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  • Memoirs of AGENT BLACK

    Sunday, Dec 7, 2008 5:34PM / Standard Entry / Members only
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    AGENT BLACK

     

    Oct 23 1945: Any time Momma was upset with me, she would say she went to the gates of heaven to ask the good lord to let me be born.  It was her way of instilling the fear of god into me at a young age.  Pop being a pastor and all didn’t help.  I guess then it was god that made me who I am.  Did he make a good man?  I’ve tried my best.  This is my story. 

     

    Momma would say Jackie Robinson was a thief.  He stole the sunshine the day I was born because all the folks in town were talking about him signing with the Dodgers instead of talking about me being born.  Momma wasn’t much of a baseball fan after that day.  But to us kids he gave us hope, a chance to dream, chance to get out of Midland, Texas.  I don’t hold any grudges towards Jackie.  On the contrary he gave me legitimacy every time I held that hickory bat.  All the white kids had the fear of Jackie in their eyes.  Momma didn’t like me playing too much ball.  I think she felt it was a waste of time and time was better spent learning a language or reading the good book.  Pops wasn’t much of a talker but he came to every game and cheered in his quiet way.  Smoking his Lucky’s and drinking Mommas home made lemon ice tea.  Come to think of it, I guess Momma did come to my ball games through her lemon ice tea.  Ball came pretty easy to me, it was a little too easy for me.  Bored me most of the time, except when we were losing.  Losing made me angry, rather be angry than bored and winning.  Pops didn’t stick around when we lost.  He drove off and never spoke about the game during supper.  That was the bad thing about losing, that walk home was pretty long. The latter makes pops sound like a cold man.  If you lost your leg fighting the Japanese in WWII I think you would have a reason to be a bit cold too.  The war made pops pretty angry.  He came back home with one leg and about 2 dollars in his pocket.  What was it for?  I don’t think most men that fight in wars know.  Patriotism?  It don’t mean much when you can’t get a job because you’re a cripple.  It’s probably why Pop’s became a preacher.  Otherwise he’d be a pissed off war vet with no purpose.  To this day I don’t think Pop’s even believed in God.  He believed more in the structure and rules.  These rules gave him a filter from his anger.  Pop’s followed many rules.  Some from church, some from the army, some he just made up.  They might have worked for him, but his rules made life dour and quiet for those around him.  Rest his soul, but that man was boring.  Momma on the other hand was the life of the party.  She lived without a care in the world.  She would say, “if I get hit by a bus and die today at least folks will miss me”. She made a joke out of every situation, good or bad.  Did she love to laugh; she had a smile on her face even when she slept.  I miss her a lot.  I miss her smile. I miss playing pretend with her.  I miss acting like French tourist at the A&P. Folks would look at us like we were crazy, walking through the isles talking bad French to each other.  I miss her smile.

     

     

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  • moonchild72
    posted on Monday, Dec 14, 2009 12:29PM [Report]
    @ Flagday ~

    he's rollin' in the dough he made getting killled by a ninja in NINJA ASSASSIN :D
  • Flagday
    posted on Saturday, Dec 12, 2009 8:27AM [Report]
    I don`t know what the hell Reimundo is talking about but.....what ever happened to this story?  And what ever happened to you?  Where are you?  I like your writing.
  • reimundo
    posted on Thursday, Dec 10, 2009 3:38AM [Report]
    hello    speking of the  haven  profibility
  • reimundo
    posted on Thursday, Dec 10, 2009 3:38AM [Report]
    hello    speking of the  haven  profibility
  • mellydurham
    Official artist 
    posted on Friday, Dec 12, 2008 3:13AM [Report]
    Good lead in, now I have to go read your second part!
  • cutee87
    posted on Wednesday, Dec 10, 2008 12:25PM [Report]
    wow, that is really good. Keep up the good work!
  • taneka27
    posted on Tuesday, Dec 9, 2008 5:50AM [Report]
    cool story
  • shanchen
    Official artist 
    posted on Tuesday, Dec 9, 2008 2:31AM [Report]
    nice!
  • rottendoubt
     
    posted on Monday, Dec 8, 2008 11:58PM [Report]
    is this your story?  or one your wrote?  either way ... it's cool!  keep them coming!!  =D
  • critterdee
    posted on Monday, Dec 8, 2008 1:23PM [Report]
    Great story!!  I look forward to the next episode.
    The 60's would be an interesting next step, yet another war to view the world through.
    It is interesting how a man who fought in WWII can have a son who fought in Korea, and a grandson who is now fighting in Iraq. It's a little sad how we can define our history time-line by wars.
    Ok I think I got slightly off subject.... My mom was a lot like this one.  The room lit up when she would enter.

    Glad to see you back. Hope things are well with you.  
    :::hugs:::  =)
  • MissScarlett
    posted on Monday, Dec 8, 2008 7:00AM [Report]
    oooooooo... I like your mom's way of thinking!
  • carmellarose
    posted on Monday, Dec 8, 2008 5:31AM [Report]
    Interesting, what is this? WWII is my favorite period of time in history....I think I'm reincarinated from that era :)
  • Jaine
    posted on Monday, Dec 8, 2008 2:29AM [Report]
    wow, did you write that

    very good!!  Like Flagday, I would like to know where it's going from here
  • Flagday
    posted on Monday, Dec 8, 2008 2:01AM [Report]
    That's a great opening.  I already know a lot about the kid/man from that intro.  Where's it going from here? Is it going to be set in the 40's, 50's, 60's?
  • skinph55
    posted on Sunday, Dec 7, 2008 9:34PM [Report]
    Cool!  Your pops is a preacher!  Give the shepherd a hand, will you.
  • DanielsGirl
    posted on Sunday, Dec 7, 2008 6:40PM [Report]
    keep them stories coming, you're a wonderful writer.... missed ya babe!
  • moonchild72
    posted on Sunday, Dec 7, 2008 5:43PM [Report]
    My grandad was in WWII .. battle of Iwo Jima .. injured twice T_T
    Sounds like your dad was a hecka strong, silent guy .. they're the cool ones .. your mom sounds like a real gentle lady, making sure your dad had the tea to take with him to the games :)
  • pokedpenguin19
    posted on Sunday, Dec 7, 2008 5:37PM [Report]
    Aww you momma seemed like an amazing person. Im glad she actually went to your ball games with the tea. i think it was her way of smiling while you were playing. And pops, i guess he did his best too. Thanks for blogging Sung :D Its good to hear from you.

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