Yesterday I was rushed, and I am again today, so I will try to get what I can in here as quickly as possible...
At any rate, after the meeting with the counselors, [*] and I put off immediately talking to [*]. I did not really want to be a part of the conversation (considering the history involved) but [*] wanted me to. Instead, it all came out in a rather non-planned way on the night of October 15, 2003.
[*], myself, [*] and a couple of our friends/volunteers (Jeff Berna and Tasha Bordeaux) were sitting in the back room of the store (Arcadia) talking. John and [*] (my son and [*]'s youngest) were also there, but were asked to leave after the conversation turned. We were talking about something else entirely, something to do with [*]'s problems in school, if I recall correctly, and I made a slip and mentioned something about the talk [*] and I had had with the counselors (forgive me that I don't recall more specifics about that part of the conversation, but it has been five years...).
At any rate, [*] decided to launch into talking to [*] about the incident that she had recalled. I asked John and [*] to leave the room when I saw where it was going, and made to leave myself, but was asked by [*] to stay. And truth to tell, I did want to hear what [*] said. So I sat back and remained as quiet as I could while [*] talked to her daughter.
The first thing [*] did was ask [*] if she recalled the incident that had happened when she was little. [*] asked her specifically if she recalled a man coming into the house (his name was Shane, by the way - I recalled that much) and assaulting her. [*] looked dumbfounded and just shook her head, No. At this point, [*] began describing the incident in detail, starting with how Shane had come into the house and before long had pulled [*] down onto the couch from behind. In the middle of the telling though, [*] began to fill in the details - in the presence of being told about the story, she suddenly recalled it in detail. In fact, [*] began providing details that [*] did not recall herself!
Okay, time is up again... Hopefully I'll get to post more on this tomorrow... So little time, so much to tell...
Political Prisoner since 2004