Umber (47.1 — Oleander’s Story)
July 31, 2012 § 2 Comments
Miss Benbow–Julie–had been married before , and had two children who were older than me. Luther was in 6th grade, and Lorraine was in 5th. They moved into a house just down the street from ours.
Mama was happy because Daddy had stopped gambling, and we had more money. He bought me a puppy for my 7th birthday. I named the puppy Silvertip, because he had a little silver tuft of hair on the end of his black tail.
Mama became an LPN, and worked at the hospital while I was at school.
Sometimes Mama would invite some of the rodeo people over for dinner.