Feb. 6, 2018

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In this photo, I'm modeling for the society section of the state's only newspaper. The photographer staged the photos inside the Civic Center in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.  I estimate the date to be 1970 or 1971. 

Interesting that I remember exactly what was on-my-mind as I poised for the camera that afternoon. My Divorce was eminent; I'd reached my limit.  I'd had enough of a destructive, one-sided marriage. 

Facing the unknown---an un-predictable future--- I knew that my children and I had no way to go but

In this photo, I'm modeling for the society section of the state's only newspaper. The photographer staged the photos inside the Civic Center in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. I estimate the date to be 1970 or 1971.

Interesting that I remember exactly what was on-my-mind as I poised for the camera that afternoon. My Divorce was eminent; I'd reached my limit. I'd had enough of a destructive, one-sided marriage.

Facing the unknown---an un-predictable future--- I knew that my children and I had no way to go but "up". Our lives in Pine Bluff were over---every direction was a dead-end street.

Looking back, I have regrets but... divorce was never one of them. I do regret having to endure the constant mental abuse from my ex, his next wife, and from all in his family--decades after the divorce. It should never have happened.

Knowing what I know now....I would have sold anything and everything...to pay for restraining orders, lawsuits, even a "contract" on all of them if necessary. I should have made "believers" out of them, long ago.

Over the years, I've learned why some of us would rather be alone....than in a phony marriage with fair-weather friends, and a fake family.

Thankfully, through all the stress, hurt, and abuse, I never lost my ability to love. Only now....I'm very particular who gets close enough to experience...my heart.

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17.10 | 01:42

I miss being Facebook friends with you! Hope you are well and happy.

Tammy Brookover Jay

15.10 | 01:28

Love all of this. I'm so lucky to be your neighbor,

30.08 | 16:26

Sally, my friend, I love your writings and sometimes they make me cry and then smile. I love you as if I had known you all my life. God Bless you each and every day in all you do.

29.08 | 19:19

Lol, I loved reading this story! As a female that dated a couple men with Harleys, I totally understand and met Harley Guy myself, many times over!
I hope you get your 3wheels someday soon!

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