30 September 2010


My grandpa, on a pony
This is my grandfather, riding a pony on his parents' Ohio farm.
How old do you think he is?
At this point in his life, he's already getting drunk.
Already smoking.
Already dodging the physical and verbal abuse of his own father.

He'll grow up to be a powerful, enigmatic man, full of charisma, but also cruelty.
He'll write in his own journals about his cruelty to his own sons.
About his drunk wife.
About his confusion.
About his love.

Imagine your 6-year-old getting drunk behind the barn, shooting off guns.


He's just a little boy.

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