A Family Torn Apart
Jeffery Tracey Sr., author
A Family Torn Apart is a heart-wrenching true story of an eleven-year-old boy seeing and experiencing his family being torn apart. The mother and father had four children, all of them boys. The family definitely had its ups and downs. The parents separated in 1954, and three of the boys were sent to foster homes. The youngest boy, who was two years old stayed with his mother. The family reunited in 1958 and lived for four years on a farm in Montezuma, Kansas. After a horrible accident, the family spiraled downward into poverty. They got evicted from their home and moved to Ohio for a new start. This is the story of a new start that quickly ends with the family struggling with alcoholism, abuse, abandonment, and poverty. It also tells about the wild stunts and pranks the children have pulled. Some of the stunts and pranks are humorous and will have you chuckling, while others end sadly and will have you cringing from the pain and suffering the boys endure. This is a true story seen through the eyes of the youngest child. He is eleven years old when he sees his family start to be torn apart.