Monday, February 24, 2014

Red-eyed Hellion!

Red-eyed Hellion!
By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee

Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee

I lose my temper... something I don't like to admit.  But, like I said... I'm not perfect.  I know you aren't either.  You will probably... well, I'm sure you'll say you have lost your temper, also.

It's not a good quality to be quick to anger.  I got it honestly.  I grew up in an environment where it was perfectly normal... to raise hell.  I grew up in Hell...  'I know all the ropes'...

All through the years, I've tried to harness in my temper.  I've done pretty good in controlling it... though, ever so often... I lose it.

I have a fiery temper... and when I lose it... I don't get over it easily.  I'm mad for a time... it takes time for me to cool down.  Most of the time, I don't raise my voice... I'm very quiet... almost 'too' quiet.

When I begin grinning, smiling sweetly... that's not a good thing.  I don't like to be ... 'that' mad.  I learned that from my mother... family as a child.  When they began smiling, grinning... I knew instinctively that 'it was time to get out of Dodge'.  :)))

Most of the time, when I get mad... Skip will say some just completely 'off the wall' thing... I will begin laughing, forgetting I was ever mad.

Skip says he's never seen another person in his life get mad like I do.  He describes it like this... "your eyes turn completely red like fire... I've never seen anyone do that in my life"!

I've seen only one person's eyes do that, myself.  When I lived with my Grandma Alma in Hell... when she got mad... oh, my!

Her eyes turned completely red... and I thought she was possessed by a demon.  When she wasn't mad... I would think it was my imagination!

I would think it is the reflection of the 'hell' in me.  No matter how good I am, try to be.  I was born with hell in me... I was raised to 'raise hell'.  You wouldn't believe it if you knew me... I live a very quiet life.  :))) But... I know how!

I don't find it fun to get angry... I don't feel good afterwards.  I avoid it at all costs... but, once in a while ... it will happen.

It's a wonder I'm not a complete 'Hell-raiser'; just the meanest person in the world.  A real bad-ass... I'm completely the opposite... but, I'm not nice if I get mad.

Honestly... I bet you aren't either.  Sometimes, we have to stand up... hold our ground... and sometimes... we get mad!

When I do get angry, Skip will stop what he's doing... look at me, laugh, say... "you red-eyed hellion"!
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1 comment:

  1. Remind me to never make you mad!! Ha! I do understand about you being raised in hell with tempers. I remember all the yelling that went on next door. You are right----you were raised in hell! Love, Ms. Nancy