Original writings by Adrienne Nater

Prelude

Yes, she remembered the ecstasy of trust. She also remembered the anguish of distrust. She had written a story about her mother. She loves her as a child loves the only mother she has. It wasnít easy for her to be the tom boy daughter of a glamorous woman.

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"Mac, I had always wanted an I Remember Mama type like Irene Dunn portrayed in the film. There was a neighbor and friend of Motherís who was more to my liking, I enjoyed every moment I spent at her house."

She had always found 140 So. Martel a difficult place. She had left it when she was seventeen, just after Mother announced that she was pregnant.

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"I told her that my room would be vacant to make way for the additional member of her family. Good bye."

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So many years ago. It was when Mother had to leave the house.