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Evil Eyed Grandma
by M.Bennett Hooper (Mikii)

Monday, July 26, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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An African American Southern story

C.2003 MBennett Hooper

aka  Grangran



Do you ever wonder why Grandma’s who always sang gospel songs andRolled Bible verses off their tongues like melting honey also had an evil eye?
Like the time Leroy rolled on the floor laughing until he got close enough to high sitting Miss Thelma and tried to look under her dress.
Well Grandma gave him the evil eye and his laughter turned into the whooping cough sure as you are born to die.

Or the time Lou Ella’s daughter Princess got pregnant at fourteen and Lou Ella said the baby’s daddy was Johnny James Oliver instead of her no good boyfriend Joe Willie Thompson.
Grandma told her to stop lying on Johnny James and send Joe Willie one of two places to the graveyard or the penitentiary.
Well she gave Lou Ella that evil eye and don’t you know  Lou Ella stole big daddy’s shot gun to go hunting.
Joe Willie heard she was out hunting him and run away to New Orleans.

He went down there and got cut up by one of them Louisiana women.
Nobody that knew Grandma wanted to receive her evil eye because Grandma was a Louisiana woman tried and true .
Grandma used to say the only thing worse than a Louisiana woman was a Louisiana man after a scalding.

Most of Grandma’s family was glad when she got saved but it sure was puzzling that she never stopped carrying that pistol in her pocketbook Along with a rabbit’s foot and a sprig of mint.
Grandma told us that when she died she wanted her rabbits’ foot put in the box with her.
I remember the wake night like it was yesterday.
Lou Ella was snorting and shouting , and pulling on her hair piece so hard It fell right off in grandma’s face and she was too scared of Grandma to pick it up.

The glue on Grandma’s left eye popped open.
Lou Ella messed on herself and fell out
Janie who said she wasn‘t going to put no rabbit foot in Grandma‘s casket called Mr. Stennet the undertaker and told him to close Grandma‘s eye and put that damn rabbit foot in the casket.
And Grandma‘s evil eye closed for the last time..

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Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 7/30/2010
Oh my goodness, this is rich. I'd love to hear you read it aloud. Wonderful work and characterization in such a short piece. Much enjoyed.
Reviewed by D Johnson 7/27/2010
Love your are indeed a teller of stories.


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