By Mary Monroe
Annette Goode, who has lately reconciled with the daddy she by no means knew, reveals solace along with her early life sweetheart after a dismal mystery from her previous destroys her engagement and a good friend suddenly comes again into her lifestyles. Reprint.
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Now my old man, Freddie Lee, ain’t too fond of white folks. But even before me, all his other girls was high yellow. That confused me. And it confused our boys when Freddie Lee put ’em in a all-white school tellin’ ’em he thought they’d do better goin’ to school with white kids. ” At this point, Lillimae reached across the table and squeezed my hand. “You are so fortunate, Annette. People know what you are when they look at you and they treat you as such. ” “I’ve had my share of abuse because of the way I look, too,” I said thoughtfully.
He dragged what was left of it across the floor as I shooed him back out the door. CHAPTER 8 Long after Clyde the cat had disappeared from the kitchen, I stood in the doorway looking out into the night. Even with the back porch light on, I couldn’t see much. Green vines crawled up the sides of the porch walls. There wasn’t much of a backyard. But it had a clothesline, an old picnic table with three mismatched chairs, and what appeared to be an orange tree. In the yard of almost every one of the sorry shacks I had shared with Muh’Dear and Daddy during my childhood, we’d had an orange tree.
Annette, I can’t get over how fine you turned out. ” I listened with interest. “Daddy, do you have other family? Aunt Berniece said something about you having a brother somewhere. ” I thought that at this stage of my life, it was important for me to know as much as I could about my background. I wanted to have some answers for the questions I expected from the children I planned to have with Jerome. Daddy sighed and shook his head and then an unbearably sad smile crossed his face. “St. Louis was my only brother.