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Some things come back to haunt you!

Saturday, January 05, 2013

My mom and dad split when I was 12.Mom being the ever loving,vigilant mom she was asked me to be a big girl.Stay here and take care of dad she crooned.When I get us a place I'll send for you.Of course she WAS taking my 2 cute younger sisters with her and that's all I saw at the moment.The both of them were making faces at me like na na na boo boo!The 12 year old child side couldnt see past the red hot pain and rage to even say good bye!I was sick with grief the next weeks and so Dad decided to drop into a yard sale one day.Look Sus!I got ya some boots!!they were authentic red Roy Rogers cowboy boots.I let him scoot the boots onto my feet.Stand up he laughed they look great on ya!Oh brother I thought,He dont have a clue!Dad I whined girls dont wear boots like these.Im about to be a teen age girl!Its okay honey just make your old dad happy and wear them.So Every chance he got in the next weeks,he made me wear those shiny red boots.I despised them and tried to "lose"them in every way possible.One day I was helping him with burning brush around my grandpop's farm.I hatched what I thought was a brilliant plan to rid myself of those awful boots.I ran and de-booted myself,threw them in the brush and ran to the truck.Dad hollered FLASHFIRE!!which meant that when the fire got started,it went very fast down the piles of trees.I looked up to see dad carrying a smoking pair of boots.Hey!he yelled,you must have dropped your boots!I saw them and grabbed them before they caught fire!I couldnt do anything but look perplexed..He started laughing so loud he scared the dogs off.When we cleaned up the gas cans and got in the truck he grinned at me and said"we will stop at the shoe store when we get in town"You deserve some new shoes.I grinned back and Knew I was figured out.It goes to show that you can burn boots but they can come back to haunt you! emoticon SUSAN
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    Oh, that boot story was really wonderful! And I am glad you and your mom reconnected. But the image of the smoking boots is priceless!
    1964 days ago
    Yes sugarsmom2 I forgave her and loved her deeply until she died.It was a struggle but eventually we did mend our fences.She felt it was completely normal to leave me with dad.He was never the same again and died a year and a half after she did.He told my brother he couldnt live any longer,he was going to be with mom and was gone.I hope they are together in heaven.
    1964 days ago
    I smiled as I pictured your Dad carrying the charred boots.
    1964 days ago
    how cute . when we are young things are never what are minds think they are but we do know fashion . You dad learned a lesson that you cannot force a young lady to wear a thing that they do not like . did you ever forgive your mom . ??
    1964 days ago
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