Collecting bottles, tossing leftovers, taking out the garbage
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Valerie Hurley was once a secretary who answered children’s mail to Dr. Seuss. She is the author of St. Ursula’s Girls against the Atomic Bomb (Plume) and lives in Charlotte, Vermont.
My mother left our home in an ambulance on a sunny spring morning while my sister, my brother, and I were at school. I was in the fourth grade.