, from 1971 to 1976 (four and a half years) with a degree in health and physical education (BS). I am married and have been since 1976. I have two adult children. My daughter is a professor of a well-known college in the state of Georgia, and my son is a high school football coach in the state of Alabama.
My interest are/were art (drawing), reading comic books, powerlifting, martial arts, studying the races, and African American and Native American history.
My work history is varied. I worked at a gun powder plant and boat-building plant, I was a corrections officer, an instructional aid in the public schools, a substitute teacher, coach, teacher, and now, I am a paraprofessional with Wakulla County Schools, Florida. As a paraprofessional I assist the teacher in the instruction of students who have special needs. I am also a part-time security officer at one of our malls. Currently, I am hoping for and working toward retirement.