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I make him wear a tie and shoes to school, just to teach him how to be a young man.  A lot of times I don't make him wear it because the other kids don't, but at least once a week I make him wear his tie and his pants and his shoes.  I make him go to school like a gentleman

That is the store that buys food stamps.  They swipe it and put it into their machine and give six dollars for ten dollars.  If you stop these people from selling food stamps, it'll stop hunger, because most of these young boys won't have to out and sell drugs to get a sandwitch.  That is what they think they have to do.  I don't think they have enough sense or their parents don't make them go to school to get an education or get a job, so that is what they think they have to do because mom done sold all the food stanps and the house is cold.

"On our way to football practice, there is a truck in the park that sells water, ice, and pretzels for the kids. And they also sell beer. I want you to see that when my son gets to the park that there is prostitution going on and they are also selling alcohol."

"We're taking my son to football practice and I want you to see when he gets to the park that there is prostitution going on. Here is a prostitute in the park where he practice at."

Her father is my first cousin…he raped his girlfriend’s oldest daughter. He’s in jail now, the only family she know is me. She'd never gotten her feet and nails done so I got her feet and nails done.

Even though that’s empty you can smell the embalming fluids.  It’s the worst smell in the world.  It smells like mint from far away, but when you get closer if you know what “wet” smells like you know it’s wet.  My kids are like two feet tall, and they’re right next to it, so they’re smelling that.  That’s disgusting.

This is a picture of an empty "wet" bottle.  Ashley found it under the slide of the play ground.  "Wet" is marijuana soaked in embalming fluid.

 

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