While I was cleaning up the kitchen today I was thinking about childhood memories and wondering what a typical person thinks about when they remember their childhood?
A memory came to mind, I was in 5th grade excited that the campfire girls meeting was going to be at my house. My mom loved to bake and I was excited to see what type of after school snack she had dreamed up. On arriving home I found my mom , sitting in the corner covered in blood, crying, wrists slit and blood on the walls as if she was painting with her own blood. She had smeared her blood all over the living room wall. I had my little sisters and the campfire girls go outside and play while I cleaned the walls and sent for help. I had to have my mom admitted into Puget Sound Mental hospital and my great Grandmother Mable came to stay with us for a few weeks.
So many things I have kept to myself over the years and little by little I share the things that have molded me into the person I am today.
“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.”– Marie Curie
About Marie Curie
Marie Curie, the pioneering Polish-born French chemist, was the first person to win Nobel Prizes in two different fields. She was born in Warsaw on November 7, 1867. No Polish school would admit a woman, so she worked as a governess, sending her sister through medical school in France. Her sister, in turn, sent her to the Sorbonne, where she met her husband, Pierre Curie. Together they studied radiology, discovering two new chemical elements and inventing the term “radioactivity.” She died on July 4, 1934.