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Friday, August 22, 2008

The Serenity Prayer

God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time,
enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardship as a pathway to peace;
taking, as Jesus did,
this siniful world as it is,
not as I would have it;
trusting that You will make all things right
if I surrender to Your will;
so that I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with You in the next,
Amen

(By Reinhold Niebuhr)

Little Miss "P"

Persephone is known by many nicknames and they all start with "P" so sometimes I just call her Miss P.
Pinto Bean
Lil Potato (or Lil Tater)
Penelope
Princess
Pumpkin
Puddin'
And Here She Is!!!!!!


A Silent Movie Star, Miss MoneyPenny

Thomas Sloan Massengale and Susan Brown

Thomas S. Massengale married Susan Brown and they had
a daughter, Lora Massengale who married John Langdon Wilder and they had
a daugther, Clara Marie Wilder who married Julian Rhett Prince and they had
a daughter, Peggy who is Stan's mother.

Here are the different spellings of the Massengale name:
Massengale, Massingale, Massingill, Massengill, Masengall, Massengall, Marshingell, Marshingill, Marsingell, Marsingill, Marsingall, Marsengale, Marsingale, Marsengill, Marsengall, Massengall, Massingall,

Thomas Sloan Massengale was born 4/25/1861 in SC to William Franklin Massingill (DOB about 1828 in ?; DOD about 1870 in Pickens, SC) and Mary Elizabeth Hayes (DOB about 1833 in Pickens, SC; DOD ? in Pickens, SC). Thomas Massengale's death certificate (Spartanburg County, SC, #17205) said that he died at 19:15am in Beech Springs, Spartanburg County, SC. His death certificate states he was married to Susan Brown Massengill (sic) and that he was 81 years old. It states he was born in SC and his father was William Massengill who was also born in SC. His mother was Mary Hayes, born in SC. Thomas died of Myocarditis and the Informant was W. H. Massengill (son)of Greer, SC. He was buried at Belleview Baptist Church cemetery on 7/20/1942 by Lanford-Boyter Mortuary of Woodruff, SC. He was in the SC Death Records, 1821-1955, as "Thomas S. Massengill", Vol 221, Certificate #17205, DOD 7/19/1942 at 81 years old, Estimated DOB 1861 Male, White, County of Death was Spartanburg.

His obituary was in the Spartanburg Herald Journal on 7/20/1942 on pg 5 "Woodruff, July 19 - Thomas S. Massengale, 81, died at his home near Greer this morning at 10:15 o'clock after a long illness. Funeral services will be conducted at Belleview Baptist Church at 5 o'clock Monday afternoon. The Rev. Jennings Johnson and the Rev. C. L. Boyter will officiate. Interment will be in the churchyard. Active pallbearers will be Douglas and George Massengale, William Turner, Edgar Wilder, Haskell Perry and James Roddy, grandsons. Surviving are three sons, O.W., J.T., and W.H. Massengale, all of Greer, Route 1; six daughters, Mrs. G.W. Wilder of Charleston, Mrs. J.L. Wilder of Spartanburg, Mr.s C.C. Hall of Leesville, Mrs. E.D. Turner, Mrs M.M. Roddy and Mrs. M.L. Perry, all of Greer; 55 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Arrangements are in charge of Lanford-Boyter mortuary."


Susan Brown Massengale

T.S. Massengale married Susan Brown who was born 11/30/1864 in Pickens County, SC to John Tatum Brown (DOB 3/30/1840 in Griffin Comunity, Pickens County, SC; DOD 3/15/1913 in Enoree, Clarendon County, SC) and Sarah Hood (DOB 12/4/1838 in Pickens County, SC; DOD 6/27/1931 in Austin, Greenville County, SC). Susan Brown Massengale died on 7/2/1959 in Spartanburg County, SC. She is buried with Thomas at Belleview Baptist Church cemetery in Woodruff, Spartanburg County, SC.

