why my father called her sis hopkins, i don’t know.my grandmother called her vaccinated with a phonograph needle.
i called her aunt semmie.
she left 600,000 .00 to each of her 5 sisters & brothers or their family,which turned out to be, 10 nieces & nephews.
the funny part begins: she drove a pontiac i am in a photo with , when i was 7 & she had the same car 30 years later.she left my brother , my sister & i 200,000 each.she had to have at least 6 million dollars, before taxes were taken out at 55% .i think it was because my father bought her stock, because she couldn’t have made that workng at mr. shirt with him: This was his hobby. he retired when i was one & took me to the stock market every day for a year, but then bought a men’s shirt store.
one day i asked aunt semmie when she was 83 , why she didn’t buy a dishwasher? my father bought my grandmother this house many years before i was born & aunt semmie’s husband died before i was born, so she lived there.it was apparently built before dishwasher & washers & dryers. every sunday after shoneys or ihop, sunday school, wendy’s or hardees , my father & i went to visit.i walked across the street with her to the laundromat and asked why she didn’t have a washer then , but years later i found out you can wire the house for these things.
so i ask the question again & she said miss worry, “don’t you think if i wanted one i would buy one”.
NO i don’t.shortly after this question, a brain tumor from cigarettes caused her to leave over 6 million dollars to her nieces & nephews.
“sea and sky and you
and I all blues,some blues
are sad some are glad”.