Jean Alphin

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” Things Do Come Back “


I have to tell you a story about a person named , “Trouble”   Also known as Ginger Hoot.

She  earned that name, from people that know her.

Every time she opens her mouth, she always has something nasty,to say, about anyone.

I truly believe……she enjoys…..making people, fight amongst, each other.

 

Ginger,is in her forties, tall and thin,like a french fry. Blue eyes,and flowing long, blonde hair.

She is divorced, after her husband, found her in bed with another man, when he came home early  from work.

 

Little  did, Ginger know, someone,was waiting for her to screw-up again.

 

Her name is Rebecca,to her friends, they call her Becca.

In her late fifties,  petite, green eyes,with brown curly hair, pulled back behind her ears.

She was married once happily, until Ginger,asked her ex., for a ride home.

They both worked at the court house, in Central  County, PA.

 

Afterward,  Becca got suspicious  of her ex .,  Brian.

He was all of a sudden, having meetings for work, one night a week.

On one of these  nights, Becca called out of work,where she worked as a manager,at a deli.

She waited until he left that night, for a meeting………….she followed him.

Becca’s gut feelings,  paid off.

Her ex  pulled  into the parking lot, at a  motel,  next to another car.

This motel is about five miles,from their house in the town of Slur.

Brian got out of his vehicle, when the car door open,next to him.

When he walked over to the car, a woman got out.

They then embraced and kissed .

Becca recognized the woman right away.

The blonde bitch, trouble maker, as she called her.

Becca darted out of her car,that was across the street,from the motel.

She yelled,  “You Slut”.

Both were shocked  to see her.

Once Becca got closer, she gave Ginger, a left-hook in the face.

Of course, Brian stood up for Ginger.

He put his arm around her, so Becca couldn’t hit her again.

That happened five years ago, and Becca said she would get even with the slut.

 

Like a small town, everybody knows your business.

Slur,was no different…….they all loved gossip!

The latest news was about Ginger.

Ginger fell in love, with a new  guy, that moved in town, about two years ago.

They were planning to get married soon.

 

None of this news got back to Becca, which was very unusual.

The people in Slur,thought, she already went through enough….with her divorce.

She didn’t need to hear about the woman who crushed her marriage.

 

Unbeknownst  to Becca, Ginger’s future husband, Tim, who frequently came into the deli where Becca worked.

They became good friends, and talked to each other like they been friends for years.

Tim and Becca, seemed to have a lot in common.

He told her he was seeing someone,but didn’t mention any name.

Tim also told her that he has been divorced,for six years.

Tim,was around her age, average height,muscular built, with black hair, combed in the back, like a D.A.

Did I forget to mention, thick eye-lashes,and sexy green eyes.

 

Tim was coming in more  frequently, when he figured out  her break time.

When she was on her break, he would sit down with her at a table,  they just talked and laughed about everything.

She secretly fell in love with him, because they were so much  alike .

Becca had mentioned to Tim months ago, that she had a birthday coming up in May.

Tim kept that thought in the back of his mind.

 

Ginger and Tim,weren’t getting along, as they were.

Always arguing about smalls things,but Ginger really loved him,and tried to make everything right.

But when they went out together,he always seemed to have his mind somewhere else.

Tim didn’t tell her, that he was having seconds thoughts about their wedding.

He knew that,when he was with Becca, everything seemed right.

She was more down to earth, than Ginger, who would put on an act, like she was better than everyone else.

Tim loved her before,but didn’t see what a selfish person she was.at the time.

He also knew he suddenly fell out of love with her, the moment he met Becca.

Their was something about Becca,he couldn’t explain.

The more he seen her,the more he wanted to be with her.

Tim had to make up his mind soon,because the wedding was right around the corner.

It wasn’t going to be a big wedding, which Ginger wanted, just a small church wedding ,with a few friends  they  invited.

 

A month went by, and Tim finally got the nerve to call the wedding off.

Ginger knew it was coming, she  started, crying and screaming . “Get the hell out of my life”.

Tim never brought up the ending of the relationship to Becca.

He thought it was best, at that time.  Who knows,what’s on Ginger’s mind.

 

Mean while, three months has passed.

 

Ginger kept calling and texting Tim,and following him around.

