Rev. Beverly Molander
Tom North—Author of "True North"
Monday, September 8, 2014
Do you remember "Yours, Mine and Ours," a top-grossing comedy in 1968 starring Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda? It was based on a true story of a widow with eight children marrying a widower with 10 children, and then having two more kids. However, it wasn’t the truth. Lucille Ball was even afraid of the stepdad. Tom North is one of those terrified kids from the original family. He tells what it was like to be a child living behind the scenes in a family filled with domestic violence and child abuse. Life isn't always as it appears, and even the worst of circumstances can eventually evolve into a fulfilling life. But what a bumpy ride it was.