50 Stripes on Just One Flag

(0) I am Yvon, daughter of an irish emigrant. Most people call me sheelee, because I am blind. I spend most of my free time with a african american groom,because my father is drunk. I showed the groom my american flag. All he said was,that the flag was not one but fifty. I agreed, and at home I cut the stripes seperate. I wonder whether I'll ever be able to sow it back together... (Miss Eltoe, Age 8 to 12, 3/10/2003 12:43:08 AM, 50Stripes)

(1) I was not blind anymore. My father was not drunk. (Kiyanna, Age 8 to 12, 9/30/2013 11:46:47 AM, 50Stripes)

(2) It was not all a bad dream, the hopes of the world lay upon my shoulders....how should i dell with it. (Kiyanna, Age 8 to 12, 9/30/2013 11:50:11 AM, 50Stripes)

(3) It's Supposed to be 50 STARS on just one flag (Harvey, Age 1 to 4, 1/31/2005 4:47:18 PM, 50Stripes)

(4) Its feels great to not have my father drunk anymore.it also feels great to not be blind anymore.now i can see my father.Soon i sowed that flag back together and dad and i were happy as can be.because now im not blind,dads not drunk and the flag has been sowed and we live a happy life. (Kiyanna, Age 8 to 12, 9/30/2013 11:54:11 AM, 50Stripes)

(5) But when I seen my dad he said he was devorsed and had a girlfriend named Connie she looked mean when my dad wasn't home she thew me across the room.And then she said she killed my mom I was cring it was so sad my dad was home I trid to tell him what happend he didn't belive me.I ran away and lived with my Aunt MeMe.she took care of me. (Courtney, Age 8 to 12, 6/14/2005 8:26:05 PM, 50Stripes)

(6) Days with my Aunt MeMe they wear okay.I miss my mom when I say her name;Mal;it makes my bones tingle.My Aunt MeMe she had a baby boy named(vise)I do not no why she would name a baby Vise it just sounds funny. (Courtney, Age 5 to 8, 6/15/2005 7:56:07 PM, 50Stripes)

(7) One day somthing really bad happend my Aunt MeMe died my choise at court was foster or my dad i choosed Foster. (Courtney, Age 5 to 8, 6/28/2005 4:11:01 PM, 50Stripes)

(8) i got there and went in then i went to see the family the where very nice (heather, Adult, 7/12/2005 11:46:03 PM, 50Stripes)

(9) The family was called Smith. My foster mother was Helen Smith, my foster father was John Smith. I was very happy with them. (Ceri, Age 13 to 18, 10/15/2005 1:13:54 PM, 50Stripes)

(10) However, one day my foster parents were avoiding me. I thought I had done something wrong and went to my bedroom and cried. A few minutes later Helen came in, and said "Darling, we didn't mean to leave you out. It's just I've had some exciting news. I'm pregnant!" I didn't know what to think. Was I to be pleased that I would get a baby brother or sister, or did that mean they didn't want me? But then Helen cuddled me. "We still love you!!!" (Ceri, Age 13 to 18, 10/15/2005 1:17:54 PM, 50Stripes)

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