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Memoir: Bounced Around (Lee County 1st Place Winner for Best Memoir)

Erika Bond

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3820 Central Ave

Fort Myers

Three years

My dad, my brother & I

Five minute walk from Edison Mall and my ex-best friend’s house

South Fort Myers High School

Two bedroom one and a half bath, a kitchen that was also a laundry room, a dining room merged with the living room and a small screened porch

Mom and my sister moved in,  My sister’s dog jumped through the screen,  It was the second story,  He was fine,  Other things weren’t

Stable until unstable

“This family needs a new beginning, so we are moving to Georgia with your mom and sister.”

bounce

1806 Cedar Shoals Dr

Athens, Georgia

Two months

Biggest house we ever had, I’ve never had my own room before

My brother, my sister, my mom, myself

My dad worked over the road, he was never home

Three story house, White railing, blue stairs

First story looks like it was made out of bricks, one bedroom and one bathroom, the laundry room and a living room

Second story had another living room, a small bedroom, a bathroom and the kitchen/dining area

Third story had three bedrooms and two bathrooms

Cedar Shoals High School

 

“This just isn’t working out. I’m taking the kids back to Florida.”

bounce

6229 Dorset Rd

Spring Hill

One year

My great grandfather, my mom, her boyfriend, his son, my sister, my brother and, Can’t forget the dog, Rae

My mom took care of my great grandfather

It was a big house with a screened in pool  My room was part of the living room broken off by a divider, Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a garage, Two lion statues in front of the walkway to the door, More broken screens which caused my sister to buy Rae a doggy jail

Central High School, Weeki Wachee High School

My great grandfather passed away, my friends and I went cliff jumping

“It’s time to go, tomorrow’s your last day at school so say goodbye to your friends, we’re leaving for Fort Myers.”

bounce

E Mall Dr.

Fort Myers

Two weeks

Family is all split up

All I have is a duffle bag, Everything left of what we had was in storage until the payment was never paid

My old best friend Agustina, her 15 year old sister Nicole, her 3 year old sister Ariana, her mom Ana and on the weekends her dad

Fifth floor, Small, Two bedrooms each with two or more beds, Two bathrooms, one had a shower and the other had a tub

Hispanic food every Wednesday and Sunday

We were rebellious No parental authority figures, I was used to it

South Fort Myers High School

 

“Honey, we love you but it’s time for you to find another house to stay at until your mom takes you back.”

bounce

4665 Catalina Ln.

Bonita Springs

One week

My nana and papa’s house, stayed with my brother

One dog, three cats, Two beds, one bath, A messy garage with the washer and dryer, A screened in porch with a jacuzzi

Big trees that we used to climb on along with a wooden swing set sitting abandoned in the backyard

In the front yard there is a bamboo tree and a slippery wooden deck

South Fort Myers High School

The last house on the left of the only dirt road in the community

“You and your brother are going to live with your aunt carol, i can’t afford to take care of you guys anymore.”

bounce

5156 Leeds Rd.

Fort Myers

Eight months

My aunt Carol, my three cousins: Lyric, Legend and Legacy, my current best friend Amber, her aunt Jessi, her nephew Kane, my brother and i all lived in the house

White townhomes that all look the same

Two story, four bedroom, two and a half bath, with a garage and a screened in porch that had a red and blue light bulb The driveway was big enough to fit two cars vertically, Only house on the block with a screened in doorway

Only place that ever felt like home

Mom and dad were basically MIA

Other relationships grew stronger in my life

 

“This is a collect call from the Lee County Jail from an inmate.,” Silence and then I heard my mom’s voice for the first time in about ten months. “Hey, honey.” The recording picked back up. “If you wish to accept this call please press 0 now or hang up.”

bounce

5350 Park Rd

Fort Myers

Four months-current

My dad, my brother, Amber and I

Second floor, wood floors everywhere except the kitchen and bathrooms where the tile is placed, Three bedrooms and two bathrooms

Our room contains a bed, a tv, a vanity, and some boxes

My brother and my dad share a room that has two twin beds, a tv and more boxes

The third room is nobody’s but then again it’s everybody’s because all the boxes that are piled on top of each other says otherwise

There is an open space with some boxes here and there but there is enough room to get a running head start and slide from where the couch should be into where the table should be

Living out of boxes and the same duffle bag

“I’m ready to bounce.”

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(Note:  The sentence fragments, punctuation, and capitalization are artistic decisions and intentional.)

 

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