[gardeners] DeDe appeals to Preacher

Cousin DeDe (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sun, 5 Jul 1998 09:38:54 +0000

Dear Preacher,

Seeing it's The Lord's Day, I was hoping you'd say words.

Some of us been troubled over that sharecropper who's squatting in that
abandoned privy down the road from Edna's. Now I ain't got no objection to
a body taking up caretaking duties in a place that nobody's signed on to
keep dusted and all. I mean, somebody's got to do the dusting and carrying
out the trash and keeping the doors working and the hinges oiled and
jiggling the light switches when the power company lets the lines go dead.
But, dang it, Preacher, it seems like if a body gives sharecroppers a nod
as you pass along the road, they takes it into their heads that they can
make right personal conversation about you, your people, and, well, you
know what I mean. Preacher, I done tried to turn the other cheek, I done
tried to be forbearing like my mammy and daddy taught us. It's trying,
Preacher; it's trying. 

Pray for us Preacher, cause we surely do need it and you been to seminary.

DeDe, going out to sweep up after last night's celebration and then sow her
some cabbage and cauliflower seed for eating when Mama Nature relents and
Fall comes to visit.