1870 U.S. Census of Dacusville, Pickens County, SC, Roll M593-1506, Pg 371, Image 472, Lines 10-19, "Solomon Hays", Dwelling 60, Family 58
"Hays, Solomon, 66 (years old), M(ale), W(hite), Farmer, $175 Real Estate Value, $200 Personal Estate Value, Born in SC, Cannot read or write, US citizens
"Sarah, 60, F, W, Housekeeper, born in SC, Cannot read or write
"Melinda, 27, F, W, Without, Born in SC, Cannot read or write
"Sarah, 23, F, W, Without, Born in SC, Cannot read or write
"Susan, 20, F, W, Without, Born in SC, Cannot read or write
"Maltilda (sic), 7, F, W, Without, Born in SC, Cannot read or write
"Massingill, Mary, 36, F, W, Without, Born in SC, Can read but cannot write
"Thomas, 9, M, W, Without, Born in SC
"William, 6, M, W, Without, Born in SC
"James, 2, M, W, Born in SC"

1880 Census Dacusville, Pickens County, SC, Series T9, Roll 1238, Page 58, ED 130, Lines 4-10, 11-14, 15-22, 43-50, "Solomon Hayes", "Enock Lawson", James M. Hays", "Joseph Massingill"
"Solomon Hayes, 78, W, M, Farming, Cannot read or write, Born in SC, Mother born in SC, Father born in SC
"Sarah, 72, W, F, Wife, Keeping House, Born in SC, Mother born in SC, Father born in SC
"Melinda, W, F, 38, Daughter, Born in SC, Mother born in SC, Father born in SC
"Sarah, W, F, 34, Daughter, Born in SC, Mother born in SC, Father born in SC
"Susan Everett, W, F, 30, Daughter, Born in SC, Mother born in SC, Father born in SC
"Thomas Massingill, W, M, 19, Grandson, Single, Laborer, Born in SC, Mother born in SC, Father born in SC
"Lelia Everett, W, F, 1, Granddaughter, Born in SC, Mother born in SC, Father born in SC
"Enock Lawson, W, M, 40, Farming, Can read & write, Born in SC, Mother born in SC, Father born in SC
"Lotta, W, F, 44, Wife, Keeping house, Can read & write, Born in SC, Mother born in SC, Father born in SC
"Josie, W, F, 8, Daughter
"William Massingale, W, M, 16, Nephew, Can read & write, Born in SC, Mother born in SC, Father born in SC
"James M. Hays, W, M, 37, Farming, Born in SC, Mother born in SC, Father born in SC
"Amy, W, F, 33, Wife, Keeping House, Born in SC, Mother born in SC, Father born in SC
"Thomas J., W, M, 12, Son, Laborer, Born in SC, Mother born in SC, Father born in SC
"Sarah E., W, F, 9, Daughter, Born in SC, Mother born in SC, Father born in SC
"Hettie, W, F, 8, Daughter, Born in SC, Mother born in SC, Father born in SC
"Jane, W, F, 6, Daughter, Born in SC, Mother born in SC, Father born in SC
"Richard, W, M, 4, Son, Born in SC, Mother born in SC, Father born in SC
"Lois E., W, F, 2, Daughter, Born in SC, Mother born in SC, Father born in SC
"Joseph Massingill, W, M, 37, Farming, Born in SC, Mother born in SC, Father born in SC
"Perrine, W, F, 30, Wife, Keeping house, Born in SC, Mother born in SC, Father born in SC
"William, W, M, 12, Son, Laborer, Born in SC, Mother born in SC, Father born in SC
"Thompson, W, M, 10, Son, Born in SC, Mother born in SC, Father born in SC
"Lida, W, F, 8, Daughter, Born in SC, Mother born in SC, Father born in SC
"Julia, W, F, 7, Daughter, Born in SC, Mother born in SC, Father born in SC
"Lena, W, F, 6, Daughter, Born in SC, Mother born in SC, Father born in SC
"Lona, W, F, 6, Daughter, Born in SC, Mother born in SC, Father born in SC"

