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My complicated loyalty to county

September 26, 2013
By LINDSAY MORRISON , The OBSERVER

I pledge allegiance to Chautauqua County and here's why. I was a very shy kid with a tendency to daydream and overeat. I never fit in very well with classmates and school was a hellish battle between me and my parents; they struggled because they couldn't fix the problems for me and they didn't like having to force upon me a day-after-day trauma. I think more than anything my parents wished they could normalize me and that conformity would lead to acceptance and ultimately to happiness.

 
 

 

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