The Big Suprise

It was late in the day when Momma told Daddy to take the kids to Aunt Nell’s house. She said we would be spending the night and Daddy would pick us up in the morning. I had never been away from my Momma for an hour let alone all night. I cried and begged her to let me stay home. In the end Daddy piled us in the old pickup truck and headed down the long gravel road to Aunt Nell’s.

It was dark by the time we got to her house. We washed up and followed her into the bedroom. I will never forget the huge iron bed we slept in that night. My Aunt turned down the covers in the perfectly made bed revealing the whitest sheets I had ever seen.  At our house we didn’t even have sheet. She also had great big soft feather pillows , with pillow cases. (Another thing we didn’t have) I don’t remember sleeping t hat night. I just wanted to go home to Momma.

It was still dark when Daddy came take us home. He said there was a very special surprise waiting for us. I didn’t care about the surprise; I was more than ready to go home. He pulled the truck up in front of the house. I couldn’t get out fast enough to see my Momma.

I  ran into house as fast as I could. The room appeared to be illuminated, making Momma look so white lying in bed. Her bright auburn hair was not pinned up yet, for that matter why was she still in bed? That wasn’t like her; she was always up fixing breakfast before any of us kids. I was  beginning to get worried. She opened her eyes and said come on over here and meet your new baby sister.

There she was nestled up close against my Momma’s side. Bettie Lou. Our new baby sister. She was the scrawniest little thing, with jet black hair. We thought she resembled a wrinkled old monkey. She didn’t look like the rest of us. We had blond hair. And not a one of us even remotely looked like a monkey.

I was sure the doctor made a mistake. He  had dropped the baby off at the wrong house.  Momma wasn’t amused with that idea. No such luck, she was here to stay.

I knew from that day forward I wasn’t Momma’s only baby girl. Life was never the same for
me since “That Baby”  came into our lives.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. tsonoda148
    May 21, 2011 @ 15:43:52

    Who are you and what have you done with my best friend? Wow, I’m so enjoying getting to know you this way, my friend. Your sketches are impressive, but your vivid images brought forth in your writing blow me away. Your story is flowing very nicely. Keep up the good work. I’m tweeting you up over on Twitter. You will have a following. It takes time, but with your talent, it will happen.
    Much love!


  2. Mary Ann
    May 29, 2011 @ 17:03:33

    Hi Mary ; Ireally am enjoing your blogs ,i just know that ALOT of others would too.. Love Ya!xox


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