Tuesday, January 8

Flowers in the Attic

I was looking at Dawn's profile and saw that she liked the book Flowers in the Attic by VC Andrews and I thought I'd share another of my unbelievable childhood memories!

My mom loved that series, read it over and over. (that's the background)

We got snacks every night before we went to bed. I remember apples, a couple cookies, or whatever. Usually my mom made popcorn in lunch bags in the microwave. She would put on some powder saying it was popcorn salt. There was popcorn salt in the cupboard and for a while I know it was popcorn salt, but one time it tasted weird. She'd sprinkle it on. Now maybe in her drunkeness she really was thinking it was popcorn salt, but it was MSG (at the time I didn't know what MSG was but I remember the letters on the bottle). I don't know why she used it. I just remember it tasted awful and when I didn't want it, she'd insist on putting it on. I remember arguing with her that it wasn't popcorn salt. SHe kept insisting it was. Yuck! Needless to say, with her insisting on MSG as a flavoring, I chose to go without the snack.

When I heard that MSG was so bad for you, I remembered that nasty popcorn...so in my mind I still wonder if my mom was trying to poison us kids...like the arsenic the old lady sprinkled on the kids cookies in Flowers in the Attic. Really, I wonder. You may think this is crazy but my mom is something else...


Sharon said...

Back in the day.....
before God shook me up and cleaned me out---I read that series.
Even at that time my flesh would go through horrors at the things in those books. Now my spirit would not allow it.
(this is not against anyone who still reads them. It is just a line that God has drawn for me.
How do you react when some one tells you what you just did?
I tell you that I love you girl. That I am so sorry you had such a rough time. I thank God that He has healed hurts and that He is continuing to heal hurts.I thank God that your life now shows that our God is a chain breaker.\0/ His blood is the chain breaker.
I love you girl. (((hugs)))

ChRlswfe4Jesus said...

Oooohhh! It does make one wonder. Praise God that God got a hold of you. The book to me is a reminder at how evil man is. No matter how good we think we are we are still evil. Dawn


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