Category Archives: That’s Life!
Posted on June 21, 2006by gramatrudy Only Those Who Obey By Trudy A. Martinez The Bakersfield Californian reports (In 1994) that INS wants the news of deporting illegal Chinese immigrants kept quiet so mass crowds will not gather. Am … Continue reading
Posted on May 15, 2006by gramatrudy I Thought I Was Old! Taking an aerobic swim class can be fun. I thought I am too old. I am sixty-five (or I was when I wrote this; I am now seventy-three). … Continue reading
Babies Bring Families Together After the birth of his son, George Richard, Terry grows up some. He takes notice of his responsibility. He rents a larger apartment at street level. He surprises Nellie with the news; she is … Continue reading
Tales of Mom 12.
Nellie and Terry Move to Los Angeles The Judge gives Nellie his card. “Nellie,” he says, “Your husband doesn’t deserve a woman like you. I mean it. I want you to call me day or night if need … Continue reading
The Good News and the Bad News Peg meets Don outside when he gets off work. She tells him what is transpiring. And she tells him, “Nellie is pregnant with her first baby.” Instead of allowing her to finish her … Continue reading
In Search of Terry Peg, Terry’s sister, is younger than Nellie. But she is mature. She’s been married twice. The first marriage lasts all of two weeks until she deserts him after finding out he wants to keep … Continue reading
The Farm, the Chores, and Ma When the rooster crows: “Cock-kea-doodle-do Cock-kea-doodle-do”. It is time to get up; it is time to dress; it is time for work. On the farm, the rooster is the alarm clock; it … Continue reading
Nellie Plans to Leave Tales of Mom 9 Nellie Plans to Leave The depression deepens, leaving Nellie wondering about Terry. “Pa, I got to finds ‘em,” she says. “It be two years since I sees ‘em.” The few years … Continue reading