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Mamie and I went to dinner at my folks place and I must
admit Chen is still the best cook around. At times Mai tries to get him to
change his method of cooking but on this issue he stands tall. For the most
part she rules the roost but not on this.
Their little girl Cherri Leng is growing up like the rest of
the kids on our ranches and just looking at his wife Mai, I think she is going
to present Chen with another child rather soon.
I could ask Mamie for she keeps up on the woman stuff but I
guess I’ll wait and see. While eating I was looking at Sarah my mom and it
struck me that she was still a young woman.
Another thing I noticed was she and Mamie was talking about
something more intently than usual. I wanted to ask about their conversation
but I knew what the answer would be; “it is just woman stuff.”That always shut me up but wasn’t a very
After some time they nodded in agreement and mom said we
have an announcement to make.
Guess What ?
I are both with child. I dropped my fork at that news and Les turned a bit
I could see Les was having a lot of thoughts but after
consideration he never expressed what he was thinking.
I was too limp to think and just sat there stunned.
Of course we had been married for four years but I couldn’t
get a handle on this news. My sister Missy
was sixteen and James about fourteen with Caroline being somewhere around nine.
Now there was no reason for Mamie not to have our first child but this would be
number five for mom.
Les said it‘d better be a boy for these girls attract too
much attention which caused Missy and Caroline to smile.
I had to agree with dad but it was out of my hands so it
became a case of “whatever.”
Missy wanted to be right in the middle of the conversation
for she was once again feeling womanly.
Les had hired the school teacher Rene’e who wanted Missy to
go to a girl’s finishing school but Les was a bit hesitant to let her out of
her mother’s sight.
With the new baby coming he finally relented and allowed her
teacher to enroll her in a Boston
school. None of us were sure where Boston was just that it
was east of us.
Les wanted Rene’e to go with her and get her settled in
before the school year started. Jim took
both of them to the station and saw them off. Two weeks later Rene’e returned
and said everything was set and that they should start getting letters from
Missy very soon.
Writes from school
It was hard waiting for the first letter but it finally
arrived telling them about the first few days which had been somewhat an
She said, “At first I could hardly understand them even
though they were supposed to be speaking English. They told me they had the
same problem with the way I talk.
I soon caught on and now I can understand most of what the
teacher is saying. Everything is so proper here. It is far different from the
girl’s school I had been attending. It is a good thing that Rene’e helped me
before she left for I would have really stood out as being uncouth.
My roommate is different from anyone I have ever met for she
will hardly talk to me. Back home we have some shy people but this gal is worse
than any I know back there. She studies a great deal but her grades aren’t that
good for some reason. Since my grades are very good I told her I would help her
if she wished but she didn’t accept my offer.
Many of the girls now know Linda is my roommate and act as
if I’m as dumb as she appears to be. I
have had to straighten a few of them out on that line of thinking. Some of them act as if they are tough but I
figure they would be easier to handle than roping a calf and branding it which
I have done. I will let you know if I’ve had to whip one of them.
There is another side to this story and that is some of them
are sneaky and demean you behind your back. A couple of the meanest girls did
some dirt to Linda (they call her Looney Linda).
I won’t go into detail but it had to do with dog poop and
her drawers. I found out who did it and told Linda. She really got mad and
while she didn’t say anything she was fuming.
Later I saw Linda in the general store buying some nasty
glue. You could smell it over a block away. Anyway the girls that did Linda
dirty found their shoes with glue in them and the clothes covered with glue
along with much of their room.
This brought out a lot of laughing at the guilty parties for
they had been bragging about what they had done to Linda.
The news that someone had gotten even with those girls amused
the whole campus for they had pulled stuff on many of the other girls.”
and the tough gal
One of the girls was known as the tough gal on campus. Later
that afternoon she braced Linda and wanted to fight with her. It looked to
everyone like Linda was going to get a whipping but she said maybe you got the
wrong girl. That deterred her for a minute.
Then I said you look like you
want to get whipped. This caused her to backup and rethink the situation.
I told her that I have whipped bigger and tougher gals than
you so if a fight is the only thing that will satisfy you - - then I’m here to make
She looked at Linda and said that she would get her later.
That was the last we have heard about the whole incident so
Linda said I guess it’s time for me to quit fooling around
and start getting my grades up. She went on to explain about her mother bragged
on her sister about the fact she got top grades to everyone so she decided to
get poor grades on purpose.
She didn’t want to be put on display like her sister.
I told her I didn’t understand how anyone could study as
much as she did and still get the poor grades she did so I’m glad she explained
From that time on she got straight A/s and since we studied
together my grades are almost as good as hers.
She began to talk to the girls and make friends with them.
She started attending the dances at the boy’s academy with me and has become
The transformation of Linda was amazing. She is a very good
actress for she had me and everyone fooled into thinking she was a dumb
backward young lady.
coming home for the summer
Missy wrote Sarah her mom that Linda had invited her to stay
with her and her folks for the summer and take some classes on debating.
Sarah wrote back and said, “You are good at arguing and if
you learn how to do it right maybe you will get good at it.”
Missy thought that sounds like mom and I’m going to miss her
and the ranch but if I went home I would miss out on something I’m really fascinated
Missy wrote back, “Linda and I are planning on teaming up
and see how we stack up against the men at other schools.
Perhaps I will be able to hook up with James when he enrolls
in the military school this coming year.”