Gina Pertonelli

  1984 -
  City of Birth:
Toronto
 
 

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It Has Been A Rough Year

I am adding this additional chapter to my introduction, because after I initially wrote the introduction, it was very difficult to come back to it and try to make sense of all that I have experienced through the various stages of my life and the trials that I have endured or overcome.  I wish ...


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The Birth of Charles Leonard Wiggins

The story has already been written for awhile on my blog "From the heart of Praise, Prayer and Perseverance. 0; Here is a link to that posting, Below are the pictures of the blessed event.   http://fromthehea rt-dotwigg.blogsp ot.com/2008/03/an other-2-prayer-re quest-answered.ht ml


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My Entire Life

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Sad (as in lame) short story first published
I like to type in Times New Roman although it looks like an old school typewriter. Not as much as Courier font though, but it has this old secretary look to it. The font seems to invoke a time when women wore buns, sexy cat glasses, ...
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1999
1999
Going to the Fair
One of my favorite memories as a child was every year going to the fairs and festivals that all the surrounding small towns had. Toronto always had something going on. My mom would take me to these constantly. I always wondered ...
Comments (2) My Mother From
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1991
1991
Buying my first diamonds
When I was 16, my mother said it was time to go buy my first pair of diamond earrings. I was really excited, espcially since she didn't even let me get my ears pierced until I was 13. I waited that day with more anticipation ...
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06/2000
06/2000
Amusement Parks!
Following along with this tradition of my mother seeking out her lost idyllic youth by dragging me to every fair and festival that came our way, she also took me every summer to the Centreville Amusement Park. She always said ...
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01/01/1985
06/30/2000
My Aunt's Farm
Every summer we took two weeks and went to visit my Auntie who lived on a horse farm a couple of hours outside Toronto. We'd bring all our old clothes because everything we took with us got dirty, torn, destroyed and anything ...
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01/01/1985
12/31/2007
Losing My Religion
I don't know when it happened, but it did.I lost my religion. And I don't mean it as a tricky euphamism for my virginity either!!!I mean I lost any touch with any form of organized religion whatsoever. I was born and raised ...
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05/05/1984
08/04/2007
I'm Sorry if I Hurt You
Dear boy,I'm very sorry if my ways of wiliness have disturbed you. I have far from it to be manipulative if it didn't have something to do with a flaw of character. I do not use the excuse of not being perfect to behave in ...
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01/01/2007
12/31/2007
Stupid Songs I Remember from Childhood
Boom Boom Dollar Hey Cinderella! Darlin's Such a Wonderful Lover, Baby aye-ee-aye-ee -aye-ee-aye july_December always keep ya inside my mind, tell me Why-ee-aye-ee-aye-ee-a yeYou put your right foot in you put your right foot ...
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05/05/1984
08/04/2007
Holidays When My Father Lost his Job
In late fall of 1990 my father was laid off from his electrical company. He was part of a union so we all assumed he'd get a job immediately but that didn't happen. By Thanksgiving, things were starting to get uncomfortable. ...
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01/01/1985
12/31/2007
Green Boy, Red Shirt
The Grinch Who Stole Christmas was my favorite book when I was a child. I must have read that book a thousand times. My cousin Jim and I wore through two copies of that book, dog eared and ripped and stained. When they came ...
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01/01/1985
12/31/2007
If I Only Had a Heart.........
The Wizard of Oz was one of my favorite movies growing up as a child. I must have watched that video at least 1000 times. I could recite every word. But the first time I ever saw the movie was when my mother took me to ...
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1985
2000
Calling My Mom a B***H
The day that I finally snapped at my mother was a day that comes back with a full clarity and shame. My mother was not the easiest person to grow up with - two girls alone in a small place. We both had strong personalities ...
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1984
08/04/2007
We Already Went There
Dear boy,I'm sorry that you feel you have to shout it to the internet that I'm crazy, but I realize that I've not been listening to you and maybe this just gets my attention? There is pain in there, mostly from my parents ...
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01/01/2007
12/31/2007
Betrayed
I like the betrayal theme and would like to add my story to the potpourri stew.  My mother and I never had much money growing up. My mom was somewhat unstable mentally and could hold a job for several months ...
Comments (6) My Mother From
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1984
08/04/2007
My Father
I don't know my Father. I have some vague memories of him when I was a little girl. Mostly my parents fighting.I told YOU to pick her up! You did NOT! You said you would pick her up! No it's YOUR turn!Geez parents, if I ...
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1985
2007
Eulogy of My Youth
I knew the time had come to say goodbye to my childhood when I first became a "Woman". The day to me was somehow sad, a goodbye to all the carefree wonders of childhood that had floated me in bliss thus far. I changed on that ...
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01/01/1985
06/30/2000
My Worst Date
haha - picking up on this thread (thanks Nansy!) I would love to share my WORST date (before I met the man o' my dreams Tomas)...It happened a few years ago, with a rather nice looking fellow I met at a book store in ...
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01/01/2007
12/31/2007
The Card Meant More Than the Gift
I recently was given a box of things from my grandmother's house. My mom's relatives I don't talk too much but once in a while they throw me a bone. My dad's side of the family I don't talk to at all now a days.They sent ...
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01/01/1985
12/31/2007
The Indignity of Death
I was the one who found my mother. She had stayed home from work that day - which she did many days so it wasn't anything unusual - and I went to school. I knew she was sick, but could never tell if it was her health habits ...
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1984
08/04/2007
One Little Two Little Three Little Indians
My mom never read much to me as a child. She didn't like children's stories, she'd say. She'd instead try to read me the newspaper or articles from magazine. Half the time I didn't understand what she was talking about. I ...
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01/01/1985
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