Monday, September 5, 2011

Part-15 By Any Means Necessary!

Two days after arriving home from the hospital Sampson laid motionless in his bed,with his life spared from a self-imposed death sentence many thoughts whizzed by in his mind.
One of the orders from Dr.Roan was a change in lifestyle,no more drinking and no more smoking.at 35 years of age Sampson wasn't prepared to give those things up at this point.
For Sampson the alcohol was the engine  that eased his mind of any pain,Sampson started drinking out of control a long time before he went to war in Korea,drinking was a way for him to escape the realities of his life.
Many who knew Sampson didn't help by always explaining his behavior as a result of him being in the war.
But his wife and brother-in-law Rev.John knew the truth of his drinking problem,it was simple Sampson didn't know how to be a man.
Sampson's father had died when he was nine years old,he was killed in a industrial accident at the local feed mill where he toiled for ten hours a day,the same feed mill owned by Mayor Coop's family.
The truth of his fathers death was never officially told to the family,they were simply told there was a accident and he was dead.
The year of his death 1933 was a time in Crackling when the Coop family ruled the County with a iron fist and could get away with anything it saw fit.
Few of the other Colored workers at the Mill talked of Sampson Sr. death,many were afraid of losing their jobs if the truth of his death was revealed.
But there was one  Minny's father  who everybody called Bigdaddy simply because at 6'7 the name fit, quietly came to Sampson's momma one evening and told her the truth without fear or favor,that the grain elevator had exploded due to improper maintenance and Sampson Sr. had died while inside cleaning it.

6 comments:

calmcoach said...

You are painting a picture and letting us know the intellectual and emotional undercurrents. I can visualize these people. Keep going and thanks for sharing with me Big Mac!

covnitkepr1 said...

I’ve been following and enjoying your blog for a while now and would like to invite you to visit and perhaps follow me back. Sorry I took so long for the invitation.

Reggie said...

It's a nice story line.

BigmacInPittsburgh said...

Yes Coach,it's not hard to write about something that you have lived,thanks for the support!

BigmacInPittsburgh said...

Covnitkepr1:Thanks for stopping by and sharing

BigmacInPittsburgh said...

Reggie:It's fun writing from the heart