Rick: My mom died when I was about eight so my dad hired this lady to come take care of me and my brother. He ended up marrying her and she became our step mom. She was so mean. We couldn’t stand her. She’d lock us out of the house and make us stay outside all day. We’d have to stay out there no matter how hot it was. Have to go to the bathroom outside and everything. She’d only let us in for lunch and then right back out.
So, one day, she had gone outside for something and she lost her house shoe. I ran in the house while she was getting it and locked her out. My little brother ran around to the front door and I let him in. Man, it was funny. She was so mad. She finally climbed in through the bedroom window but it was great while it lasted. I knew I was gonna get a whipping when my dad came home but I didn’t care. It was worth it.
We didn’t really want to be inside with her either so me and my younger brother moved out to the shed when I was about 10 years old and I lived there until I left home at about age 17.