1900 U.S. Census of Woodruff, Spartanburg County, SC, ED 111, Roll T623-1542, Sheet 14B, Lines 92-100, Taken 6/19/1900, "Thomas S. Massingill" or "Thomas S. Massingell", Dwelling 135, Family 136
"Massingill, Thomas S. , Head, W(hite), M(ale), Born in April, 1861, 39 years old, Married 17 years, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC, Farmer, Rents his farm, Can Speak English, Can read & write
"Susan, Wife, W, F, Born in Nov, 1865, 34, Married 17 years, had 7 children of which 7 are still alive, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC,
"Eller, Daughter, W, F, Born in Dec, 1883, 16, Single, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC
"Oscar, Son, W, M, Born in Nov, 1885, Single, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC,
"John, Son, W, M, Born in March, 1888, 12, Single, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC,
"Lora, Daughter, W, F, Born in June, 1890, 9, Single, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC, At school
"Birdie, Daughter, W, F, Born in Aug, 1891, 8, Single, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC, At school
"Lizzie, Daughter, W, F, Born in Dec, 1893, 6, Single, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC, At school
"Ada, Daughter, W, F, Born in Feb, 1897, 3, Single, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC"

1910 U.S. Census of Reidville Township, Spartanburg County, SC, ED 84, Sheet 9B, Roll T624-1473, Image 21, Lines 42-74, "T.S. Massegill" and "Wilder, Lang", Dwelling 159, 162 and Family 159, 163
"Massengill, T.S., Head, M(ale), W(hite), 49 years old, Married, Married 29 years old, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC, Speaks English, Farmer on a general farm, Rents the farm, Can read & write
"Susan, Wife, F, W, 44 years old, Married 29 years, Had 11 children of which 10 are still alive, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC, speaks English, Can read & write
"Birdie, Daughter, F, W, 19, Single, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC, speaks English, Can read & write, Farm Laborer
"Lizzie, Daughter, F, W, 16, Single, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC, speaks English, Can read & write, Farm Laborer
"Ada, Daughter, F, W, 13, Single, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC, speaks English, Can read & write
"Ila, Daughter, F, W, 10, Single, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC, speaks English, Can read & write
"Carrie, Daughter, F, W, 6, Single, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC, speaks English, Can read & write
"Wade, Son, M, W, 2, Single, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC, speaks English, Can read & write
"Hays, Mary, Mother, F, W, 74, Widowed, Married 45 years, Had 4 children of which 3 are still alive, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC, speaks English, Can read & write (I don't know why she has her maiden name on this census)
"Wilder, Lang, Head, M, W, 30, Married, Married 5 years, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC, speaks English, Can read & write, Farmer on general farm, Rents the farm
"Lora, Wife, F, W, 21, Married, Married 5 years, Had 2 children or which 2 are still alive, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC, speaks English, Can read & write
"Clara, Daughter, F, W, 3, Single, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC, speaks English, Can read & write
"Carl, Son, M, W, 2, Single, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC, speaks English, Can read & write"

1920 U.S. Census of Moss Township, Edgefiled County, SC, ED 91, Roll T625-1694, Image 828, Sheet 2B, Lines 52-59, Taken 1/5/1920, "Thomas S. Massingale", Dwelling 32, 33, Family 32, 33
"Massingale, Thomas S. , Head, Home owned, mortgaged, M(ale), W(hite), 58 yeras old, Married, Can read & write, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC, Farmer on general farm, Working on his own account
"Susan, Wife, F, W, 54, Married, Can read & write, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC
"Ila, Daughter, F, W, 19, Single, Can read & write, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC
"Carry, Daughter, F, W, 16, Single, Attends school, Can read & write, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC
"Wade, Son, M, W, 12, Single, Attends school, Can read & write, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC
"Brown, Sarah, Head, Home owned, mortgaged, F, W, 80, Widowed, Can read & write, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC
"Biddie, Daughter, F, W, 57, Single, Can read & write, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC, Farm Laborer on home farm
"Sallie, Daughter, F, W, 40, Single, Can read & write, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC, Farm Laborer on home farm"

