In Chapter 1 of my book, RAINBOW IN THE NIGHT: A JOURNEY OF REDEMPTION, I write that my father (a psychiatrist) was offered a position to become the superintendent of a very large state mental hospital in Independence, Iowa.
We left St. Petersburg, FL in 1957 and drove to Iowa to make the move. It was a formidable structure, and we lived on the 2nd floor right in the administration building, which you see in this picture.
My childhood was quite interesting as you can imagine! There were 1100 mental patients when my father assumed his new position. To read more about my journey, click on any of the links below to get your copy!
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