Immediate family, not extended family. If yes, fess up and share your stories and tell us how you escaped,
Good nutrition has given you some length of bone, OP.
There's money in my family, I'm so glad I didn't turn out to be a cunt.
My real parents were jetting off to a cosmopolitain cocktail party when they lost an engine on the plane. My mother thinking quickly tossed me from the plane and I landed safely in a cow pattie in Oklahoma where I was found by rednecks and raised az one of their own
Not trash but my mom and dad were fairly poor when growing up. They had enough food and grew up in clean houses and were taught manners but they were poor as in one pair of shoes per year for school, etc. My dad joined the Army and went to college on the GI bill and got out of the shit town he was from. Mom obviously married Dad. Most of family has continued improving themselves through education but I do have one uncle and one aunt who live like white trash and the entire family cringes each time we have to deal with them.
My real mother, Ladyboy Farfegnewton of Wachovia, thought she had gas, let one rip, and out I flew.
I was discovered by a ferrel pack of mouth-breathing bass players who worshipped Alice Cooper. Our clan worked as itinerant 7-eleven clerks from Des Moines to Akron.
You adopted the black eye shadow and Big Gulp. I grew up in them.
Good God OP! This thread will have over 300 post in an hour!
Both of may parents were high school drop-outs and children of sharecroppers. They left the farm to move into housing projects. They both earned a GED, went to technical school, bought a home and started a family. There was always books in my house and the importance of a good education was stressed. We were taught to speak correct English and manners.
"Oh my God. I'm back. I'm home. All the time, it was... We finally really did it ... You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!"
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