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With Josie (the
mission worker) and the girls settled I asked Linda what the next step was
going to be.
wrinkled her nose and said, “Well, I suspect Mason needs to meet his offspring
in the mean time I… er I mean, We will introduce them to their other relatives.
with the grandparents. “I think we should clue them in on what is about to take
place for I don’t believe having a face to face without warning would be fair
that we should talk to them but she wanted me to do the explaining.
After I said
I would we went to the Wynn’s wing of the house and after concluding the
necessary niceties I said, “You are aware that Mason made several trips to Africa aren’t you?”
answered and said, “Yes, we have a lot of art work he sent from different parts
of the continent.”
I said, “Because
of some of his indiscretions it has come to our attention that he sired two
children and they have now came seeking their father. I have checked the DNA of
both the children and Mason and there is no doubt they are his offspring and
We have met
with them and found them to be fine young ladies the ages of thirteen and
fourteen. They have been well educated as far as it has gone. They are courteous
and well-spoken. Linda and I are quite impressed with them.We want you to meet them as soon as they
adjust to the difference in the two countries.
also a lady who has had the responsibility of raising them and is now being
tended to in a clinic. She is coming
along quite nicely.
to leave the girls with the family; that is their father if possible. After which she will be returning to her
stated that if they are not wanted by the family she will take them with her
although with her limited income it will be difficult.”
grandparents sat there with their mouth open.
I went on
and said, “You realize that Africa is
primarily a black nation and the mothers of the children are also black women.
only know Josie the nurse, who is white as their mother and they have never
seen their real mothers.”
sometime before the Wynn’s said anything. Finally Mr Wynn said, “We need a
while to digest all of this,” and went to their bed room.
I told Linda,
“I must say, that went well.”
She said, ‘They
will be okay as soon as they get over the shock of being grandparents of two
continued, “I have asked everybody except Mason and his wife to meet with us
tonight and I will break the news to them. Meanwhile I’m going to see my new nieces and
you better tell Charlie alone with just the two of you.”
I said, “Okay,”
and went to work.
When I got
there Charlie said, “I’ve been looking for you. You’re late this morning, no
trouble I hope.”
I said, ‘No
not exactly,” and proceeded to tell him the whole story.
batting an eye he said, “We need to go over these new contracts and get them
signed before the day is out if possible.”
finished the work for today Charlie asked; “Have you seen these children?”
I said “Yes,
Linda has spent most of the day with them. Our children are looking forward to
meeting them as soon as possible.”
I said, “She
will very soon for Linda is meeting with the family in a short time. Linda
wanted me to tell you privately in case you had any suggestions before we
proceed with the announcement.”
He said, “No
I think you are handling it very well although I would like to meet Nurse Josie
for she sounds like a dedicated person and they are rare these days.”
I said, “That
can be arranged very soon.”
When Can we See the Girls?
family assembled Linda proceeded to tell the story to them and I thought they
took it very well considering.
wanted to know when they could see the girls and Linda said, “As soon as you
are ready I will bring them here for a meeting.”
continued, “I know you will need time to adjust to a new line of thinking for I
will not have the girls feeling they are inferior to us.
I believe our children
will accept them quicker than the adults can. Whether expected or not they are our flesh and
blood and we need to accept them as such.
I would like
to have our meeting before Mason and Elsa return thus eliminating one problem.”
wanted to know when it would be and Linda said, “Mason will be back in a week
so shall we say four days.”
so we set it up. Linda said we need to get their rooms ready. If father agrees
we will put them in his wing.
I said, “I
wish they had names that were more American like Lucy and Martha for it would
be one less thing setting them apart from their new home folks.”
there will be no changes unless they want them. They did mention this to me and
said people think our names sound like baby names especially Baba. So we will
see as days go by.
The day of the
meeting Linda went and picked up Josie and the girls and brought them to the
recovering quickly with the care she was getting. When we arrived, the family
welcomed the girls, and were very kind to them although a bit curious.
quite as black as they expected.
wanted to show them their rooms that were near to him and their
intrigued with Josie and her dedication to the mission all those years. He
spent most of the evening talking to her. The evening went well and everyone
found the girls to be exceptional under the conditions they found themselves.
agreed the girls would move in the next day and Josie would leave the following
day. Linda had convinced Josie that the girls were in good hands and she need
She told Josie
as soon as she was settled in at home she would have the girls call her and
keep her up to date about what was going on.
wanted to bring in a tutor to help get the girls adjusted before sending them
to school and Linda agreed to that suggestion.
hurdle was to happen in two days. Elsa
was due back before Mason. Linda preferred to speak to both at the same time
but it was obvious that wasn’t going to happen.
Elsa was shocked
decided to take on this task so she took Elsa out for lunch and explained
As you might realize, Elsa
was in shock. She said, “You mean I’m the step-mom to two black teenagers!”
“Yes, that’s about it.” She went on and explained
that the family had decided to take the responsibility for them as a whole and
not just one person.
to meet the girls as soon as possible and Barbra said as soon as we get home
and they are through with their studies.
at the girls, first one, and then the other. She then gave each a big hug and a
kiss on the cheek. She then said, “I’m your new momma.”
looked at each other and then both hugged her for some time.
‘Your dad will be home a little later and will be glad to see you.”
Elsa had got
Mason on the phone and explained everything to him and he didn’t know if he
should come home or not. After Elsa gave
him a stern talking to he quickly got that thought out of his head.
arrived home he went to his room and tried to prepare himself for what was
and got him and took him to the room where the girls were. When he saw them his eyes began to water and
the three of them had a wet greeting without much being said.
in her boy and said this is your brother Mason Jr you can call him Mackie.
wanted to hold him but he wasn’t ready for that. Later he wanted to touch their skin to see if
the color would come off.
Linda said, “It looks like all went well and it will be interesting to see what
the future holds for The House of Lancaster.”