My grandmother McCammon was my mother’s mother.
‘When I was about age ten or so my grandfather died and she came to live with us. She was an important part of our family and my growing up days. She said some classic lines that still to this day I remember. In a little four room shot gun house (some of you know what that means) we generally left via the back door. Often she would be standing at the kitchen sink near that door doing the dishes when I would leave. Her words to me:
“You be as good as I think you are.”
Below is something she said one Saturday night. We all were in the car, me and her in the back seat, and leaving the courthouse square in Sullivan, Indiana. One side of the square was filled pretty much with bars, as the song says– “dim lights and loud loud music”…as we drove by something was said about one of those places having a “bouncer.” This was her evaluation regarding the matter.
“Any place that has a guy standing at the door (a bouncer) whose job it is to throw people out, probably might be best that one does not go in.” Grandma McCammon)
Recently I was sitting in one of them places (no not in Sullivan) my grandma would have questioned. I was having a sandwich with the guy who is the bouncer ….he and I have become friends. My grandma’s words…well they did come back to me.
October 2, 2014