I was born on 01/14/69 to the late and had a Idessa Butler and Willie Butler- 96 years old. I was born at 6:35 am on the 14th. I am the seventh child born to this union. I am also the baby of this union. My mother died in 1982. She had a stroke. She was in labor (childbirth). During those day's there wasn't many doctors and if there was a doctor, he was miles away. Transportation was by wagon or car that had a crank. You know crank up the car more. Medical care was not given in time as a result my mother died. I never saw a picture of my mom. In those days the family photos were usually kept in a bible. Well the houses burned down the picture was in the bible it burned up. Although I never say my mom, I do have strong memories of her. Every chance I get, I ask people about her. They said she was a beautiful black woman, kind and loving. The night before she died she washed all of our clothes, gathered a lot of food, prayed over each child individually and instructed my father to take good care of her children and gave up the ghost, died 1978. I was named after my grandmother Mary Eubanks. My grandmother asked my dad if she could raise me and dad consented. I lived with my grandmother from 9 months 'til I was thirteen years old, because she was getting older, I was getting older where I needed more attention when I was fourteen I went to live with my father and step mother who lived in the city McComb, Mississippi. I am the first of my immediate family to finish high school. I attended Amite County grammar school for eight years. I used to walk on the dirt road through the pastures and fields for three miles each way. I never had any one to help me with my lesson, but I never failed a class. Thank God. My life with my grandmother was good, however she had her younger children there, my Uncle Charlie and Uncle Bud. She was so busy raising her kids and all the other kids and grandkids until she couldn't keep watch over us. My uncles Charlie and Bud would rape me and then tell me if you tell I am going to beat you up. So, I didn't tell. I was too afraid. I was so uncomfortable from the men you know there were grown and I was a little girl. Sometime I was too sore to play. My grandmother would say, "Honey, what's wrong?" Of course, I didn't tell her because I was afraid to tell. I was very lonely and afraid. I also had a "mean old grandfather". They were sharecroppers who farmed from March to October. They never made any clear money. After each season Mr. Son McCurrun would say, "You didn't clear any money". So we worked again, again and again no profit. My grandfather Jim Eubanks would get drunk every weekend. He was so mean to my grandmother. He would get drunk and come home and threaten to kill us. My grandmother would get all of us out of bed and we would to hide in the woods. I wasn't as afraid of him as I was the darkness and the snakes! It always amazed me that my grandmother would accept that kind of treatment. However after having my own family, I can understand that back in those days, there wasn't an alternative. We made it through each farm season. I couldn't understand either, how one could work over and over again year after year and not clear any profit. I was young, but I wasn't dumb. In those days, you dare not speak your mind, you wouldn't know if you'd get a hand slap across your mouth or a belting on your naked behind. Memories of my sisters and brothers Sometimes, I would go to visit my other sister's and brothers who lived about ten miles west of me, my one sister L.V. who is three and a half years older that me, was always jealous of me. She would fool me to come home. Honey I have a doll, some new clothes etc. When I would get a long way from my grandmother and visit my siblings they didn't have anything. My sister would fool me and when I would get there it was another trick. She played that trick over and over again. She's still playing the same old games. She's 64 years old. L.V. have always been jealous of me. She still is today. She seems to always find some way to hurt me. Once she confessed to me about her jealousy, she got pregnant at fourteen, got married at fifteen. She had six children by the time she was 20. On the other hand, I was very popular in high school and she wanted to be like me. She explained this to me and she asked me to forgive her. I did. I said to myself this is final, all over, but it was only temporary. It's worst now. In fact, she is vicious, angry, mad, mean, and it's scary. I am actually afraid to be alone with her because she has so much anger and bitterness and forgiveness. When I point out these things to her she gets violent so I had to pray forgive her and stay away from her hoping she'll come to herself before it's too late. My oldest sister Essie Lee is 71 years old. I stayed (lived) with her for two years, my sophomore through graduation. She was as nice to me as she knew how to be. She was a widow. Her husband got killed in World War II. She drank a lot, but when she was sober she was like a mother. I learned from her mistake. I promised myself that I would never drink. My oldest brother Jimmy Lee is 68 years old. He is my big brother. He and his wife have seven children. Jimmy Lee is quite a guy. He had his home build from the ground 30 years ago. We didn't think he had a dime because he always played broke, but he did. He said he would spend fifty cents and save fifty cents. That's how he was able to build a new brick home. He lives in McComb, Ms. My sister Idessa Coleman died in 1979. She had lung cancer. She was a jewel, kind, sweet. She had four children. She was one of the first people's to help integrate the schools in Mississippi. She was also one of the first blacks to work in a factory in Mississippi. Her boss liked her so much that when she died; he hired her oldest son to replace her. He's still there as a supervisor.
What a boss! Hey there man!
I shall make the others aware of your arrival tomorrow!
I'm tired since it's very late lol.
What is this place?
17th February 2007
Like a boss! :D Welcome to the forum.