Thursday, August 9, 2012

I Heard Myself Crying...

I Heard Myself Crying...

Written by Gloria Faye Brown Bates/ aka Granny Gee

This morning I was very upset, crying because on my answering machine I was listening to a message ... I was hearing the voices of my cousin Linda Lou... and the voice of a friend named Kennie.

What they were saying was awful... I stood there listening, I began to cry.  I called Skip to 'please, please come here' to listen to what they were saying.

It wasn't nice at all... Linda Lou began the conversation and I could tell she was very disappointed in me... why?

Then, Kennie began to talk and this is what he said "Gloria, just tell us about it.  I saw you in the rest area ... you were trying to sell sex there."

As I stood there, I was thinking how was I doing that when it's been some time since I've been in a rest area (not selling sex, either!) on the interstate.  I just began to cry... do you know 'why'?

Because I was thinking sometimes people will think what they want, it doesn't matter if you are innocent or .... not.

My cousin lives in Oregon... how could she know it's not true.  Kennie, our friend, lives in North Carolina.... he drives a truck and frequents rest areas on a regular basis... 'if he saw me, that means it must have been me'... right?

I heard Skip's voice asking me "are you alright, are you alright?"  I was crying and trying to speak to him at the same time.  I opened my eyes, I heard myself... crying.

Thank-God... it was just a bad dream.

1 comment:

  1. Here's Ms Nancy's comment:

    Oh Gloria--what a terrible dream!!!! I am glad it was only a dream! I just couldn't imagine while I was reading why in the world would anyone think you were selling sex???? I know you would never do that. I was about to start getting upset! It is sad that you had such a dream but it is also a good thing because hopefully that means no one actually thought you were selling yourself.