Jean Alphin

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“Kindness”


I had to take the bus this morning,my Chevy SUV broke down yesterday. So, I put it in the shop to get fixed. I’m no fan of the buses, but you have to, what you have to do.

I’m on my way to the toy store in town. I’m going to buy a birthday present for little Timmy, who lives next door to me. His birthday is tomorrow, he’ll be seven years old.

His mother Joan, told me he likes to play boardgames….especially Monopoly. More than likely, I’ll find something for him.

As the bus pulled and stopped in front of the toy store,it started to rain. I waited for the door to open, to get off the bus,then my foot slipped getting off.
I fell right in the arms of this handsome guy. I felt so embarrassed.
The bus driver yelled,”Lady are you all right?”

“Yes,I’m fine!”

I know my face was red,because it felt warm….. But I was okay.

The fellow was still holding me.He then left me go,and said,”That’s a close one.”

“Thank you so much!” “I better watch where I’m walking next time.”

It starting to pour and I said, “I better get going.”

“My name is Jeff,you didn’t tell me your name.”

“Nice to meet you Jeff,lets go under the awning next to the post office.
Both of us ran laughing under the awning.

“I chose a nasty day to shop,I chuckled.”

“Jeff my name is Darcy. I’m on my way to the toy store,to buy a gift for my next door neighbor.”

“That’s nice!” he looked at his watch, “I have to get to work,here is my cellphone number.” “Call me”

After he left,I ran into the toy store. I ask the store clerk,where the board games were. She said,”In aisle four.”

I found the monopoly game,purchase it,the cashier was nice enough to wrap it for me.
When I went back outside,the sun was shining. “This is April weather.” I mumbled.

I decided to stop at the library,to see if I could find a good book. This was Saturday,I didn’t have anything plan. My girlfriend Stacy,ask me if I wanted to go down to the shore,this weekend. But I told her my vehicle was in shop…I had to hold on to my money.

I found two romance novels,after staying in the library for a couple of hours. I was ready to take the bus back home.

When I got back home,I knock on Joan door. Timmy answered the door,and I handed him his gift. He gave me a big hug,and thanked me. It made me feel so good.
The weekend went too fast, Monday morning came. Before I left to go to work,there was a knock at my door. It was the man from the auto shop.
I opened the door,and he handed me my key.

“You had a loose wire,I just connected it,and it’s fine to drive.”

“There is no charge,for this.”

“Thank you so much,I won’t forget you.”

“Have a great day Darcy.”

“I was elated,he saved me a lot of money. My day was great for the rest of the day!”

After I arrived home from work,my cellphone rang.

It was Joan,”Hi Darcy,I want to thank you for making Timmy so happy.He couldn’t believe, you knew what he wanted for his birthday.

After he ate his dinner,and did his homework. Timmy took the game across the street to show his friend Ms. Hooks..She is a widow,and Timmy stops by to see her. They both like to play board games.”

“I’m so happy to here that. Timmy is such a thoughtful young man.”

“Yes he is Darcy,thanks again,I’ll talk to you later.”

“After I get settled,I think,I’ll give Jeff a call and see where that takes me.”

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“Sensitive and Curious”


Babs Forma threw her handbag on the kitchen floor. As she slammed the door behind her,and bursted out with tears.
I can’t believe this,today, when I got off the bus from work. I seen my boyfriend walking down the street,with this bitch. She has long red hair,and a ass that you couldn’t miss. They both were laughing,and seem to be having a great time.

Brent is suppose to be working over-time today.

Babs is 24 years old, 5’4″ tall,with brown eyes and dark blonde hair.She is sensitive, and curious, but can be jealous.

Brent is Babs boyfriend of 2 years.

He is 25 years old, 5’8″ tall, with hazel eyes and auburn hair. Brent is resourceful, witty and honest.

Several hours later,someone turned the knob on my front door. I jumped off my blue living-room chair. Afterward, I heard Brent yell from behind the door.

“Babs,” “Let me in, since when did you lock your door?”

“I was still steaming, about what I seen today. But I’ll let on,like I didn’t see anything.”

“Just a minute Brent!”
As I opened the door, I said, “Ugh!” “I was watching the news! “Things going on out there, are really scary, after viewing the events.”

