A Place Called Wiregrass by Michael Morris

By Michael Morris

Erma Lee is at the run . . . operating from an abusive husband . . . operating from a mom who does not care -- by no means cared. operating from a soul-numbing manufacturing facility task that has held her down her whole existence ... Erma Lee and her granddaughter, Cher, flee to the city of Wiregrass, Alabama, to flee the prior and begin over -- or so Erma Lee thinks. Erma Lee kinds an not going friendship with leave out Claudia, an aged socialite who's hiding a couple of information about her personal earlier. lifestyles in Wiregrass is diversified for Erma Lee and Cher, for the following they locate mercy and promise -- until eventually, that's, the day Cher's convict father arrives on the town, forcing all 3 ladies to come back to phrases with buried secrets and techniques.

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By the beginning of April, Bozo’s calls dwindled down to one or two a week, most often after he’d tied one on. I could predict them. He’d call at twelve-thirty or one in the morning and either cry like a baby, begging forgiveness, or rant and rave so loud I would hold the phone ten inches from my ear and could still make out the cuss words. After the first week, I learned to hang up and unplug the phone. The day before the week-long Easter break, I had one of the worst days imaginable. The morning started with me running late, then the solenoid switch on my car giving me a fit.

It was that pride thing he had. The same thing kept me from telling Miss Claudia about my black-and-blue past. Once I confessed my fear and she made the phone calls, I felt stronger. I’d never leaned on anybody before and wondered if I was venturing on shaky territory by letting Miss Claudia get so wrapped up in my business. To be honest, at the time I felt like if she didn’t get involved, I very well might have one of Richard’s nerve attacks. I decided telling her about things that shouldn’t be discussed in public was better A Place Called Wiregrass 57 for her in the long run.

But I sat silent, searching her hazel eyes. Her eyes were the softest I had ever seen—eyes that made you feel like you were the only one in the room who meant a thing in the world to her. It was one-thirty before we ever made it to the circular driveway of Miss Claudia’s country club. The church service had to go on record as the longest in history. ” Miss Claudia whispered after Cher voiced her shock at the length of the sermon. I had to agree with Cher. After the service, I was afraid Cher had put her foot in her mouth when she asked Missoura if she was going to join us for lunch.

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