Blanket contributed by Margie Livingston to Blanket Stories: Transportation Object, Generous Ones, Trek

Blanket contributed by Margie Livingston

Margie Livingston
Seattle, WA
Coming of age, High school, Selected stories

My mom let me take this blanket (and the bed) when I moved out of my parent’s house to move into a house full of political activists. I was 17. I had just dropped out of high school—even though I was slated to be the valedictorian of my class (I finished high school at night school). We ran a recycling center and crisis hotline at a youth center in Vancouver, WA. On the weekends there was a coffee house in the basement with live folk music. Good times!