Jean Alphin

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The Sister,That I Thought,I Knew (58)


The holiday is over,Tamara and Maxwell went back to their colleges. Everyone had such a good time,talking about all the good times,and some bad times. We also talked about Autumn,when things were normal with her.
Mom couldn’t comprehend,where she went wrong. She didn’t say much more,because Tamara was there. Mom said,”no more talk.” Because she didn’t want to ruin,Tamara’s great spirits.

It’s been three whole years,since that great Christmas. Maxwell and Mary Ann,got married, a year after that holiday. Tamara and Ned,got married last year. So far no babies,they have plenty of time ahead of themselves.

Nobody has heard from Autumn,it seems like she has disappeared, from the face of earth. I call the police every year,to see if they have heard anything from her. Every year,I get the same answer,

”I have your telephone number. If we get any new news,you will be the first to know”.

I just pray she is still with us. I’ll have to be patient,some day I hope to hear from her. I’ll just get on with my life,until then.

I started a new job,this week. My old place of employment, never reopened. I got a new job at Sears in the office. I’m working only two days a week,which is fine for me.
On my way home from work,it was raining hard. I’m glad that the temperature was above freezing,because the ride home would really be bad. This morning when I left for work,the ground was snow-covered. It must of snow some last night. Can’t complain,because it is the month of January,I’m sure we will have a lot more of this nasty stuff.

When I got home around 3:30, I made a meatloaf for diner. I made a big pot of Chicken noodle soup yesterday. Ben and I can have that for an appetizer tonight. It is such a bone warmer,on a night like this.

Ben came home around 5:30,and we sat down to eat.

“How did your day go Faith?

“Great Ben,I’m meeting a lot of new people,and they all seem very nice. Someone is always there to help me,if needed.”

“You’ll be okay,I’m sure of that. The drive home was bad,it started sleeting,and people were driving like idiots. Some are always in a hurry to go no-where.”

“I know Ben,when I left work earlier,it was raining hard. I thought,I might have to pull over,because I couldn’t see out of the windshield, very good. But it started to slow down a little bit, which made me happy.”

After we ate dinner,we both watched a little television,and then we went to bed. Because we both had to get up earlier,than we wanted to. Of course the month of January and February has surprises,from mother nature.

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The Sister,That I Thought,I Knew (14)


So Autumn,”How long are you planing to stay?”
“I don’t know!”
“Well you better figure it out fast,because we don’t have enough of room for you.”
I didn’t know how to answer that. I just said,”Okay”
The front door opened, and a girl walked in. She was about my height,little plump,with long dark hair,that she had in a pony tail.She was somewhere around my age.
She said,”Who are you?”
“I’m Autumn.”
Shirley said right away, “This is your step-sister Candy.
“I didn’t know I had a step-sister”sarcastically Candy said.
“Well you do now.”Her mother said.
“Autumn don’t even think about making my bedroom,yours.”Candy said
“Don’t worry about it Candy,she sleeping on the back porch. I think she is just here to take news back to her mom.She won’t be here long.”
“That’s not true Shirley,I came to live with my dad,because my mother is always picking on me.”
Shirley answered, “Autumn we’ll see about that.”
When dad came back home,I overheard Shirley telling dad.That I was trying to start trouble with the two kids.
When he came on the back porch,he said to me,”Why are you trying to start trouble with the two kids?”
“I’m not,I said,Shirley is lying.”
“The next time,she tells me,you are starting trouble. I’m getting the belt out.”
“I’m not,Dad. They don’t like me.”
“Don’t be a little child,you know better.”
The next three months was pretty bad. Shirley,was still at it. Telling dad,I was starting trouble again.He beat me with the belt several,times. They all got their laughs out of it.I called Chadwick once a month,and told him everything was going great here. I didn’t want him to come here and take me back home. Everything was great,outside of this house. They were nothing but a bunch of cruel people,inside.

SPRING


Today is the first day of spring,and you couldn’t ask for a better day. The temperature went up to 73 degrees.People were working in their yards, raking up the leaves and things, that old man winter left behind  They were probably blown their last month,when we had some very windy days.Talking about winter,I can’t remember the last time we had a fairy decent winter. Last year was horrible,it seemed once you got to the point of cleaning your snow off of the sidewalk. You would say to yourself not again,the snow did its thing once again. We can’t do anything about it because it was winter, and you can’t fool around with “Mother Nature”.

I  was off from work today,so I got up this morning a little later than I usually do. The  birds  were singing loudly out side they probably knew it was going to be nice. I was happy,because their was a lot of house work I had to do today. I open the windows up to let fresh air in,the air seems to get stale with the windows closed all winter.  The fresh air gave me the incentive to get moving.Because winter time makes me do less.

I finished what I had plan to do today,so before I  start dinner. I gave myself time to read some of my novel that I had started last night.Once I start reading it is hard to put the book down, especially if their is a lot of suspense. I had a hour to relax and read,but I better keep an eye on the clock.

It’s five o’clock so I better start dinner,my husband and son will both be coming in from work.

Where Did The Summer Go?


I haven’t posted in a while,I’ve been busy doing things,that I been wanting to do for a while. What I like to know is,where did the summer go? It seems like the kids just got out of school, and it is already time for them to go back.Some of the kids are going boo!,but a lot of them are happy because they were bored just 2 weeks after they went on school break.
This summer really has been crazy,it has been so hot and humid. The month of July was like August weather, many days were very hot and humid. You couldn’t plan anything outside,because of the weather. I like to know if August is going to be just as hot as July,or maybe we will have a early fall. It would be fine for me,because  I love Fall and Spring. It could be like that all year around. Forget winter,I just hate the bitter cold and the cold winds,not to mention,snow and ice.(yuck)
It is getting near vacation time for me.So I better get serious,and try and plan a mini vacation,to go somewhere for a few days. The problem is,nobody can decide where to go. Maybe we can all put our heads together and come up with a place that we all will enjoy.

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