Karla got into trouble in Idaho and ended up in Juvenile Detention a few times and my mom decided she was too much for her to deal with. She called my dad so he and I went over to Idaho where she was being held. My dad paid her fines and he got temporary custody of Karla. Karla came back with us and she seemed to be on the path to a better life.
Sometime before all this happened my mom lost her phone for non payment. Instead of paying it off and getting it turned back on, she called and had it put into Karla's name. After Karla came to live with my dad he called and informed the phone company that Karla was a minor. They immediately transferred the account back into my mom's name and I believe they turned it back off! My mom was always doing stuff like that to us girls!
Karla, much like Kelli, got tired of the rules or perhaps she couldn't adjust to them. After all, we had lived without any rules with our mother. Karla left our dads' house and went to live with Kelli and her husband but that wouldn't last long at all. Kelli and Karla are too much alike and they are also different in a lot of ways. I hate to say it but Karla can be two faced when she is using drugs and she will lie through her teeth, but I love her and I always will. I know a lot of the way she acts has to do with her doing drugs and I just wish she would stop using them. Kelli does have a temper but most of the time she is pretty laid back.
There are two sides to every story and even though I have heard them both, I still can't tell what really happened. From what I have been told after Karla went to live with Kelli, Karla started trying to cause trouble between Kelli and her husband, Chris. Kelli got tired of it and packed Karla's things and took it to a local restaurant she knew Karla was at with some friends. Kelli walked in, threw her things at her and said, "You don't live with me anymore." Karla jumped up and started fighting with Kelli. The continued fighting outside the restaurant. The restaurant called the police and by the time they got there Kelli had left. She went home and waited for the police to show up. And they did. Kelli was issued a citation for assault. Since Karla was only 15 and Kelli was over 18 a no contact order was issued.
My sister, Kari, married her high school sweetheart, Justin, in the summer of 1999. Karla and I were bridesmaids. Kelli couldn't come because of the no contact order with Karla. Kelli's daughter, who was one year old, was supposed to be a flower girl but she hadn't gotten a nap and was crabby. My dad was trying to sell his house and he had some people come look at the house and it woke my niece up. She started crying just before the wedding started so someone had to give my niece to my dad's mom. Only a few of my dad's side of the family was there. Kari had not spoken to our mom since she went to live with our dad. It was a beautiful ceremony. Justin was in the Army so the ceremony was presided over by a Military Chaplin. The wedding and the reception took place at his aunts house.
Kari moved to Kansas where Justin was stationed shortly after the wedding. I was so depressed when she moved because she and I had always been so close. She had trouble coping with the move for about the first year. She had been misdiagnosed with and treated for depression when she really suffered from Type II, Rapid Cycling Bipolar Disorder. She tried to commit suicide several times before she was finally correctly diagnosed and treated with the right medications. Kari takes three different medications to help her control her Bipolar Disorder. The correct diagnosis wouldn't come until after the birth of her son in 2001. After she attempted suicide several times both before and after her son was born. Now she is doing fine, although she did have a few other suicide attempts. However those times she told her doctor what she'd done and he admitted her to the hospital. Then adjusted her medications. She and I swore a long time ago we were not going to end up like our mother!
Not long after the wedding Karla went back to Idaho to live with our mom. And back to her old ways too!