the short answer is I simply don’t know but let me speak as to what I DO know.
Quite some time ago, I visited Eric Fifer and Annie Fifer right before they left for Hong Kong. We did a lot of activities based around Sophie.
We went to the skating ring where Sophie was the most brilliant skater I’d ever seen. She also did some turns at home in the evening. So incredibly gifted!
The last thing we did was go to a soccer game. So, Vince Darling, Grace Darling, Eric Fifer ( the financial manager in Hong Kong) and Annie Fifer of Anne Fifer Interiors all met on the soccer field.
Sophie ran very rapidly to Grace Darling.
My father said “when Sophie Fifer sees Grace Darling, she makes a v line to Grace because Grace raised her for her first 2 years” Vince Darling said “yes, Annie had post partum depression, she was taking fertility drugs, and Sophie was turning into a brat. Vince Darling continued on and said “it just was not a good scene for awhile.”
I did not invent this whole notion of Annie Fifer abandoning Sophie Fifer, I was merely repeating what Vince Darling had told me.
From statements my brother, Eric Fifer and from Annie Fifer, I think the notion is credible but I can’t say for sure because I’m not a private detective or researcher of any type so, what I’m going to do is say that it’s unfair to judge them.
On the other hand, Vince Darling did make those statements and I am a scientist with a very good memory of what people say or don’t say. My personal coach said “Ari, your father is poison”.
He reads Machiavelli and may have made these statements to me, knowing that I would repeat them.
Another possibility is some form of dementia. I don’t think he has full blown dementia but can tell from talking with him that his mind is not all there.
He is 85 and with a history of abusing cocaine and alcohol at the same time. Perhaps he will deny that, as well, but in my 30s we did a lot of hiking together and he would talk about cocaine and how it helps with sexual stamina.
A different time, in 1973, when I was 11, I saw him buy a big bag of cocaine for his yoga cult at the time called COFU. The cocaine dealer’s name was Marvin Holmes.
I’m not sure if it’s ok for a father to share his sexual exploits with his daughter at any age. In one case, he told me Grace Darling and he had a “open” “wife swapping” relationship and that she gave him chlamydia and he was fuming angry.
However, if you want to not have sexually transmitted disease you either have to be in a closed relationship or use a condom.
I was around 33 and he was 63 when he told me about his sex life. I honestly don’t know if that’s normal or not.
My mother also shared too much information. She basically told me that my Dad had orgasms like a woman. I don’t know what that means to be honest.
But I think if you don’t like the way a person has a orgasm that maybe you should not get married? Not sure on that one. As far as my husband and I, we don’t talk about our sex lives in that manner.
Did Annie Fifer abandon Sophie Fifer? I would have to say NO but that **something** that was meant to be secret was related to me. I don’t think they abandoned Sophie Fifer but they are overly defensive about it. They act like I made it up, when, in reality, I’m on,y repeating what my father said to me at a soccer game.
ALSO, DON’T SHOOT THE MESSENGER!!