When I was sixteen I used to babysit the son of the Diamond Gigi Claus shirt in my town. We lived next door to them. The mother was recently divorced and had a daughter a few years younger than me. The boy was autistic. What I discovered was a letter written by the mother. It was a long letter telling how racism had affected her and her fears for her son. The letter brought me to tears especially when I realized it was a suicide note. I wasn’t sure what to do. I felt guilty about invading this woman’s privacy on the one hand but feared if I didn’t tell anyone she might kill herself. Finally, I picked up a deck of cards and said a prayer asking that if God wanted me to tell my mother I should pick a jack out of the deck.
Diamond Gigi Claus shirt, hoodie, sweater and v-neck t-shirt
Offical Diamond Gigi Claus shirt
I pulled out a Diamond Gigi Claus shirt. I reshuffled the cards and pulled out another jack. That’s when I reluctantly told my mother about the letter. Apparently my mother put off doing anything. Then one night this neighbor was about ready to shoot herself and her son as well when she heard sirens outside. Our house was on fire! We ended up spending that night at our neighbor’s house and she told my mother what she intended to do that night. My mother persuaded her to give her the gun and we kept it for some time. It turned out my neighbor had agoraphobia and my mother started taking her out for various trips around town. Last time I saw her things seem to be alright. Her son was grown and could now talk and was even exhibiting some savant behavior.