HE DROVE BY AGAIN FOR THE 3RD TIME... WATCHING THEM... OH MY GOD!
BY GLORIA FAYE BROWN BATES aka GRANNY GEE
Two young, very pretty teenage girls... walking down the street on the sidewalk in town. They were laughing, talking about boys, school, fun things to do. You know, the things young teenage girls talk about!
They noticed an old-timey car passing them... they knew the elderly man driving it. He lived beside one of the girls' aunt. They forgot him for the time-being. They were talking about something that had happened that past weekend.
Hey, Lela... there he goes again! The old-timey green car drove slowly past them again. It was a hunter green -colored car, the elderly man driving had on glasses. He was grinning at them with a 'dirty old-man smile'.
One of the girls, the one with a smile like sunshine... who was very mischievious ... decided 'if' he came back by... she was going to do something funny, so... she and her friend could laugh and talk about it for days to come.
She couldn't believe it! There he comes again! She told Lela to 'watch this'! She had on her navy blue hip-huggers with white polka dots... and a white blouse. She was very pretty... everyone said so! This was young Granny Gee! She was going to be 'mean' in a .... teenage way, she was fifteen.
She began exaggerating her walk, twisting her hips this way, that way. She was giggling as she did it... she looked back to see the old man grinning... as he drove slowly along...... oh my God!
She stopped abruptly... stood there in shock! Mr. Lippet had just ran into the light pole near the sidewalk! He was no longer smiling... his head had some blood on it. He looked angry! Why would he be angry, he shouldn't have come back three times to look at them!
She grabbed Lela's hand and pulled her along! Run, Lela, run! They ran until they could run no more. Did you see that?!!! Did you see him hit that pole? They both giggled until they had to sit on the stone wall that was close by. Strangely enough... neither girl thought about if the old man was hurt.
Young Granny Gee and Lela laughed about this in the weeks to come. When they saw Mr. Lippet later.... he turned his head. :))) They would walk on... giggling! Laughing, talking about boys, and fun things to do... they didn't have time to think about that 'dirty old man'. They just had time to talk about the things that young teenage girls do!
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