Subversive Fitness: Day 321 Of 360

Subversive Fitness Day 321 Of 360

The first time I ever heard the word “subversive” was when my mother told me to go downstairs and get some milk from the fridge because it had been left out all night. She didn’t mean that we were going to steal it or anything like that; she meant we would be stealing some of the milk from a neighbor’s house.

My mom was a very religious woman, so she never really talked much about such things. But I knew what she meant.

I grew up in a small town called Tipton, Texas. There wasn’t too much there besides cattle ranches and oil wells.

Our town had one grocery store, which sold groceries only at night (and then only if you paid extra). There was no movie theater, no barber shop, not even a pharmacy. Most of our stores were run by single women with their own children. They worked hard and did everything they could to provide for them, but sometimes it just wasn’t enough.

There weren’t many jobs available in our town either. People went to work every day and came home exhausted after working long hours.

It was always a struggle. I never had new clothes, and our house was small (we had a lean-to in the back where my sister and I slept).

My mom worked as a waitress at a truck stop, so she could be gone for twelve hours or more a day. When she was home, she struggled to keep up with the bills and often came home too tired to cook dinner for us.

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A Critique of Recent Ohio Anti-Subversive Legislation by WP Hill – Ohio St. LJ, 1953 – HeinOnline

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