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In my family secrecy was tradition. Judgement was tradition. Bush, Reagan and John Wayne loving Republicans was tradition. WWII was THE Great War and I was a dumb kid.
My mother once gave me, I think I was six or seven, detailed instructions on how, should I ever run into my aunt, uncle or cousins, I was to pretend not to see them.
But what if they see me?
I lived in fear of running into my own extended family.
Until my uncle became my school bus driver.
"Hello Pumpkin". He said as I boarded the bus.
I half slunk, half scooted to the back of the bus.