To The Girl

Laddie_Head SquareI went to college in the early 1970’s.  In many of the dorms the communal bathrooms were in the basement and were reflective of the the university’s history as an all-men’s school.  It was typical to walk down two, three, or four flights of stairs to take a shower or use the toilet.  The following letter tells the story of a guilt-laden memory from those years.


To the Girl


7 thoughts on “To The Girl

  1. I have a similar experience, only from when I was a child and we would foster children from a local Children’s home. One girl we fostered briefly had diabetes. I remember seeing the girl’s bottle of insulin in our fridge (the butter compartment, even then) and not really understanding the impact of it on her life. Boy, do I feel that impact in spades now.

  2. Once again, you’ve posted a powerful story. I think we have all experienced similar encounters and wished we would have handled it differently. Your blog is a reminder to be more sensitive to others. Thanks again Laddie and as usual….good job.

  3. My son had boys say crude things to him in the rest room when he would use testape while he would urinate. I hope they have felt guilty since then and become more compassionate.

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