to grandmother's house i go

my sister is dating a gross dude ten years older than her and my dad looked at me and said “at least she isn’t dating a girl” lmao he really hate me like I was quiet in a corner just preparing myself to leave and ofc he had to say something to attack me.

i’m the backbone of this family

-goes grocery shopping for the fam this one time-

“GUESS WHAT’S GONNA HAPPEN THIS EVENING WHEN I TAKE YOU OVER TO YOUR GRANDMOTHERS HOUSE FOR DINNER”!
( “I HOPE YOU KNOW ALL THE FAMILY IS GOING TO BE THERE”! )
“AND THEY’LL ALL GET TO SEE YOU”*
[ “YOU MADE A BAD MISTAKE WHEN YOU ASKED ME TO BE YOUR BABY SITTER”! ]
“SO I HOPE YOU HAVE FUN WEARING THOSE BABY DIAPERS I PINNED ON YOU;
"AND ALL THOSE BABY PLASTIC PANTS I PUT ON OVER THEM”!
( “I’LL BET THEY’RE REALLY TIGHT ,"HUH”! )
{ “WHO DO TOU THINK YOU ARE DOING THIS TO ME”? }
[ “EXCUSE YOU”!
“BUT YOU ASKED ME TO BE YOUR BABY SITTER”!
“AND THAT’S WHY I PINNED ALL THOSE BABY DIAPERS ON YOU;
"AND THATS WHY I PUT ALL THOSE BABY PLASTIC PANTS ON OVER THOSE DIAPERS”!
“THIS WILL BE A GREAT PLEASURE TO SHOW YOUR FAMILY HOW STUPID YOU REALLY ARE”! ]
“CAUSE THEY’LL ALL REALLY ENJOY SEEING YOU LIKE THIS;
"AND THEY’LL ALL HAVE FUN LAUGHING AND MAKING FUN OF YOU”!
{ “YOU SUCK YOU FUCKIN BITCH”! }
( “HERE YA GO MY BABY GIRL”!
“ENJOY YOUR BABY BOTTLE:
"HA,HA,"HA”! )

This is me, probably at age 7, with my paternal grandmother Matsue “Majorie” Sonata Doe. I grew up going to her house in Philadelphia two times a year. Once just after Christmas so we could be there to make sushi for New Year’s Eve and a second time in the summers when I’d go looking for garnets in the Pennsylvania woods. She taught me a little bit about her heritage as a Japanese American but most of her story I learned from others after she died. Like how she was sent to the Internment camps in California during WWII because our country thought people of Japanese heritage were a threat. And how she dedicated her time there to teaching all of the children who’d been displaced from their schools.

I didn’t think a lot about this growing up. It’s hard for me to hold others’ pain but sometimes these stories want to be heard and retold. I will do that now. 

I grew up in Hudson, Ohio on a preparatory boarding school campus where students from all over the world came to get the best education money offers. There were a lot of diverse faces so I wasn’t treated negatively because my skin was olive or my cheekbones were high. At least I don’t think I was. If anything I was sheltered from the historical animosity toward Japan and treated more like I was beautifully special. 

I did know Japan was an ally to Hitler in the war and I knew the U.S. had bombed Japan to end it.  I remember learning about the chemical aftermath that effected generations of people living there but the stories rarely seemed to intersect with my life. 

Even though they do. Everyday. Everyday I make a choice to assume goodwill and treat others with compassion and curiosity or assume worldsuck and act out of fear. I choose what side of history I want to be on. I choose to fight for a world where no one is taken from their home, business, or community because of their heritage, how they look, or who they love. 

I look to my grandmother’s story and know that any effort to corral a group of people for these reasons is an injury to all of us. 

Below is a picture of the camps where hundreds of thousands of people were forced to relocate in what is now called, “one of the most flagrant violations of civil liberties in American history.” 

NOT AGAIN.

times like these make me wanna go to my grandmothers house but then I remember she isn’t alive anymore and it makes me feel worse

I'm okay

So I live in Texas and you know the hurricane so right now I’m going to grandmother’s house because my whole street it flooded but thankfully it’s not in my house. We had to wait for a boat to come get us and then a truck dropped us off at a Kroger. But the water is all the way up to my garage, so hopefully it goes down in the next week. I’m fine though.

Edit- the water has gone down to the middle of the driveway and We’re staying at my grandmothers until we can go back home. Everything’s fine
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Anon Submitted:

To begin with, I’ve always believed in ghosts, aliens, etc. and had an interest in anything of the “unknown” sort. I’ve had many encounters with all sorts of paranormal beings and experiences. I believe myself to be, as well as having been told by others on many occasions to myself or my parents, that I’m a “medium” of a sort and a veritable channel for the dead and supernatural. I don’t technically subscribe to the label though (hence the quotations surrounding the word) because things don’t seem to work with me the way typical mediums have described or said. Anyways, I have a lot of stories that I could share, and may do so in the future, but for now I’ll just share one that has been on my mind a lot these past few months. I hope this is not too long, and I’m sorry if it is.

When I was between the ages of three and four, I moved in with my older brother, my father, his girlfriend, and her two children. (I was previously living with my mom.) Then between the ages of four and five, I moved with them from the state of Michigan down to Georgia, where most of my father’s family lived. In my first few years living there, I grew close with my grandfather and step-grandmother. I would go stay over at there house for nights and weekends, and sometimes even in the week. Their house became a safe haven for me because of the abuse I was suffering at home, especially after my father’s girlfriend and her children left.

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ok. so I was wondering if you guys could help me out with something.

There’s this young boy (hes about 10. about to turn 11 I do believe.) and he has gone through some serious shit. he has to live with his grandmother because his mother was addicted to drugs (I don’t know if she still is) and every time he gets to see his mom she tells him that his grandmother is the reason he can’t live with her and bad things about his grand mother (which isn’t true. I’ve met his grandmother and she is really nice and she has helped our family when we needed it.) also his father isn’t in the picture and never has been. the one person that he was really close to was his grandfather and sadly he died a few months ago of cancer. i am somewhat friends with him, well, we are more like Doctor Who buddies but i will be going to his grandmothers house quite a lot this summer and i thought maybe i could try to help him. so that brings us to where i need your help.

i would love to make a playlist of music to give him. i know that music will always be there for him like it has been for me, but i’m having trouble coming up with songs so i was wondering if you good people of the internet could DM me or better yet comment songs/bands/artists that i could give him. it would help so much.

i just want to give this kid something that could help him when he is sad or angry or just needing a little strength to get through the day. so please help me. help him