Tuesday, September 13, 2011

By Any Means Necessary! Part 16

Many years of hard drinking had begun to show in Sampson,the DT's had set in on him a few days after arriving home  from the hospital,he even ask Billy Bob the Fire and Rescue Chief during one of his visits to stop down at the "Dew Drop Inn" and bring him a little taste.
Even though Billy Bob loved Sampson like a brother,this was one request he just couldn't do,but he did call Dr.Roan and suggest that he prescribe a sedative for Sampson to get him through the DT'S.
Christmas was fast approaching and Minny and the kids were preparing the home for one of the best Christmas in a long time,Robert Lee had gone out into the back forty acres and found a tall pine for the family Christmas tree,it was a glorious one.
Robert Lee had manged in the few short weeks working at the market to save $30.00 which he had given to his mother to buy gifts for the younger children and his father.
On Christmas eve 1959 a rare snow descended on Crackling,N.C.,just like Robert Lee had dreamed and prayed for.

4 comments:

calmcoach said...

Hi Big Mac - I really like finding new installments in your story. I can picture that 30ft tall tree! I'll be checking back to see what happens next. Thanks for being here and for sharing with us.
Peace.

Reggie said...

When I was a kid growing up in Alabama, all our Christmas trees came off my grandfather's land. He would identify trees in the summer, that he'd intend on cutting as Christmas trees later in the year.

BigmacInPittsburgh said...

Thanks Coach,my pleasure to be able to share this story ideal.

BigmacInPittsburgh said...

Some of the things I write about Reggie are true,the names and places have been changed a little.
Cutting your own Christmas tree had to be a memorable time as a child?