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Friday, May 1, 2009

Sad News

Remember I spoke about mama Mary one of John's renters a few days ago? Today we went to collect rent. We thought it odd there were several women sitting under the bit oak tree in front with mama Mary. We could see several men sitting at the picnic table in the back yard. Odd time to have visitors out side in the hot of the day. I waited in the truck and I could see mama Mary put her hands over her face when John walked up to her. I thought she was teasing him and saying she didn't have the money. She likes to do that often. Once she patted her face and said she spent the money on make-up. After I realized this was no joke and she was crying I got out and went over to find out her husband ( she calls him her honey) had died last night. He had a stroke a few weeks ago but seemed to be doing fairly good walking with a cane. He was quiet but that was pretty standard for him. We visited a while and let her talk but John didn't mention rent of course. She said she wants to stay there. There is a sad part to that because that large duplex could be her's by now paid off free and clear if they had thought clearly years ago. She and her husband and one son and his family bought that duplex from John with John holding the note. Parents living on one side and son and family living on the other. They all had a falling out (the way we say argument down here) and the son and family moved out leaving the parents to make the full payment. John tried to get them rent out son's side to make the payment but no they would not. They wanted John to take the duplex back and they rent from him and he rent the other side out. That is the way it has been for years. We plan to go to the rosary and take some flowers. We'll need to visit her from time to time and sit under the big oak tree with her.

17 comments:

Sugar said...

my sympathy & prayers for her. hope she does well. maybe son & family will come back into her life now, but wouldn't count on it.
have a good wkend.
huggies...

Martha said...

Sorry to hear the sad news Paula :-(

jack69 said...

It is such a sad time.
Amazing, that some folk cannot own, they must rent. I certainly hope things work out for her so she can stay.
A very caring entry.
Yeah we know what a 'falling out' is. Where did you learn this Southern talk? LOL
Jack & Sherry ( we will be thinking about Mama)

Carlene Noggle said...

I WONDER IF THE POOR SOUL HAD LIFE INSURANCE? Just thinking of how much it coast me to bury Danny...God bless her heart I know the pain she is feeling....
love,
carlene

Shirl 72 said...

How sad hope she will be able to make it on
her own. Just to be left alone is not easy.
Hope her son has a change of heart and helps
her. We will send up prayers for Mama.

Shirl

madcobug said...

My prayers go out to her. Helen

Lisa said...

Oh that is a terribly sad story. I will say prayers for her!!!!!
Lisa in KY

Ora said...

Hi Paula...I just don't understand children being nasty to their parents...guess they are not as "grown up" as we or they thought??? anyway...sure hope the lady does ok..being alone and all...hope she has other family and/or friends who come by and check up on her...you and John are good landlords to be so considerate...and your "cow" stories are so funny...specially to this "city" girl LOLOL...take care...hugs...Ora ps...thanks for all the sweet comments on my blog...!!!

garnett109 said...

our prayers are with her

Tabby said...

Oh Paula

That is indeed sad news. My sympathy and prayers go out to her. That was nice of John not to mention the rent and for you to spend time with her. It really is sad her son did that to her.

Jennifer said...

Oh, that's so sad. My prayers go out to her. We call it falling out around here, too.

Sheila said...

I am so sorry to hear that about Mama Mary. I hope she has plenty of family and friends to look in on her. I'll keep her in my prayers, Sheila

Janie said...

Awww that is so sad. Sorry to hear that. Will keep everyone in my prayers. Janie

Celeste said...

So sorry about mama Mary

Glenn E said...

Hi Paula...Sorry to hear about the sad new.

Lynne said...

So sorry to hear this news, and sadder she had a falling out with her son. I hope that is repaired, before her husband died? What a sad legacy.

Lisa said...

That is so sad, Bless her heart.