Thanks for sharing all of your pieces of memory with me. I was wondering if it was just me, or others, also. I seem to remember that my Mother was more of a liberal Dub, and gave me art lessons, and music lessons, but I just don't seem to remember very big chunks of my childhood. I am wondering if my mind is blocking out most of it that was painful, and only allowing me to remember the more pleasant memories. I do remember some very bad things, yes, but it's only bits and pieces. I can't put a whole comprehensive memory to some of the more terrifying things. I *do* remember my parents doing some horrifying things to me at age 17 and 18, and when I bring those up to them they don't remember. Maybe they have selective memories, too? I *do* remember that when I was 17,. and still living home, that my mother had become inactive, and she and my Father took my old checks, held them up against the light of the window, and forged my signature on my checking account to pay their bills. I had a job and wasn't staying there much. I was saving up to buy a car, and when I went to buy the new car, my check wasn't good. You know how I found out that they did that? I asked her and she told me the truth, that yes, she had done that.
I checked at the bank and they showed me all the checks my JW mother and non-JW father had written against my account! They asked me if I wanted ti file forgery charges on them and I said I did. When my Father found out, he called me at my work and begged for forgiveness. I didn't pursue charges on them. She says that she does NOT remember doing this, and demands that I show her the checks. This was 25 years ago. I doubt that that bank still has those checks. Wish I would have saved them. But they insist that this is just a FIGMENT of my imagination, and that they never did this. Selective memory.
Anyway... I have memories popping up, pieces of them at least, and am wondering if you experience this, too.. and whether we are all just crazy.