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Sunday Afternoon at Dad's
'I'm hear to tell you baby..the only difference between the letter 'A' and the letters 'ER' in the 'N' word is..'A' will get you an ambulance, and 'ER' will get you in the emergency room!
These are the words my 85 year old daddy-in-law spoke to me today.
'My wife, well you see, she wants us to sell our house, and move back to Rusk County, TX., but, I can't live there no mo...no sir..I left there owning 50 acres of land..gave it to ma sista, she gave it to my nephew, and he still has it to this very day. I just can't go back to the way the white folks treated us..everything was the back doe..I member when we first came to California, it was in the 40s, it was snowing real bad, we stopped at a motel, and they say 'we could sleep in our car on they lot..it was real cold, oh no, they wouldn't let us have no room there, not colored folks..and..half they rooms was empty.
No, no baby..I just caint go back there! No way, now how, no mo...'
I just love talking to my daddy-in-law, since I lost my own father 4 years ago, he has been my dad. He's hanging in there..he told me..Man was promised 3 score and 10...Baby..I'm livin on borrowed time!