10:20 p.m…..I just saw Beth’s foot. Her whole foot and ankle are just black and purple. It looks like it hurts so bad. And she assures us it does. She realized we should have taken some pictures….after she put the boot back on. She said it’s painful just to take a shower.
We have a cold front coming. In the panhandle, they have temps in the 30’s behind the front. Woohoo!
Mondays are usually the day I try to recuperate from the weekend, when I typically get very little sleep. I think it’s going to take me several Mondays this time.
I got an email a little while ago, from a family member. It surprised me because I had not heard from them in a while. My dad has a half sister from his dad’s first marriage. I have not seen her since 1977…and that’s the only time I’ve ever seen her. It’s a long story, but my grandmother did not want my grandfather to have anything to do with the kids from his first marriage. She was jealous.
Anyway, Matie Ruth is now living back in Pueblo, Colorado. She lived there for years, but last year moved to Washington to live with a son. It did not work out between her and the daughter-in-law. So she moved back to Pueblo with her youngest daughter and her husband, Joe.
Joe emailed and said Matie would like to come visit in the spring. They are traveling to Oklahoma to see a new grandbaby (Matie’s great-grand) after she is born in March, and would like to come down here to see all of us.
My dad’s brother and sister don’t want anything to do with Matie, and I could just bop them over the head. My jealous grandmother convinced them that Matie Ruth just wanted money out of us…..like we even have any. That’s just not the case at all. She wants to be a part of the family she was denied for so many years. It’s just sad.
Matie had a brother, Billy Mack, but he was beaten to death in a robbery in California several years back. I only met him once, too, back in 1977 when they came to visit.