I was thinking about the Man and Woman, and Billy Bob and Sally Mae. They have not called me lately and let me know what they are doing. I am sure they are ok, but I have been trying to get in touch with them so I might update you on their travels. I will hopefully hear from them today and will update you then. But in the mean time. Aunt Mildred has come up for air and of course as always she has a bunch of stories to tell and to make you think.
Now, Aunt Mildred, my mother’s aunt, is from the yesterday year with her life style. She no longer works, but she loves to tell stories of old. She was talking the other day about one of her husbands that she had. She said that he worked to make sure that they had food on the table and the bills got paid. He came home one day and told her that he had got fired from his job in the coal mine. She said she asked him, why? what happen? what did you do now Joe? Joe was his name, she said that he did not want to talk about right then, long faced and wanting a beer so he could go out on the porch to sit a while. She knew something was wrong, but could not put her finger on it. She went out on the porch to sit with him a bit, asking again what was wrong. Joe, stubborn as she called him, never said anything just kept looking into the street.
Now, what Aunt Mildred does not know is that Joe is kidding her just to see what she will do, and who she will call. He has this set up with some of their friends to back Joe up and keep Aunt Mildred guessing. It is about dinner time and Aunt Mildred has cooked some veggies and bread with left over ham. She comes to the door and tells Joe that dinner is ready, so Joe gets up and washes his hands and sits in his chair to start to eat. He and Aunt Mildred bows for prayer and they begin to eat. No one is talking at this time. Joe, mumbles to himself, got me a raise and a new job. Aunt Mildred said nothing and just kept eating the meal that she had cooked.
So, Aunt Mildred finished eating, said that she was going into the sewing room and sew some, that someone around there had to work. She told him that since he was not working any more that he could clean the table and wash the dishes. Joe blurted out that I just told you woman that I got me a raise and a new job. I am a foreman and I do not do dishes. She looked at him and returned fire and said that she was the foreman of that house and he would do the dishes or get fired again with no raise. The battle was on, well Joe did wash the dishes and life went on until the old cancer got Joe a few years later.
Aunt Mildred has more stores so stand by.