Mississippi Mud - Saved by Grace

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Cain't chu talk?

"Hey! What chu doin' out here pokin' round in the mud with that stick! Does your mama know you're out here?"

"Is your name Bobby John? Teacher called out chur' name this mornin', and she had'ta mark you absent. We had fun today."

"I'cn write my name. And I'cn already count to 25. We had a race today, and I won! I got to pick a prize from the prize box. I got this necklace, see? It's made outa' candy. Teachers don't give out home work on the first day. Are you playin' hookey? Cain't chu talk?"

"Yeah," said Bobby John. "I'cn talk and I ain't playin' hookey neither. I had a hundurd degree tempatur' this mornin'. Mama said maybe I could go tomar' though, if I feel like it. You talk a lot. I ain't got no 'friens' yet. We jus' moved in here from Alabama. My mama is a teacher herself."

"Well, I sure hope you'cn go tomar' Bobby John. I sure hope you don't have to stay home and play in that nasty ole mud hole. You can walk with me ifyew' want to Bobby John. I leave at 7:30. My name is Jessamy Grace, but chu' can just call me Grace."

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"Good morning, Bobby John. You're all cleaned up now. I brought chu' a pencil. It lites up, see? I like your lunch box. Do you have a folder? What grade does your mama teach? You haf' t'be careful down here at this crossin', Bobby John. There's a whole buncha' traffic. We hafta' wait for the school guard t'cross. You wannna sit by me at lunch?"

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That was me, Jessamy Grace Jennings. Bobby John Jenkins and I have been married 25 years. I am a teacher now, speaking proper English and I'm still talking. And I'm still watching out for my Bobby John.

adavis - fiction


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas

Well no wonder you write dialect so darn well...teachers can do about anything! That is a great little story as to how a lifetime love affair got its start...nicely done! WB


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

Very sweet and thanks for sharing. I'm an old Alabama boy and former teacher for about 25 years. Your pal.


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

We never know the moment true love begins. Maybe I should have played hookie more often - I didn't find my bride until I was 19!


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Dave Mathews 4 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

anndavis: That's a cute little story thank you.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

You growed up right smart, ann, and learnt how to rite gud stories. Thank you for this'n.


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

Ann you are sooo cool, a writer after my own heart. thanks for showing your tender side

Love ya,

Michael


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

Sweet story! A lifetime of love is always beautiful to watch! Dialect used here is too CHWEET! :)

Appeals to the heart and brings smiles and smiles!


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Such a sweet story Ann!!


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Great cute story Ann, voted up and beautiful.


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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Voted up and awesome. Great story from start to finish!


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wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

Well, that's sweet. I want to play in the mud. And I do-got my own dug up dirt hole to stay cool!


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Sweet hub and enjoyed your sharing of your family experience. Love how children talk like this at times. Thanks for sharing.


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Anna I love your story.. I love to hear and read about family's and their experiences

thank you

Debbie


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome Ann. So glad you found that boy at the mud hole. You two look like such a wonderful couple. Thanks for sharing.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Gypsy, I must have been very convincing. It is entirely fiction...not me.

Thanks for the visit.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Deborah, Thanks, but it's not me. It's fiction.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

I fooled you teaches. It's fiction. ha ha.

But you are so loyal to visit. Thank you


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Spoken like a true wetnosedog! Hi!


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

avian, thank you.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Thank you Joyce.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Just a little fiction inspired from the picture of that sweet little boy. Thanks for the visit.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Thank you rahul.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

I do have many sides Michael. This is a bit of my fiction mind, inspired by the boy's picture. Thanks for the support. Ann


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Only twice have I laughed out loud at a comment. This is the cutest! Thanks, Doc.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

You liked my story...thank you Dave.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Glad you found your true love, SidKemp. You are blessed!


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Hello to whonunuwho from Alabama boy! A true southerner. You are special! Thanks for the visit. Ann


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Just a little piece of fiction, Wayne. Thanks for visiting. Ann


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jhamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

You did a really good job of not only including southern talk, but a child's southern talk. Good Job! Jamie


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

What a sweet story and a great piece of written fiction. You had many people fooled thinking that it was really your history on how you first met your husband at a tender age. Up and beautiful ratings. :)


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

This is great writing ann, and boy you can write some good dialogue. Loved the story!


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Docmo, gosh. Thanks. You're the greatest.

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