Oh my, sounds like a story from a fairy tale book. Bill, the bible says that if a stone is thrown into a pack of wolves the one who gets hit will bark. Apparently remarks made touched that empty place in your heart, empty from living a life feeling less than and rightfully so. Your story reminded me of one written by one of the children for a local magazine, almost word for word. Maybe you read it while waiting for the free Thanksgiving meal at the pond this year. We sponsored much of that, a small pittance yet gave us a sense of warmth for a few minutes anyway. Be well and stay away from the riverbed as it overflows when the rains come and many are washed away,along with their tents. If you line up for the holiday meal at the shelter wave to the Bently, Ill have Charles toot the horn.