1930 U.S. Census of Reidville Township, Spartanburg County, SC, ED 42-40, Sheet 19B, Lines 93-99, Taken 4/17/1930, "Thomas Masengale" and "Wade H. Masengale", Dwelling 365, 366, Family 366
"Masengale, Thomas, Head, Rents home, Lives on Farm, M(ale), W(hite), 68 years old, Married when he was 21 years old, Married when he was 18 years old, Can read & write, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC, Farmer on general farm, Not a veteran of the Civil War
"Susan, Wife, F, W, 64, Married when she was 16 years old, Married 18 years, Can read & write, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC (indexed as Luson on Ancestry.com)
"Willie, Son, M, W, 25, Single, Can read & write, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC,
"Masengale, Wade H. , Head, Rent home, Lives on Farm, M, W, 21, Married when he was 18 years old, Can read & write, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC, Farmer on genearl farm, Not a veteran of the Civil War
"Ruby, Wife, F, W, 20, Single, Can't read or write, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC,
"Clifton, Relative, M, W, 12, Single, Can't read or write, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC,
"James, Son, M, W, 1 6/12, Single, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC"

Susan Brown Massengale's obituary was in the Spartanburg Herald Journal, 7/3/1959, pg 11
"Mrs. Suzan Brown Massengale (sic), 95, widow of Thomas Massengale, died Thursday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ila Roddy of Greer, Route 1, after a long illness. A native of Pickens County, she was a daughter of John Tatum and Sarah Hood Brown. She was a member of Bellview Baptist Church. Surviving are: three other daughters, Mrs. J.L. Wilder (Mrs. Lora John Langdon Wilder) of Spartanburg; Mrs. (Lizzi) M.L. Perry of Greer; Mrs. Carrie Hall of Leesville; three sons, O.W. and W.H. Massengale of Greer; J.T. Massengale of Greer, Route 1; two sisters: Mrs. Emma White of Spartanburg; Mrs. Sally Brown of Greer; 60 grandchildren, 114 great grandchildren and 96 great great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Wood Mortuary."

A second obituary in the Spartanburg Herald Journal, 7/4/195, pg 14
"Funeral Services for Mrs. Suzan Brown Massengale (sic), 95, widow of Thomas Massengale will be conducted Saturday at 4 p.m. at Bellview Baptist Church by the Revs. Tom Turner, Alvie Tweed, Charlie Boyter and Pal ___ (illegible). Burial will be in the church cemetery. The following grandsons will be pallbearers: Edgar Wilder, Sloan Hall, James Roddy, Jim Perry and Leroy and James Massingale. The body will be at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roddy, at 3 p.m. Friday until taken to the church Saturday at 3 p.m. The Wood Mortuary is in charge."


Bellview Baptist Church, Woodruff, Spartanburg County, SC, graves of Thomas and Susan Massengale.



Thomas and Susan Massengale had 9 children:

1) Lora Massengale (DOB 6/19/1888 in SC; DOD 3/15/1970 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC) married to John Langdon Wilder. Both are buried at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Spartanburg, SC.

2) Ela J. Massengale (DOB 12/24/1880 in SC; DOD 9/19/1950 in Woodruff, Spartanburg County, SC) married George William Wilder (John Langdon Wilder's brother). They are both buried at New Unity Baptist Church, Spartanburg County, SC.

3) Oscar William Massengale (DOB 11/28/1885 in SC; DOD 6/24/1963 in Spartanburg, SC) married Jamie Barnette. Oscar and Jamie had 10 children: Ola Gertrude Massengale married to Thomas "Tom" B. Leonard, Edwin Massengale, George Pose Massengale, William Horace Massengale, Mamie Marie Massengale, Thomas Andrew Massengale, Edgar Massengale, Leory Massengale, Mary Lou Massengale, Hasall Massingill.

