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Jan 19, 2010

Factory Rejects



        Factory Rejects can cause death. Several years ago I had a friend who was a single mother. She had given birth to a really cute baby boy who grew to be a very happy eighteen month old. When he began walking and standing on his own the mother bought him a little fire truck in celebration. She did little things like that to celebrate new beginnings in his life. She gave him lots of love. The fire truck was small enough to swallow and that is exactly what he did. The truck cut off his air flow, she found him dead in his crib. I will never forget her anguish from blaming herself for buying him the toy firetruck. She was never right mentally after that. A couple of years later she committed suicide. This bothered me for quite some time, at times it still makes me sad.






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2 comments:

Mama Zen said...

What a horrible tragedy!

KB said...

What a terrible tragedy. Thank you for sharing.