He had to change his number,and report to the police,he was sick and tired of her following his every move.

May finally came around,…… Tim asked Becca, if  she wanted to  go out to dinner with him for her birthday.

She was stunned, but happy.

“What about the person you are seeing?”

“I’m not seeing anyone,any more.”

Becca was bursting inside with happiness.

“Okay,then the answer is sure, why not.”

Becca was inquisitive, about his relationship

Tim told Becca, that he was suppose to  marry Ginger soon.

“He loved Ginger, but not as much as he loved her.”

Becca couldn’t believe her ears.

“Ginger who?”

“Ginger Hoot, do you know her ?”

Smiling she said, “That’s not important! ”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Becca thought, now is the time,to give her a taste of her own medicine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Home”


Neal Finus was in a nursing home in Pennsylvania. He had plenty of time to think. he was in his late seventies,short and stocky.He use to have a mop of hair,which was dark brown …… But now he is almost bald.

There isn’t a day that goes by,that he doesn’t think of his wife Ruby. They were married for forty-eight years,and had three children together.  Neal Jr, Nina, and Terri.     Neal Jr, was killed in the service, twenty-five years ago.  Nina travels around the world,with her husband. Her husband’s  job takes him all over the world. She keeps in touch sometime.

Terri and her three children,which are grown now. Lived with Neal and Rudy after she was divorce from her husband.

When Ruby died suddenly , about five years ago. Terri stayed and took care of her father.

Until Terri got tired of taking care of her father.  She suggested  for him to sell his house, and they would move into an apartment. Neal wouldn’t have anything to do with it,because he was staying put.

Terri threaten to leave him by himself. Because she had her own life to live.

The arguing went on for quite a while. Terri didn’t leave,  because she had no place to go.  The money she was getting from working four days a week at the corner store. Wasn’t sufficient to go out on her own.

One day as they were arguing, Neal had a hard-attack. It was pretty bad. He was in the hospital for about a month. He couldn’t go home until someone was their to take care of him.

Neal told his doctor about the crazy arguing with his live-in daughter,about selling his house.

 

Terri called her sister, and told her about their father. Nina said her and her husband are in Alaska.

She didn’t think she could come home any time some.

“Just do what you think is best!” sighed  Nina

Since then Neal was sent to a near-by nursing home.

Terri would come in and take her father in his wheel chair,out in the garden.  Both still fussing over about selling his house.

Neal told her,he refuses to sell the  house.

The visits got less and less with Terri.  Nina and Terri would call him….. ask if he needed anything.

His answer is  always,”I just want to go back home.”

From day to day,Neal sits in his wheelchair,and thinks about the good times…they all had.

“He thought,   “If Rudy was still here,she would take care of me in our house.”

The Sister,That I Thought,I Knew (50)


“Mom, Chadwick and I felt we should keep quite about Autumn. We can’t do anything about it. There for, why worry you?

“ Since when, were you, and Chadwick my boss?”

“Okay Mom,you win,I’ll tell you what I know.”

I said to myself,I can’t tell her everything. It’ll only make her,worry more,and mom doesn’t need that. Especially now at her age.

“When,Autumn ask me,if she and Tamara could come and stay with me for a while.I was surprised,but I told her,of-course.
Not long after that,she and Tamara came. Autumn told me, her and Jock were getting a divorce.
Because he lost all their savings,from playing the horses.
That meant,they were stone broke,and were in the process of losing everything,they both worked hard for.
She also told me that she had to go back to North Carolina and close her business up.
Autumn asked,if Tamara could stay with Ben and I for a while. My answer was yes.
Autumn gave me some money,to spend on Tamara, which I did.
Not long after she went back to Sorta,Autumn called me from jail. She said she went back to her house,and seen Jock in bed with another woman. Then she said,she must have lost it, because she found herself in jail.

“If it were me, I probably would have killed the bitch,then him.”said mom

“I think she tried, that’s why she was in jail.
When Autumn was in jail,she met a woman friend. Mattie was her name,after they both got out of jail. Autumn moved in with her,because she didn’t have any place to go.

“Later on Autumn got hook on drugs.”

“Oh My” Mom said.

“Do you want to hear any more?”I asked

“Of Course! Where is she now?”

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