Pictures she never showed me

My mother was raped at age 13. Our biweekly photo feature.

By Gorden Russell
Published August 30, 2000 7:30PM (EDT)

My mother passed away on December 10th, just five days short of her birthday. Cleaning out her house, I found photos she never showed me. This one of her as a child is the only one she smiled in. It was taken in 1920 in Miami with her sister Ella on the left. My mom was raped at age 13. I found two other photos, one from 1929, another from 1931. She doesn't smile in either of them.

Gorden Russell

Gorden Russell is a relay operator in Syracuse NY.

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