By Michael Morris
Erma Lee is at the run . . . working from an abusive husband . . . working from a mom who does not care -- by no means cared. working from a soul-numbing manufacturing unit activity that has held her down her complete existence ... Erma Lee and her granddaughter, Cher, flee to town of Wiregrass, Alabama, to flee the earlier and begin over -- or so Erma Lee thinks. Erma Lee types an not likely friendship with leave out Claudia, an aged socialite who's hiding a couple of information about her personal earlier. lifestyles in Wiregrass is diversified for Erma Lee and Cher, for right here they locate mercy and promise -- until eventually, that's, the day Cher's convict father arrives on the town, forcing all 3 ladies to come back to phrases with buried secrets and techniques.
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I was so shocked at Kasi’s announcement of unexpected company that I forgot to be nervous about being late for work. A Place Called Wiregrass 49 • • • By the time I had mixed up the potato-burger loaf, I went from being worried to angry. What did Kasi mean that Cher’s daddy was coming to visit? How dare Bozo plan to come down here and pay a visit to Cher? He had only talked to her three times since we had moved here. And only then to ﬁnd out what I’d been up to. But then again, was Cher really telling the truth?
An old man in a long blue car pointed his ﬁnger at me and shook his head. “Yeah, Buddy,” I screamed with raised hands. What did he think, I had planned all this to slow him down? Cher slumped down to the ﬂoorboard and refused to lift her head above the door for fear she might be recognized. I laughed at her and threatened to put a sign on the car the next day saying I was her chauffeur and that she hired me to drive her around. “Nuh-uh,” she said while shaking her long brown hair. Even she laughed at that one.
I reckon it was reﬂex that made me throw those pennies as hard as I could at his baggy eyes. It was the ﬁrst time anybody ever slapped me on my face. “Poor Mama was so weak with anemia from having the baby that I thought it best not to talk about such things with her. I could ﬁght him off, I decided that night with the covers 32 michae l morris pulled tight over my sweaty head. The next morning over his runny eggs, I looked him dead in the eye and told him if he ever tried to touch me again, he’d be sorry.