My Grandma: Wanted by the FBI
by Libby Ward
December 1, 2018 6:23 am
In 1970 my grandma kidnapped my dad and his three sisters. They were on the run for 7 years, changing names, evading the law…disappearing. After the children had grown and the dust had settled, after I was born, she wrote her story. It sat on a shelf for many years…until I, her eldest grandchild, offered to share it. I know snippets of stories. I know the general timeline. I know in each of my dad’s school yearbooks he has a different last name- and I know where to look for his pictures. But, this is my first time reading the entire tale. I shall learn the details in real time…with you.
By request, because I am not editorializing during each chapter read, I am including a discussion about my discoveries and my process after each chapter has posted. If you would like to ask questions, you may do so on Twitter, Facebook or YouTube (@SneakyVarmint). Happy to hear what everyone thinks, and share my thoughts as I learn more about this chapter of my family history. In this episode, I am joined in conversation by my friend, host, magician and family scandal aficionado: Michaelann Awesome.
Discussion: Chapters 2,3,44 years ago
Chapter 9: Vertigo4 years ago
Chapter 8: Dad Needs Me4 years ago
Chapter 7: Death Comes for Me4 years ago
Chapter 6: Our Young Family4 years ago
Chapter 5: Baby Bobby4 years ago
Chapter 4: Pregnant4 years ago
Discussion: Chapter 14 years ago
Chapter 3: Honeymoon4 years ago
Chapter 2: Letter to Mother4 years ago