Ohio - The next time you think you’re having a bad day, image how Valerie Spruill felt when she discovered that her husband and her father are the same person. Not that her life had been a breeze four decades earlier when she found out at the age of 9 that the man she thought was her father was actually her grandfather, and that a person who had been identified as a “family friend” was actually her mother. Spruill didn’t learn until later that her mom also was one of three “night ladies,” as she terms it, who testified in the infamous 1980 corruption trial of Summit County Probate Judge James Barbuto. Why would anyone volunteer this kind of information? Because Valerie Spruill wants to be an example. The 60-year-old Doylestown woman wants to show other folks born into miserable situations that they can still lead good, productive, fulfilling lives. Although Spruill has fought through serious health problems — she believes they were brought on by the stress of discovering the longtime family secret in 2004, when her husband/father died — she is relentlessly upbeat and optimistic.
Every day I’m more and more convinced I just want to die alone. No family, no friends. Just me and my Barstool WordPress for the rest of my life. People just fucking suck and the internet is here so why bother? Dealing with a malware problem is a hell of a lot easier than finding out your dad is your grandpa, your family friend is your mom who’s also a hooker, and your husband is actually your dad. Be optimistic all you want Valerie. Not changing the fact you just spent the last 40 years snuggling watching romcoms and making love to your father. (Yes I just puked writing that). Probably top 1 worst thing that can possibly happen to you and that’s being generous.