As a child, I
had a lot of trouble with reading and spelling. I think it was dyslexia.
I taught myself later in life to read better. I just learned to use the
computer two years ago, so it is a little harder to write down what I'm
thinking about. But I love writing about my family. I’ve wanted to do
the story about Shane for years.
This story takes place when I was very young.
I know Shane and my step-grandfather Robert did have a fight
before we left Florida, but don't know the
based it on the fights Shane
had later on. I do remember the boat ride with Shane.
Living in Aggie's House
takes place from 1953 to1955.
The few weeks we were going to stay at Aggie's house ended up being
almost two years.
Point Pleasant Beach
In early June of 1956, my mother
inherited some money from Grandma Charlotte. Cathy decided to buy us a
house with that money.
This story is
about my grandfather's party
that he had in 1957,
when he was mayor of Stamford,
Connecticut, and his Duesenberg in 1929.
I wonder to this day what my Grandfather Webster did with his Duesenberg
after Gakie painted it!
Shane O'Neill and
terrified of the bees and so many of
the strange things Shane did. I
didn't talk or think about it for years.
But now much
of it seems funny.
in the Old
This was very hard to write,
because it brings back some bad memories of my
childhood. I sometimes
can't sleep, thinking about Shane when he was in his bad moods and how
Good Times and Bad Times
This takes place in 1958 and 1959.
Eloise was my best friend. She understood me when most of the kids
in my school hated me. I still have more problems with the way
some kids treated me than I have with Shane. Parts of this story
are still very hard to think about.
The Donkey and
the O'Neill Kids
is a story about the donkey we had a few years after the bees.
It's not much about Shane. It's mostly
about the O'Neill grandchildren and the
animals we had.
The Police Take Shane to Jail
A beautiful day in
late August of 1961 started so happy and ended so very sad.
My father never did find a job. He wanted a job, but no one in town
would give him a chance.
By early spring of 1962, my friend Miss Goble was dying
in a nursing home, where she had been put by her family. She never came
This last story that takes place from about 1962 until
1977, the last time I saw Shane. It has some very disturbing parts
I have some good
news about the children and grandchildren of Shane.