Spartanburg Herald Journal, 7/16/1946, front page
"Tom Leonard Dies After He Kills Two
"Shoots Wife, Her Mother, Killed By Brother-In-Law
"Pelham, July 15. In a family tragedy, 3 persons were shot to death at their home here about 11 tonight. Officer R.B. Colvin of Greer, one of the investigating officers, listed the trio as: Mrs. O.W. Massingale, about 60; Her daughter, Mrs. Ola Leonard; Her son-in-law, Tom Leonard, 48. The officer said his investigation disclosed that Leonard shot his wife and mother-in-law through a door of the house with a .32 Smith and Wesson pistol. In turn, Leonard was shot to death by his brother-in-law, Leroy Massingale, 19, who used a double-barreled shotgun. 'Family trouble' was the cause of the shootings, the officer said he was told. He quoted young Massingale as saying that Leonard threatened to kill every member of the family just prior to the triple slaying. In slaying the 2 women, Leonard exhausted all of the ammunition in his pistol, Officer Colvin said, and he was engaged in reloading when he was shot. The slayings were reported by young Massingale, who gave himself up at the Greer City Jail. He still was being held at the jail at midnight. Sheriff B.B. Brockman and Coroner A.M. Cashwere notified by County Officer Roy Lister, who accompanied Officer Colvin to Pelham, The bodies were carried to the Wood Mortuary in Greer, SC."

Spartanburg Herald Journal, 7/18/1945, pg 2
"Triple Rites To Be Held
"Funeral services for Mrs. Jamie B. Massingale, Mrs. Ola M. Leonard and Thomas B. Leonard will be conducted at the gravesides in the Liberty Hill cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 4 by the Rev. N.H. Phillips and the Rev. Jennings Johnson. The following men are asked to meet at the cemetery at 3:45 and serve as active pallbearers: For Mrs. Massingale, Clyde Waters, Bryant Cooper, Denny Vaughn, Claude Brannon, Floyd Brannon and Wyatt Vaughn; for Mrs. Leonard, Wilton Perry, Harold Perry, Douglas Massingale, Blanche Gwynn, William Turner, and Fred Roddy; for Mr. Leonard, Baker McClimmon, Donald Wood, Nick Smith, Herman Smith, Eddie Waddell and Bub Brannon. The bodies will remain at the Wood Mortuary until the hour of the service."

4) John Thomas Massengale (DOB 3/30/1888 in Pickens County, SC; DOD 11/23/1962 in Greer, SC) married Annie Newman. His World War I Draft Registration (dated 6/5/1917) says he lived at Woodruff, R. 1, DOB 3/30/1887, Natural born citizen, Born in Pickens, SC, Farming for himself, He has a wife and 4 childen as dependents, He had no military experience, He signed by making his mark, He was medium height, medium build, brown eyes, black hair, not bald. (Roll 1877681, Draft Board 1)

5) Bertie Estelle Massengale (DOB 8/1/1892 in SC; DOD 12/26/1980 in Spartanburg, SC) married Lewis Taylor. They are both buried at Bellview Baptist Church cemetery, Woodruff, Spartanburg County, SC. The censuses list her as Birdie.

6) Lizzie Massengale (DOB 1/1/1894 in SC; DOD 12/26/1980 in Spartanburg, SC) married Murrey L. Perry. They are buried at Belleview Baptist Church cemetery, Woodruff, Spartanburg County, SC.

7) Wade Hampton Massengale (DOB 6/20/1907 in SC; DOD 1/1980 in Greer, SC) married Ruby Lowe.

8) Nellie Ila Massengale (DOB 10/16/1901 in SC; DOD 11/25/1974 in Spartanburg, SC) married Fred Monroe Roddy in 1922. Fred M. Roddy was born 10/7/1903 and died 8/10/1949. They are both buried at Sharon United Methodist Church, 1421 Reidville Sharon Road (and Sharon Church Rd, where they intersect), Greer, SC, 29651, http://sharonumcgreer.org/ (They have their cemetery records online.)

9) Carrie Massengale (DOB 1904 in SC; DOD ? in ?) married Clifton Hall.

