I was at palm lane but thankfully not long. I showed up in April of 2000 I believe....I think I got picked up in like September.
I remember a girl ran away the fiat day there and was gone for 3 days.
I never got to be a single girl the entire time I was there...I was ALWAYS a new girl.
I remember being given a 14 year old orientation guide while I was 16 and it made me so pissed being bossed around by someone two years younger than me.
I remember the name Brittany Potter but I've repressed so much I really would do better with faces.
I remember a girl having to wear a huge hat because she got caught looking at (They were there building our trying to expand it) I remember a girl passing notes trying to get a group to escape. There were too many new girls and two new girls ended up having to share an armoire and were passing notes in their drawer. Someone got caught and tried to eat the paper. I remember a girl refusing to eat for two days and as punishment she was dragged up and down the air strip while other people filled a bathtub with ice to cool her off after.
I had to write lines for refusing to talk to my dad. Ended up having to write the entire book of psalms. I was told proverbs too but started talking to my dad again during psalms so they let me skip proverbs.
I remember getting there and there being like 5-6 girls waiting for me because they'd thought I'd be trouble or something.
My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer while I was there. I hated that place more than anything...but at that time in my life I actually think that place saved my life.
I don't know that anyone remembers me at all...but if you do, email me.
I was there for four years and by the time I left I was brain washed so many things even till this day make me messed up from being there. No matter how much money u have it doesn't it right. Sorry all my fellow survivors love you all and I feel your pain