Marilyn’s longed to run away from home to follow her dreams of love, happiness and joy. She could not wait to break free and move to a southern city where she can live life.
Through a chance infatuation and her first love, Marilyn’s life is changed forever. One thoughtless decision, one care free action, one hesitant move, giddy in her first meeting she is hopelessly lost to his adorations and completely overwhelmed by his bravado.
Two years after leaving school at sixteen and working as an office temp she met Andrew.
“Are you going to the dance tonight?” she asked Andrew as she looked assertively into his fresh, baby face.” Certainly am. There’s nothing else to do here. I’m really bored. It would be great if I could take you,” replied a hesitant Andrew, who had never gone out with a girl before. He thought Marilyn was very forward in her question but was very excited at the surprise request. In his life and world, girls were precious like diamonds.
“You look really smart,” he gasped, as Marilyn got of the bus in a tight dress that showed her beautiful body off. The red polka dot dress plunged at the front and the dark stockings in her high heels made him reel with strong feelings.
She reached out for his shaking hand and led him to the dance hall, “Are you going to pay?”
After dancing and laughing the night away they caught the last bus home.
From that moment onwards they spent as much time as they could in each other’s company.
At night Andrew, like Romeo would serenade outside Marilyn’s bedroom. He leaves as the cockerel starts to crow in the mornings.
Sometimes, Andrew smuggles Marilyn into his room. Furtively, he takes a long circular route so as not to be seen. Here they spend weekends locked away not seeing daylight from Friday to Monday.
One Saturday morning at nine o’clock there is a knock on the door. “Shhhhhhhh!” He whispers, then points for her to hide in the broom cupboard. Marilyn clambers in whilst Andrew quickly hides her clothes under the bed covers.
“Good morning, sorry to disturb you, we’re doing an inventory check. Yes, let’s see, yes. That seems to be all present and correct,” chirped the clerk as he quickly looks over the room.
Andrew opens the broom cupboard door to a squealing Marilyn who bursts out into uncontrollable laughing as she throws her arms around him
Her passions, yearnings and desires were frustrated through the death of her baby’s father. Marilyn’s and her baby, like millions around the world would now have to over come their personal grief, hurt and adversities.
“Oh my God, no! No it can’t be,” and cried for a week after hearing the news. She was in deep mourning for a year before she slowly came to terms.
Marilyn’s baby thrives with the help of grandparents whose influence nurtures the child.
Emerging from this tragic and stormy start to the twenty first century, Marilyn’s baby, Joshua grows up driven to succeed. This drive comes from the mother’s and family’s love. There values and believes are based upon self-help, creativity, enterprise, independence and freedom.
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