“If you feel safer locking your door,fine!” “But I have to run to the bathroom. Something I ate, didn’t agreed with me.”

Brent then threw his cell-phone and a little bag on the coffee table,and practically ran to the bathroom.

“I hate to be sneaky,but I’m going to check his phone calls out, before he gets back.”

“You know what I mean,I’m sure!”

“I then snatched the cellphone,and went through all his calls. Their were calls that he made to me, his friend Josh and somebody named Sherry.”
“Who the hell is Sherry?” “Maybe it’s that bitch, with the big ass?”

“Just as I put the phone back on the table. I heard heavy foot- steps, coming from the bathroom.”

“Josh and I had a late lunch,about a hour and half ago. Being I have to work until 9 to-night. I thought I’d stop by and give you your favorite blueberry pie.”

“Thanks,that was nice of you.”

“I almost for to tell you,next Thursday I have another double shift.”

“That’s bull scrap!” You’re suppose to take me out to dinner for my birthday.”

“I’m sorry Babs,I forgot! We have this deadline,that can’t wait. I might be working all night.This assignment must be finished by Friday morning.”

“Well!” “What am I suppose to do, sit around on my birthday?”

“Why don’t you go over to Matty’s bar with Jenny and have a drink?” “I’ll try and run over and have a drink with you,for your birthday.”

“That sounds like a plan,if Jenny is free. She mention, maybe if Ken isn’t working next Thursday, we all can go out and have a drink, at Matty’s. But I told her, you already made reservations for dinner.”

“Brent gave me a long soft kiss,with his warm lips.”

“If I had more time,I’d take you into the bedroom,and finish this. Nevertheless, I better get back to work.”

“After he left, I called Jenny,but her line was busy. I’ll have to call her back.

“I wonder who this Sherry is?” I should of mention to Brent,that I seen him,with that bitch! But he might think that I was spying on him. I don’t think, he has a person named Sherry,working with him.

I’m just going to come out and ask him, when he calls.”

I called Jenny back later,and she answered on the third ring.

“Hi Babs!” I just got off the phone with Ken. “What luck!” “He is going out of town for a couple of weeks,for his job. We were suppose to go and visit his parents,next week.”

“Well, since Brent is working over-time again,and Ken is out of town. Do you want to go with me to Marty’s Thursday night,and have a birthday drink with me?”

“Sure Babs!” “What are friends for!”

“What time do you want to go Babs?”

“9:00,if its okay with you?” “I’ll pick you up.”

“That’s fine,but I’ll pick you up,it’ll be your birthday present.” laughed Jenny

“See you Thursday night,I’ll call before I come.”

“Thanks Jenny,see you than.”

“I started humming my favorite song “Blue Bells”,that I just heard on the radio.”

The following week went by fast. Here it was Wednesday already. Everything was going good.
But I had to get this Sherry out of my mind. What if Brent didn’t love me anymore? I decided to wait until after my birthday,to confront Sherry to Brent.”

“I made dinner,and afterwards, Brent and I went into the living-room,to watch a little T.V. We carried with us, our slice of cake,that I made the day before.”

As we sat down, Brent’s cell-phone rang.He looked at the face of his phone,and hung it up. He didn’t bother to answer it.

“My friend from work just called,and he needs me at work. So I have to leave.”

“With tears in my eyes…I screamed,”Don’t you mean Sherry needs you!!!”

“I don’t know what your talking about!

Then he slammed the door behind him.

“He didn’t call me at all that night. Matter of fact the next day,I didn’t hear from him at all.
That night,Jenny called me,and I told her what happened last night.”

“Don’t worry about him, this is your day. I’ll be over to pick you up.”

“While we were riding to Marty’s,we both didn’t say to much.”

“When we pulled up to Marty’s. We both got out of her ford,and started to walk inside. It was a beautiful night.”

“Jenny said,”Hell with Brent!” “Lets go in and have a good time.”

“As we opened the door,it was dark in there. Jenny looked at me,and I looked at her.”

“All of a sudden, the lights came on. Their was a huge crowd their. They all started sing “Happy Birthday”

“At the end of the counter stood Brent,and this red-head bitch. He had his arm around her shoulders.”

