Paying For It
Tomi Jean Cleveland is a regular reader of this blog. I’ve known her since kindergarten. She has the dubious fortune of living in the same town as my father. Yesterday, she sent me this transcript of an encounter with Roy.
Mr. Roy: Hey, come ere, I gotta talk to ya!
Me: Oh, Hi Mr. Watkins, how are you?
Mr. Roy: Good! You know Andra and her husband, uh, they took me up to TN for my reunion. Yep, I paid all the expenses! We had fun!
Me: I know, I read all about your adventure in Andra’s blog! Sounds like you all had a wonderful time!
Mr. Roy: yea, yea, she wrote about that in her blog?
me: Yes! I loved reading all about it!
me: No sir, can’t say I have, but it sounds like fun! Sorry your wife couldn’t make it.
Mr. Roy: No, no, she don’t like to go to that kinda thing, but had a good time. You know, Andra and her husband, they’re already gone to Colorado!
Me: Well, I know she is enjoying wherever she is! I have to go meet my friends but it was good to see you!
Mr. Roy: yea, okay….how’s that Kellie Rasberry doin? (Tomi Jean and Kellie have been BFF’s since elementary school.)
Me: She’s great, loving TX! I’ll see ya later!
Mr. Roy: ok, bye!
Approximately 30 mins later:
Mr. Roy: Hello Girls! I think I met yall last time! Aren’t you the one who went to UGA?
Michele: Yes, yes I am. How are you?
Mr. Roy: Fine, fine. I was telling her (Pointing to me), my daughter and her husband took me to TN last week for my reunion. They took me and I paid for everything! We went on the incline at Lookout Mtn. You girls ever done that?
Michele and Staci: No, we haven’t.
Mr. Roy: Huh? You haven’t? Andra said it was like breathing the clouds, you know. It was fun!
After about 20 more minutes of talking about the SC vs. GA game, we had to leave. I felt bad telling him we had to go, he was so entertaining! He is a funny man and I love to talk to him! My friends think he is a hoot!
I think Dad is a hoot, too. He goes to the Starbucks in Florence every day, because they give him coffee for fifty cents, and he can run into people like Tomi Jean. Thanks to her for giving both MTM and me a tears-streaming-down-our-faces laugh.