Monday, March 06, 2006

Woman of Constant sorrow

This is my great aunt Annie when she was a teenager. The way she is holding those flowers it looks as if she has just been jilted. You heard in the movie Oh Brother, Where Art Thou the song “I’m a Man of Constant Sorrow”? Well, Annie was a woman of constant sorrow.

Her husband was a hard drinking alcoholic. Her only son was killed in WWII and her only daughter was a victim of polio causing her body to be all bent or warped all her life.

However, her son did marry before he went off to war and they had a son. I remember he was born in February 29, 1944, Leap Year. My father use to kid him about his age, like when he was 8, Daddy would jokingly tell him he was really only 2, because that is how many actual birthdays he had.

His mother remarried an heir to large food corporation. The last time he came to Marietta, to buried his grandmother Annie he was living in San Francisco. He didn’t remember me, although we played together almost daily for about 3 or 4 years.

Which brings up another point about humans. It seems people with newly acquired wealth have a tendency to forget from which they came.

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Blogger Christa said...

Money can erase a lot of things...however, sorrow is something that it will never take away. There will always be things you cannot buy...thank heavens.

5:39 AM  
Blogger ET said...

As the credit card commercial says, "Priceless!"
Isn't that ironic, a credit card company (I forgot which one) saying somethings are priceless that money can't buy?

6:16 AM  
Blogger Christa said...

An old friend of mine always stated that anything can be bought if you have enough money. Unfortunately that goes for most people and it's getting worse for each year.

6:44 AM  
Blogger ET said...

You are right, unfortunately. If you have the $$$$ you can get what or whom you want.

7:30 AM  
Blogger kenju said...

Ain't it the truth? A friend of mine was doing flowers once for a woman here in town who had the good fortune to marry well. She got real uppity after that. My friend said he knew her when she didn't have a pot to piss in, and she should quit acting like she was to the manner born.

8:55 AM  
Blogger ET said...

I don't know which is worse, pretend you have money and be a snob, or have money and be a snob.

9:39 AM  

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