On tv policemen were beating up black people. Not where we lived in Louisiana but in Alabama. I asked my daddy why they were beating up people. He said they the black were stiring up trouble. Itt looked to me like the police were stiring up trouble. It made me cry so i got sent outside during the news. Life magazine had lots of pictures. It came every week. There were people with floers in there hair in some yankee place called San Francisco. My daddy said they should shoot all those idiots. I didnt say anything. I wanted to go to San Francisco..My friend Gayle and I decided we would go to California. We walked seven miles on the railroad tracks. We went east instead of west so we had to walk home. I got home just at suppertime. Nobody ask me were I had been all day.
She (Connie) was charming, soon she realized my was a civilian and she tried asking her questions. I signaled my wife to ignore Connie, and my wife’s refusal to respond enraged her. Connie called my wife a bitch, and from there, ever more inventive insults. I looked over, amused to find my wife was as uncomfortable as I was entertained. By the time we pulled into the station, Connie was thrashing around the back seat, kicking at the bars on the window and the seat divider cage, and threatening me and my wife with bodily harm. I figured maybe I’d wait for help to take her in to booking.
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Immediately, my water broke and a huge swept over my body! When it eased up, something did not feel normal. I reached down between my legs and touched the soft top of my baby’s head coming out! Before I even had time to process this, however, another wave of pain caused my knees to buckle and I fell into a “squat”. As I did, my daughter slid out into my arms right there in the bathtub at our apartment! No doctors, no hospital, no pain meds, no other people even. I had her all by myself in my bathroom at home on Halloween Night! It was amazing and beautiful! And I am so grateful that there were no complications for either of us after her surprise birth and delivery!
In spite of this experience, I naively used USPS to mail two Christmas the next week, on Tuesday, 15 December, via two-day Priority Mail, with no real hope they could arrive by Christmas, 10 days away (usually plenty of time) … but I added bright colors, a colorful postcard, wide red grosgrain ribbon, etc. to the packages so they will stand out and maybe get noticed: “Pick ME! Pick ME!” I only got “in transit” text updates for these packages for a few days . One small package I mailed 15 December made it to Massachusetts before Christmas, about six days later, but the large, heavy Christmas gift to Mississippi I sent the same day is still in transit as of 10 January 2021, perhaps looking for its cousin the birthday gift mailed a week earlier to the same address that took 24 days to make it to Mississippi. On 9 January, USPS alerted me the package had at least made it to Atlanta.