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  •  I was a chubby child, and defensive (2+ / 0-)
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    worldlotus, Powell

    about it. (I come from a family of toothpicks and beanpoles.) When I was in third grade, we got a new classmate. He was chubby too and got picked on. I figured it was his weight and didn't want to draw any attention to me. I never noticed his sisters or younger brothers being picked on. I look back, and wonder, was it really because his dad was Dr. King? I never saw anyone pick on Dr. Abernathy's daughter, who was also in my class; actually, I thought she was one of the coolest people and wanted to be like her. Who knows - I have only my memories, and hope we were just typical nasty small children, not reflecting any sicknesses of parents.

    "Until death it is all life." Don Quixote

    by cv lurking gf on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 10:33:39 AM PST

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