B’s family moved several times within Hostile during his youth, which offered very little stability, if any, to a young boy. The mother insured that the children, B and his sister, stayed in church no matter what. Old School Pentecostal Holiness was the brand of Christianity that B’s mother’s side of the family had espoused. The church location of choice was not within the limits of Hostile, but a good distance away in Coolidge, a much smaller city by size and population. This was somewhat of a journey every weekend to Just Our Time Church, for not only B’s immediate family but also his extended family that, too, lived in Hostile. Over time, with the various family moves to different parts of Hostile, the churches, too, would change, though they all had the same or at least a similar philosophy.
B’s family started out living within the walls of their own space. The father and mother both came home every night. Later, the father would choose a job that kept him from being able to come home on a continuous basis in the evenings, a job that would keep him in several states, whether regionally or nationally. He coordinated the shipment of goods via truck and rail. Not long after taking such a position, the family—the mother and children—were forced to perform various moves, even to the point of living with other family members. Finally, after living with various family members, the mother and children could live within a place and community where they no longer had to depend on others to provide shelter. Yet it was not long afterward that they would have to move to Woods, Atlantis, which was hundreds of miles away, to be introduced into a different, slower, and somewhat more stable life that would eliminate all the moving around. It was at this place that B came to an age where he began to develop into a young adolescent and into his young adult years. Because of B’s father taking a job that kept him from home quite often, and the type of fathering that his father chose to demonstrate, B would have a rough time developing as a masculine young man.