Day 43 – My journey to find reasons to vote for Hillary rather than just against Trump.
Hillary’s mother was put on a train from Chicago to California at 8 years old as chaperone to her younger sister to live with her paternal grandparents. These grandparents were so tough, they grounded her for a year for trick or treating. She left home at 14 to become a $3/week housekeeper and nanny, eventually making her way to Chicago hoping to reunite with her own mother (they didn’t).
She married a man eight years her senior and Hillary was born into a one-bedroom apartment in Chicago. It was her mother who taught Hillary that she was not allowed to quit: as a child; as a college student; as a politician.
With her Wellesley and Yale background, it is easy to think of Hillary as a woman of privilege, but her life didn’t start that way, and her mother’s life was a nightmare. Her father started as a salesman, but eventually owned his own drapery fabric company, where Hillary often worked as a kid.