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Episode 084: Thoughts From Mom-nonymous
Episode 084: Brazil, Missing Husband, Ohio, Cops, Rajneesh, & Geddy Lee with special guest Kathleen Parsons
Kathleen Parsons was a very free spirited young girl when she left her Ohio home at the age of 14 to live in Hawaii for awhile. It was just the beginning of her travels and free lifestyle and adventures.
While living the good times in San Francisco, she enjoyed the company of many friends from different countries. The subject of “green cards” came up often in conversation and she was wondering if she would need one also.That was the Haight and Ashbury scene, and most of her new friends went by different names. It was a place of ongoing party life. One night she went to a male strip joint and really liked the looks of a handsome guy. So she put $20s in his g-string and told him you can’t keep it so you will have to give it all back to me because I really need it. And he did. The following evening she went to a house party and their he was, dancing naked.
Katheen and the naked guy became a couple and lived together for a year, broke up for a year, got back together, and got married in San Francisco. They moved to Brazil which she absolutely loved. He had a motorcycle and they live by a waterfall up on the mountainside. They lived on love and his drug profits. Kathleen’s visa was going to expire along with her return ticket to the states. She refused to smuggle drugs on her return trip and settles back in Ohio with her divorced Mom. Six months later they receive packages from Brazil and her boyfriend comes to stay with them. Days later, 18 units pull up and surround the house, the cops came in and caught her boyfriend trying to flush drugs down the toilet. His dream of becoming an American drug dealer were over. He was deported back to Brazil.
Kathleen moved back to california and her adventures continued with meditation in the wild wild countryside of Oregon. No clothes needed, people had assumed names and hooked up with whomever. They could enjoy their time there, but don’t forget this was the place to meditate with Rajneesh.
Today Kathleen has settled in Long Beach, Caifornia, is a stand up comic, and still dates.
Each week Mom-nonymous shares her thoughts on the episode. Mom-nonymous is a wife, mom, and listener of Life Lafter Divorce Podcast. She’s been married for over 50 years, has never been divorced, and would like to remain anonymous.