The Watermelon Gang

Series: Crying Wind | Story 9

Last updated 7/14/2023 at 7:42am


In the 1950s, I watched movies in which Roy Rogers chased outlaws who stole cattle and robbed banks. Of course, the bad guys were always caught and hanging their heads in shame as they were tied up and taken to jail. The good guys always won, and the bad guys always lost.

I was always the "good little girl." I drank my milk, cleaned my plate, put my toys away and tried to obey all of the adults in my life. I was a shy, quiet, only child and always did as I was told.

When I was sent off to stay with my grandmother, I met Rosie. Rosie lived across the street. She was my age, but she never drank...

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