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  City of Birth:
National City, CA
 
 

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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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In-law/Out-law
I was 9 months pregnant and we were looking at daycares for Audrey, my two year old daughter.  This all stemmed from Tonnie and Allen telling me that it was a little too much for them to watch Audrey anymore at the flower ...
Comments (7) Love and Marriage From
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10/01/2007
06/01/2008
I begin to ramble
     ;My mother was born in 1944 in Ohio.  My father was born in 1936 in Wisconsin.  My father joined the Air Force and ended up working for ROHR (where they made Space Shuttle parts) in California.  Then he worked for Pan ...
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01/01/1971
12/31/1979
And so the story goes on
Mother told me she remembered the day I was born.    She walked to the hospital which was only a couple blocks away.  At the time she told me this I was fascinated that she walked alone, but not so much now that I had kids ...
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01/01/1971
12/31/1979
Bloody Hell
I’m taking this opportunity to use the muse of another SOML member. That is the nice thing about this website. Memories are triggered by many stories that others are shamelessly opening up about. I don’t remember how old ...
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01/01/1979
12/31/1986
Road Whore
(I think this is a better title than Guy Friends. Also, I decided to change my friend's name to Troy. I know you don't mind, Troy. Nothing to hide. Besides I didn't want to confuse people about my coworker who's name is Tony.) I ...
Comments (5) Work From
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01/01/1991
12/31/1998
Oh, Larry
I sat at Larry’s control point every day after that initial visit. We were on nightshift so he wasn’t too busy. I would get my work done in an hour and spend the rest of the night there talking with him. I wish I could remember ...
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1997
1997
His only letter to me
Charissa, I'm sorry that I didn't make for a good fare-well. I'm so very screwed up that I don't have a clue as to how to express myself. I feel so very ugly all the time (except whenever you were there). I have always ...
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1997
1997
The Knife
I asked him several times to meet me after work at the local hang-out bar. From his reaction I didn’t think he would show. For the last few weeks I was on cloud nine. Every hour, every minute, every second I savored because I ...
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1997
1997
I hate you
I hate you. I hate the fact that you make everything ok. I hate it when you understand how I feel and don't have to put it into words. I hate how smart you are. How you have changed your world and are a better person for it. ...
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1991
1998
Spank or Time Out? (or "don't make me get my...
Inspired yet again by another SOML story.  A gentlemen talked about how society is more dangerous in his town and kids are destroying things.  A comment was made of kids wanting so much all the time.  Here are my thoughts ...
Comments (7) Childhood days, Love and Marriage, Parents From
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01/01/1971
12/31/1979
Greasy spatula vs. the butcher knife
One of those average days when my brother was beating the crap out of me. No one was home except us. He had already chased me all over the house a half dozen times. None of the rooms in this old home had locks on the doors. My ...
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1982
1982
Eric was taken down
As always Eric's got me pinned on the ground once again and is pounding me. What did I do now? My oldest brother by 8 years, Dominic, was home from Navy bootcamp. Everyone looked up to him. He was the life of the party. ...
Comments (0) Childhood days, Siblings From
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1982
1982
Down and give me 20
At 16, my brother, Eric, quit school and got his GED and joined the Marines. Thank God! He was what I called a "dirtball" in school. Growing up in elementary he was more of a trendy kid and then when he went into junior ...
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1985
1986
Daddy Dearest (including naked chicken)
The consequences for sucking our thumbs were...Yvette (my sister who's 7 years older than me) was just a little girl.  I'm not sure how old she was but the whole family was dressed up and ready to go to a wedding.  For some ...
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01/01/1971
12/31/1979
Is there a Doctor in the house?
The light went out in Columbia.  Somebody snuffed it out.  It’s ok.  I can take it.  My skin’s getting tougher.  That long dark tunnel is my home now.  I don’t need a light to see where I’m going.  I’m already living in ...
Comments (10) Love and Marriage, Children From
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08/29/2008
08/29/2008
Part 1: Me in a Nutshell
The youngest of four, two brothers and one sister. Grew up as a small child in CA, moved to Red Wing (small town, famous for Red Wing boots), MN when I was in 4th grade. Reason for move was my mother left my father and was getting ...
Comments (4) Childhood days, Teenage years, Work From
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11/17/1971
05/01/1991
Part 2: Apprentice Health Physics Technician
As you may have guessed, I got the job! Boy was I in for a surprise! Here I am, 19, fresh out of high school with no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I was so green behind the ears! (jargon for naïve and stupid) But ...
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05/01/1991
04/30/1992
My first outage
This is the first picture taken of me inside the airlock going into containment at Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant in MN.  They were a little more lenient with taking pictures back then.  I was pretending to control ...
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01/01/1991
01/01/1992
You have that glow about you...
Here is a picture of an activated (or should I say irradiated?)uranium fuel bundle (which could hold anywhere from 60-80 fuel rods).  There could be approximately 174 bundles in a reactor core.  It all depends on the size ...
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01/01/1991
12/31/1998
Better Pictures!!!!!
These pictures were given to me by a friend recently.  These are much better than the ones I posted before.  You can see the fractal design that I was talking about in one of them.Thanks for the pictures, dear friend!  ...
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01/01/1991
12/31/1998
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