“I walked over to him,tried to slap his face,but he grabbed hold of my arm, and laughed. My eyes got big as day,and my mouth was wide open.”

“Calm down birthday girl!” “I would like you to meet my sister Sherry.”
With a laugh,he said, Sherry this is my wild girlfriend Babs. She isn’t usually wild like this,but under the circumstances. She thought,you were my girlfriend.”

“I guess,I would act the same way,not knowing what was going on.”smiled Sherry
“I’ll tell you the story Babs….About 2 weeks ago,I called my brother,and told him I was coming home from Texas to see him.We’re the only family we have. Mom and Dad,was killed in a car accident,when we were both teenagers.Brent is all that I have.”

“Let me finish it,because everyone is standing around waiting for the party to begin. I asked her to wait, until, at least a week. Because I was going to have a surprise birthday party for you. When she arrived that day,I know you seen us. We were walking from the train station. I told Sherry,we both blew it.But when I stopped over at the house to bring you the pie. To see if, you really did see us. You didn’t say anything about it,so I was releaved.
“I couldn’t tell you last night who Sherry was,so I left. Can you every forgive me,love?”

“Being it was your sister,I’ll forgive you. But don’t do it again.

“Everybody started clapping,and yelling…..”Lets get the show on the road.”

“I’m not finished yet,said Brent with a big smile.”

“He then got down on his knee,and said. “Babs will you marry me?”

“I was in state of shock. My mouth wouldn’t move. Everybody was waiting for my answer. I suddenly belted out….”Yes Brent,I will marry you.”

“You could hear the whistling and clapping behind us. You could see them all, throwing confetti in the air.

“Brent and I, held each other as we kissed.”

“This is the best birthday present,I ever had.”I yelled

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Mary Lou


Mary Lou Gibbs age twenty,and her boyfriend Ned Tuft age 20,both graduated from the same high school.  Which was  called Mallow high school in the city of Theron,in Pennsylvania.

They have grown up together as kids. They  started going together in Middle school,wherever Mary Lou was, Ned wasn’t far behind. Ned and his gal could pass for brother and sister. They both had black hair,medium height and pleasantry plump. Their features were almost a like. The only differences was  Ned had brown eyes,and Mary Lou’s eyes were bluest of the sea.

They both talked often about getting marry after high school. Ned told Mary Lou if we both go to college,then they would both marry afterwards……………which they both agreed.

Marylou went to the local community college,majoring in economics. Ned major in electrical engineering, at Penn State.

Ned would come back to  Theron on the week-ends.

During the week Mary Lou and Ned would keep up on each others accomplishments.

On one special occasion, Ned didn’t come home for the week-end. There was a huge birthday party for Ned’s room mate, Jim.

Ned ask Mary Lou if she wanted to go,and she replied. “No thank you! I don’t even know your friends at Penn State.”

“Okay Mary Lou,  don’t say later I didn’t ask.”

Little did Mary Lou know, that weekend, Ned got drunk at that party. He was dancing with the ladies and having a good time. Later that night, Ned left the party with a friend.

As they were leaving ,Ned said to Jim, Sandy and I are going to finish the party  else where.

Of course,  Ned never mention to Mary Lou the next week-end about him getting drunk at the party and leaving.

Everything was going fine for about four months until Sandy called him on his cell phone.  Ned was in  the state of shock after hanging up.

When Jim walked into the dorm, he said,”What’s a matter with you? You look like you just seen a ghost.”

“Jim, I don’t know what I’m going to do. Sandy just called me and told me she was expecting. What am I’m going to tell Mary Lou? We are suppose to be getting married after graduation.”

“Just tell her the truth!”sighed Jim

Several week-ends went by and Ned didn’t go home. Mary Lou kept calling,but Ned didn’t answer.

Finally in the middle of the week,when Ned decided to call Mary Lou. After him having a couple of drinks,he felt braving.

When he called her,he slowly told her what happen the night of the party,and the results,when Sandy called him months later.

Mary Lou was stun……

“Everything is off Ned!   Don’t you ever talk to me again.” then she slammed the phone down .

