The Old Man on August 3rd, 2013
I had to go to the pharmacy to get my prescription filled knowing I would have to wait thirty minutes or more as usually. Standing at the counter one of the staff workers walked up and I said, hi Bob how are you doing? He looked at me with a smile and said my name is not Bob, I started laughing and pointed to his badge, his face turned a little red and he quickly turned the badge around. One of the other staff workers started laughing and said it happens all the time. By now all the employees were checking their badges and laughing it was hilarious for a minute. I handed him one of my cards and asked for my prescription he looked at the card and said I will have your prescription ready in one minute. As I went to sit down I was thinking to myself, in a million years. To my surprise he called my name out loud, less than one minute Mr. Glisson with a smile on his face. We started laughing and had ever one involved. It was hilarious, seeing every one laughing. It’s good to know you can still have a good laugh when you are spending your money.
The Old Man on May 12th, 2013
Well its time I found out more about the arrowhead I found in the forest. So I made a few phone calls and a friend of mind gave me a name of some who may be able to help me. The person I called said come on over and he would take a look at it. Arriving at his home and to my amazement the old gentleman was and Indian. He invited me in. I asked him if he was Cherokee Indian and he said “yes” I. told him I was part Cherokee Indian.
He asked if I would like a cup of coffee, I replied “that would be nice”. He asked me to come on in to his sitting room and have a seat. He said “let me have a look at the arrowhead you found”. While he was looking at the arrow head I was looking around the room; it was decorated with all kinds of beautiful Indian relics. He asked me “where did you, find this arrowhead?” and I told him in the middle of a forest in Carolina. I gave him the exact location of the area. He sat calmly for a few minutes and then said it looks like a Cherokee arrowhead. “My mother and Father left the tribe many years ago and went to a forest in the same location you described, and lived there for about four years”. We both sat silently for a few minutes. I was wondering if this could be in the same place that his Father and Mother moved to. The old Indian looked up at me with a smile and asked “are you thinking the same thing I am”? I replied “I think so”. He said “maybe this arrowhead belonged to my Father”. But I guess we will never know for sure, but it is something to think about! It would bring back some good memories of his Mother and Father.
I told Him I enjoyed the meeting with him, and thanked him for the good coffee. We shook hands and I thanked him for all the information.
The Old Man on March 23rd, 2013
A buddy and I decided to double date and take our girl friends to a drive in movie. Our girl friends had moved from Adel GA., to Valdosta Ga., which was twenty-one miles away as the crow flies. We dressed up in our cool outfits and headed south to pick up the girls.
We had worked all week in the tomato field and now that we had a pocket full of money it was time to spend some of it on our beautiful girl friends. Friday night was always a good time to go to the movies. After picking up the Girls, we headed on down the road to the drive in. We went to the concession stand and bought the good things like, pop corn and coca cola. As you all know, no movie is good unless you have those two things to munch on. The movie is better and the concessions are always lip licking good!
About half way through the movie I had this weird feeling come over me. My Mom was pregnant with my youngest sister who we named after birth “Johnnie Lou Glisson”. My mom had been having a lot of problems during her pregnancy. My Dad was working out of town at the time. My two Sisters were at home, but they were too young to help her.
As I sat there watching the movie I kept on having this feeling I should go home. I told my buddy and my girl friend that I had to go home because I was worried about my mother. They said “ok”. So we left early and took the girls home.
Arriving at home I asked my buddy if he would wait a few minutes while I went inside to see if my Mother was ok. Mom was awake. I said “Mom are you ok?”, she said “I am fine son”. She asked me why I was home so early. “Well, Mom I heard a voice that said go home and check on your mom!”.
“Son you are a sweet Boy”.
“Like Mother like Son”!
When you have a minute always call your Mom.