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Green Tomatoes

Green Tomato Preserves

1 qt sliced green tomatoes
1 qt sugar
1 lemon, grated rind, juice and pulp
1 stick cinnamon

Place in kettle, let stand several hours to draw juice. Cook until tomatoes are thick and clear.

Source: Countryside & Small Stock Journal, Sept/Oct 2008, The Homestead Kitchen: Tantalizing Tomato Recipes, pg 80

Green Tomato Chutney

1 lb onions, chopped
5 lbs green tomatoes
2 tsp coarse salt
2 cups sugar
5 cups spiced vinegar (see below)
1 cup raisins

Simmer the onions in a little water until soft. Drain. Peel and slice the tomatoes and put into the saucepan with the onions and salt. Mix well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Mix the sugar with the vinegar. Add to the tomatoes. Stir in the raisins and simmer for about one hour or until thick. Stir frequently. Pour chutney into warm sterilized jars while still hot. Cover with sterile lids and rings. Process in boiling water bath for 5 minutes. May be used immediately.
Spiced Vinegar is vinegar 5% acidity in which pickling spices have been steeped for a week or so in the refrigerator (1 Tbsp spices per 1/2 gallon, or to taste). The spices may be separated or left in the vinegar.

Source: Countryside & Small Stock Journal, Sept/Oct 2008, The Homestead Kitchen: Tantalizing Tomato Recipes, pg 80

Innocent Blood by P. D. James



I usually like P.D. James except for her hostility towards Christianity. But this book was a loser as far as I was concerned.

Philippa Rose Palfrey, a young woman who was adopted by a wealthy couple, is about to go up to Cambridge but she decides to discover her biological parents over her summer holiday. Her adopted parents are Maurice Palfrey, a well to do sociologist and his passive and bland wife, Hilda. Hilda's passion is her cooking and she works outside the home despite her desires to stay at home. Maurice was previously married and they had a son named Orlando. But when they died, Maurice chose Hilda as a second choice because she was so bland. When they couldn't have children they decided to adopt. Hilda always thought her inability to have children was something she had to make up for to Maurice. Phillipa was adopted at the age of 8. She has very little memory of her former life and none of her parents. But she's always felt like a sociology experiment and not a part of the family. Does she find her birth parents? Are they what she had imagined?

I hated every character in this book. I hated Maurice's smug, superior, cold personality. I hated Hilda's acceptance of being treated as nothing and her bland passivity, her weakness and inability to live her own life although she was really the most genuine character of the lot. I hated Phillipa's ingratitude, selfishness, denial of reality, childishness, her superiority, and her coldness. I hated Mary's lies, banality, acceptance of her past with little remorse. I hated Scase's hatred, his failue to forgive and get on with his life, his inability to live. He and his wife were parasites sucking the blood of those they hate and living on it. His wife was as much a monster as the one she hated. The best thing I got out of the book is the absolute need to forgive and live without being in bondage to hate and revenge. You become what you hate.

Phillipa has no reason for hating her adoptive parents. They have given her the best of everything and shown her love which she refused to return even from the very beginning. James writes about how Hilda would tuck Phillipa in at night and try to kiss her goodnight but Phillipa would lay rigid and turn her head away until Hilda gave up. By the time she is 18 years old, she has rejected them in every way and rejects them ultimately by looking for her adoptive parents and loving the dream of them instead of the very real adoptive parents who have tried to love her.

This does not change even to the end of the book. I could have kicked her. Most orphaned children would give their eye teeth to have what she had. No one abused her, no one molested her, she had everything she needed, attended the best schools, her adoptive parents were married and not divorced, etc, etc.

I particularly hated the ending. There was no resolution for any character except Scase. He was the only one to break free and I was glad for that. Hilda was somewhat released but not enough in my book. I started the book, ended up skimming most of it and then read the last quarter hoping it would get better. Waste of my time. Reviews are good for this book but my opinion is to leave it at the bottom of the pile.

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