The Sister,That I Thought,I Knew (42)


“Who was murdered?”
“Autumn’s friend Mattie,that she met in jail.”
“I remember now. How does she know,Mattie was murdered?”
She said that Mattie owed her drug dealer a lot of money.
“I think, Autumn has to make her own mind up. Decide what kind of life she wants for herself.She is a grown woman,and we can’t decide for her,” said Ben.
“I know that Ben,but Autumn is my sister,and I’m really concerned. They say that drug is really hard to get off of.”
“Autumn,has to fight hard,to get rid of that demon. Otherwise,if she keeps going on with the stuff. She doesn’t have to worry about someone killing her. She will certainly kill her own self.”
“Your right Ben! So I hope she makes the right decision.”
“I better get back to work,Faith. By the way,have you decided where were going?
“No Ben,but I do want to get a way. Maybe we can spend a couple of weeks at the Outer Banks.”
“That sounds great to me. My two-week vacation,will start in October.If you want,you can call and make our reservations.Talk to you when I get done work.”
“Good by Ben,Love ya!”

For the next two weeks, I kept myself pretty busy. I made the reservations for our vacation. Ben and I agreed on going to the Outer Banks, I also took time to plan a little birthday party for mom. Mom didn’t want one, I surprised her anyway.
I took her to see a movie,and then we stopped by a restaurant that she likes. After we walked in the restaurant,she was totally surprised, when she seen Chadwick and his family.
They were sitting around a big table waiting for us.
“Let’s all order something to eat,I’m starving.”Chadwick said. After he got up from his chair,and gave mom a kiss. And helped her in her seat.

After everyone ate,and the server took the dishes away. The server came back with about five other co-workers.
Our server was holding a big cake, with the candles burning. When they were close to mom,they starting singing “Happy Birthday” to her.
She was really surprised,she had tears in her eyes. After they were finished singing, mom blew the candles out.
Everyone applauded, then after they left, mom had the first slice of cake.
When we were finished eating the dessert.Mom wanted to go back home.
Before we left,she thanked everyone,and said,”She had a wonderful night.”
I then drove her back home.

“Family Waves” Good News (11)


Henry was sending a lot of resumes out.

He liked where he worked.

But he thought it was time to move on to something better.

He received a lot of replies.

Henry, liked the offer in California, the best. The problem was, he had to move in the state.

He thought about Hope, and if she had a problem moving there..

(He thought) I want to ask Hope to marry me, now is the best time. We both can start a new life together there.

I’ll tell Hope about the good news,when I take her out to dinner for her birthday. I hope I can keep it to myself, because her birthday isn’t for two weeks.

I was going to ask her to marry me on her birthday anyway, now I can also tell her about my acceptance at the hospital in California.

Henry came home and told his father and I, about his acceptance at the hospital in California. We were both happy for him, but we didn’t like the idea of him moving so far
I asked, “Is Hope going with you?” Henry replied, “I’ll take care of that when the time comes.

Two weeks seemed so long getting here,I almost told Hope a couple of times,but caught myself.
I went to pickup Hope at her parents house.

After I picked Hope up, we went to our favorite restaurant .
To enjoy and share the good news.
Hope thinks it’s just for her birthday.

I hope she accepts, I never thought of that before ( Henry thought’s)

They finally arrived at their favorite restaurant, which is called “Marlo’s Friendly Family Restaurant”.

When they walked in, both could smell, the combination,of delicious food cooking. And the aroma, of someone baking a apple pie.

The owner Marlo, greeted them both personally, and ask them if they wanted to sit at their special table?

Marlo was just teasing, because Hope, didn’t know Henry, already made reservations.

“ Of course we do! Hope replied, what a crazy question ?”

All three of them laughed.

Gift Cards


I didn’t know what to write about tonight,but for some reason gift cards come to mind.You can buy gifts cards for the differant occasions like ,birthday’s.holiday’s,graduations ect. This is a great idea,for purchasing something for someone that has everything already. Or you just don’t know what to buy a person that is a fussy gus. The differant ideas for gift cards are endless. I always welcome a gift card,because if you don’t need anything at the time you receive it. You can hold on to it,until you do. When their is a good sale going on and you are low on cash. If you have a gift card or cards hid away to use later,this is a good time to dig it out and use it. So keep in mind this makes a very good gift for everyone.

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