• Experience: my house was demolished by mistake

    1 month ago - By The Guardian

    It takes only 10 minutes to drive a bulldozer through a house that size, and our contractor arrived to find a pile of rubble I met Mary Ann in 2001, when we were both working at a Gap store in Dallas. I was 21 at the time and although Mary Ann was more than twice my age we quickly became friends, bonding over our love of cooking and cars. Most of Mary Ann's family were dead and she had no children. But she always felt like family to me - not just a friend, but a mother figure. I hung out at her place all the time, often with my partner Robb. She kept an open house: the door was open night...
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