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Jan. 6th, 2011

 Name: Donna Banta
Age: 52
Location: San Francisco
A bit about myself:
I joined the LDS church as a teenager, graduated from BYU, and married in the Oakland Temple in 1980. After many frustrating attempts to "live the Gospel" as adults we finally left the church as a family in the late 1990's (resigned officially in 1999.) We have a son and a daughter-in-law who had a wonderful wedding a few years ago that everyone was able to attend. They now have a beautiful daughter. We have a daughter who has lived in Paris, London, Brittany, New York, and now Berlin. Both of our children and our daughter-in-law have college degrees -- NOT from BYU.

Life is good. But I still feel bitter about my experiences within Mormonism sometimes. Writing and blogging about it helps. 

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lassie_faire
Jan. 6th, 2011 08:08 pm (UTC)
Welcome Donna!

Congratulations on getting your entire family out! :)

Random Tidbit: My in-laws were also married in the Oakland Temple, 'course they're still TBM.
insanad
Jan. 7th, 2011 02:51 am (UTC)
Hi Donna, I'm so glad you're here. I was not inclined to join RfM (hate the format) but I love talking to you so this is a great chance to get to know you better. I'll bet you're very proud of your kids. I look forward to visiting with you more often.
onigirifb
Jan. 7th, 2011 05:16 am (UTC)
Hi Donna ( I feel like we are at AA together!)

Welcome to ForMoWo which is the nickname I gave this place. :P Good for your son! I HATE the stupid exclusive must belong to the same damn club mentality the so call church has! Oh, I need to meet your daughter!!!! I lived in Thailand, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, and Tampa. I will be traveling between Iowa (headquarters of my insurance co), Japan, Hong Kong, and Thailand (where my family is). I'm glad they did not go to YBU. Did they go to Satan's University instead? Blog away! I'm on tumblr as onigirifb. :)
ollie_right
Jan. 7th, 2011 09:10 pm (UTC)
Hi Donna,

Welcome, and yes, congrats on the whole fam breaking free! Great to meet you!
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