Sunday, August 1, 2010

My late brother, Josh, was born May 9, 1968. I was 2 and a half when he was born and my mom tells me that I treated him like my own doll. I remember a story that I used to put his hair in multiple pig tails. His father was an African American man that my mom had only dated. My mother continued single parenting, to this day. Ron was a lot more involved in Josh's life than my father ever was though. He saw him about once a year and has participated in many Christmases. Ron Stallings [was] a successful saxaphone player, who plays with Huey Lewis.

Anyway, I was no longer the baby and no longer an only child. I now became the first born oldest child. I have always felt emotionally closer to my mother, but that she was emotionally closer to my younger brother. I think this is how an oldest often feels. They watch the baby get the cuddles. And Josh being mixed race always drew my mother's protective mother instincts out for him.

Info. from mom:
221 Downey
We moved to the Haight and 221 Downey St. in February 1967. It was a lower flat and we shared it with Barbara and Megan and various other people over the coming months. Our room was in the back of the flat and had a great view. It's the room of the photo of you sitting up on a stool with no clothes on drawing on a table. We were still living there when Josh was born in 1968.
2436 Jones St.

In June 1968 we moved back to North Beach - 2436 Jones St. - (you could mapquest all these I suppose).

Here we lived with Leah and Shoshannah and various other people.
In August 1968 we moved in briefly with my friend Linda (and Sylvia and Shekinah) who is now Electra.

95 Scott St.

By October we had found a flat to share with some other women at 95 Scott St. The 3 of us had one big room. It was during this time that I went to an encounter group.
1822 McAllister

In October 1968 we moved to a little apartment next door in a building to Leah and Shoshannah on 1822 McAllister. I think it was near Golden Gate Park. It was here that I began to scheme to move to Marin County.


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