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It is all here and not continued.
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Getting the Mail Out !!
sure you get all the correspondence out in tonight’s mail. We have several
deals that are depending on a quick response to their inquires about our
tonight is my night out and I don’t want to be late.”
suppose you better get busy then. If Logan
is finished with his work perhaps he will give you a hand.”
“Hey Logan, how about helping
me with this mailing.”
Jonesy tonight is my night out and I need to get going.”
friend you are, I have helped you when you needed help.”
Jonesy gotta go.”
going to take me an hour to get this stuff in the mail. I shouldn’t have taken
such a long lunch hour.
I don’t see
why this couldn’t wait until Monday or I could come in tomorrow even though it
is Saturday. It just takes longer when I’m stressed out like this. I better
call Mary and tell her I’m going straight to Charlie’s and won’t be home for
she answer the phone? Maybe I misdialed, I’ll try it again. Still no answer.
She is probably over to the neighbors. I’ll call her later for I have to get
this mailing out.”
later the mail was in the mail chute and on its way.
“Boy I must
have set a record getting that much mail out. It’s too late to go home so I’ll
head over to Charlie’s. I hope May has something left to eat. The guys scarf up
her food as fast as she can put it out.
there are no parking places so I will have to walk a block. At last I’m here.
C’mon May open the door for I’m starving.”
come on in,”May said.“All the guys are
here and have finished eating.”
“Say May I
hope you have something left for I haven’t eaten since lunch.”
saved you a plate so dig in.”
near as pretty as Mary but she is the best cook of all of our friends. I’m
always glad when we sit at her table for one of her fantastic meals.
She has the
shapeliest body of all the girls in our gang and Charlie has hinted that she
knows how to… well to keep her husband happy.
flirted with me a couple of times but I would never… er do anything. That is if
the opportunity ever arose. I don’t know why I let my mind go off like this for
she hasn’t ever gave me a reason to think these things. She has just teased me
like she does to all of the guys.
are sure not running my way tonight. Each time I bet someone has a better hand
and when I have a good hand I know will win everyone folds and all I get is the
thirty guys I have to go home. Besides you have won all my money.
As I left
May showed me to the door and when I said good night she moved closer and said
I could come over anytime.
walking to my car I wondered what she meant by that.
and I are getting too close with May and Charlie or perhaps it was nothing.
getting sleepy by the time I pulled up into the driveway so I left the car
outside. Because of the lateness of the
hour I figured I better get straight into bed.
the stairs as quietly, that is as the squeaky ones would allow and went into
the bath without turning the light on.
I had been
in there so many times I could navigate it with my eyes closed. I didn’t bother
to put my P J s on and slipped into bed.
All the time
I was thinking how mad she was going to be when she found out how much money
those guys took me for.
be able to go out to lunch for a month. I hated having to brown bag it with
either a cheese or peanut butter sandwich for lunch. Oh well I guess I had fun.
I knew Mary
would say something about me losing so I guess I might as well ‘fess up' about
it in the morning.
I dozed off
for an hour and had to get up because I drank too much beer while playing
cards. I relieved myself and came back to bed.
Most of the
time when I come back to bed Mary will wake up for she is a light sleeper. She
goes to bed each night as soon as she gets our baby Jenny to sleep for she
knows she will probably have to get up with her during the night.
Much of the
time she will reach over and touch me in a way to make me wish I came to bed
sooner but I like to stay up and watch the late news to see what going on. As I
lay down I reached over and couldn’t find her. This startled me for she was
always there. Why couldn’t I feel her?
I jumped up
and turned the light on and no Mary.
I ran into
Jenny’s room and no Jenny. What was going on?
We had a few
words this morning but no big deal. I
looked in the closet and the suitcase was gone. I checked her clothes and
couldn’t tell if things were gone or not. I was beside myself.
went to her mother’s place but I didn’t dare call her for she wasn’t my best
said Mary married below herself and should have done better. This is what she
always said to me when we talked.
start out nice but soon was into her memorized tirade.
Maybe I could
call her sister?Yes I’ll call her even
though it is the middle of the night.
ring, no one answers. Perhaps they both have gone somewhere. I’ll just have to
wait till the morning and then sort it out.
restless and couldn’t get into a deep sleep.
Then the dog
started to bark. He never barks. Once he gets in his box he’s there for the
rest of the night, some watch dog.
Then I heard
a noise down stairs. It sounded like a glass breaking. Someone was in the
house, perhaps with a gun. I jumped up and locked our bedroom door and pushed
the bed against it. I went to the closet and got my old bat and sat waiting for
dawn I dozed off and was waken about nine. Someone was pounding on the bedroom
door wanting in. Then I heard a voice shouting at me some not so kind things.
It was Mary.
I jumped up and shoved the bed back to the wall and unlocked the door.
and Jenny stood with a mad and quizzical look on her face. What in the world is
going on was the first words out of her mouth followed by words I don’t wish to
with, “I didn’t know I married a nut case.”
I was never
so glad to see someone. I tried to hold her but she kept shoving my arms away.
She was sure I had gone crazy and didn’t want me to touch her.
started to cry and was afraid of me also. I put my clothes on while she gave me
her mother’s treatment.
know she could do it so good, almost as well as her mom.
until noon and the finally shut up.
could then get a word in so I said let’s go to the chucky cheese for lunch and
Jenny jumped up and down. I took some money out of our piggy bank in the
kitchen cabinet and then I saw the broken glass the wind had blown off the
counter and the note on the table.
The note said,
“Jenny and I are spending the night at my sisters and going to a baby shower
for Julia. See you in the morning.”
foolish for spending the night the way I did. If only I had turned on the
light, I would have seen the note.
Oh well, we
had a fun afternoon and by evening things were almost normal.
will be the same as always for we have our own way of making up after we fight.