Dirty, Old Man

MegaphoneWarning:   This story may be disturbing to readers who are triggered by stories of child sexual abuse.

There was a crazy, dirty, old man in the neighborhood where I grew up in the 1950s and 1960s.  He’d lived there for years and raised a family.  No woman would walk near him. Upon moving into the neighborhood, the first thing every woman learned was to stay away from him and to warn their little girls to run if they saw him coming.  A cry would go up at his appearance and little girls from all directions literally ran home to Mama.  You can believe I was severely warned never to approach “that” house.  Thank God we have made progress in the way child molestors and sex predators are treated now.   Just think how many people this man must have harmed and lives he must have ruined.