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The Girls Who Went Away

Hi, everyone. Hope this is ok. I just wanted to tell you all, especially the authors of the letters, that Ann Fessler, the lady who wrote "The Girls Who Went Away," is going to be in my city giving a lecture tonight. I thought of you all because of the story of Elly & her daughter Claire, which I thought was great. The interview in today's paper was sad. She was speaking about how the moms were told they'd get over it & get on with their lives, & when they didn't, they blamed themselves. A lot of them went on to accidentally destroy their new families because they couldn't get over the way they'd been treated. It sounded a lot like Elly.

I'd also like to ask, is there a single place where I can find all the letters the fan fic writers wrote over the years? I came to this site fairly late (on August 23, 2008, in fact) and while I'm willing to search the archives to read the letters, it'd be nice if there was a single area for them.

Thanks everybody.
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  • Monday, 20 September 2021

    The one that's more or less "dog bites man" because while it's 'okay' for a toddler to be naked, teenage boys have to wear a shirt when company is…

  • Sunday, 19 September 2021

    The one where we are reminded that Elly hates it that her children have outside interests because she's required to actually BE a parent.…

  • Saturday, 18 September 2021

    The one where Lynn turns into a public service announcement on us. Synopsis: Dawn tells Liz that Candace has started smoking because being a junkie…