That lady in the photo is my mom, Jacki Savage. If you’ve read my story “Two North”, already know a bit about her. She was born Jacqueline McCann and was at the top of her high school class taking Latin and basically shooting the lights out academically when she got pregnant with me and dropped out of school.
She was 16.
The McCanns, it won’t surprise you, were a very Catholic family and in 1963 getting an abortion wasn’t much of an option anyway. My mom’s priest suggested that she put me up for adoption and then become a nun.…Read more ›