aI donat wish my children to be adopted out to anyone at all.a Regina Fox Dodgeas mother wrote these words to her oldest daughter shortly before Regina was born. Two years later, the 43-year-old mother died, leaving her husband with eight children to raise during the Great Depression. The motheras plan was carried out shortly after she died. Reginaas 19-year-old brother and 16-year-old sister took the four younger sisters, Marjorie, age 11, Ruth Elaine, age 8, Virginia, age 4, and Regina, age 2, to a Catholic orphanage in Pueblo, Colorado. Regina details life at the orphanage where a tender touch was not allowed but spanking was an art.We didna#39;t wash our hands before meals because it would have taken too long for fifty girls to do this, which didna#39;t stop ... snack we ate windmill cookies with almonds, also gingersnaps, but horehound candy drops were low on my taste list .
|Title||:||Growing Myself Up: A Journey from Orphanage to Freedom|
|Author||:||Regina Fox Dodge|
|Publisher||:||Lulu Press, Inc - 2014-12-27|