Today I woke up early because I was getting my hair braided. Actually we started yesterday and was finishing this morning. I always start my day with making a pot of coffee and starting up my computer. While checking my emails I came across one that changed a great deal of things for me. This email was from a woman just a year younger than I am explaining to me that my step grandfather was her father, who had walked out on his wife and six children after ten years of marriage. He moved into my grandmother's boarding house and later he and my grandmother started to date and he became her third husband. We often don't recognize her second husband because they were only married a little less than a year. I don't even remember him. Her third husband was very special to me. I was in elementary school when they got married. I was closer to him than I was to my dad's father, who passed away in 1968.
This news was a shock to me and has been on my mind all day.
|James Benjamin Hicks|
No this information does not change how I feel about him, because I loved him dearly, but it definitely leaves a great deal of questions.
I have heard many stories of men walking away from their families during those times. The old joke is that he went to the store to get some bread, because that was the excuse of many.