Date: October 08, 2022 12:47PM
She believes in God and Jesus Christ, but not in what the church teaches. She told me once she goes because she knows mom and dad want her to. They told me they were fine with me not going. They were very disturbed by what happened, but then my dad told my daughter to never stop going to church just after my mom died. He was hoping I'd go back then, too. He died a few months later.
But we grew up as the ones who didn't belong. I lived a life full of fake mormons. My older sister just said about that ward we grew up in "I tried so hard to fit in." I'd never heard her say that. Most of the mormons are nice to me around here. I knew most of them before he left me. They all stop and talk to him! ha ha Especially the women. Women just adore "the husband."
But everywhere I went to church until I married Mr. Mormon, people were fake towards me and my siblings, oh, except some of the guys I worked with at Thiokol. It has been 37 years since I left Thiokol and I still have a few I talk to. The rest have passed away. They are wonderful men and just good people. They aren't the fake kind of mormons.
But I had my share. One of my fake friends died last November of a heart attack. I listened to her funeral on zoom, but I didn't go. I haven't talked to her since about 1990. If she saw me in a store, I'd run. I dumped the fake friends from my growing up years a long time ago.
P.S. My aunt who I've talked about on here, my mom's sister and my mom's brother--and all their kids, I don't speak to. I do talk to this aunt. She had to force herself into my life. My sister says she tells me things that she won't tell anyone else as they have to put on that fake front. I think she finds me someone she can tell it all to since her son is gay and then we both had twins. One of her twin babies died at birth.