EARTH and BeyondPosted by: email@example.com | Posted on: October 30, 2016
Don’t put off `til tomorrow What YOU can do Today!
If you’re only sixteen, WHY get in a Hurry? There will always be tomorrow, What if a better opportunity comes along? Relationships come and they GO…
Two years ago (1986), at the 4th of July Picnic sponsored by the local Steel Plant, Shelby Gore got picked to be on the same Volleyball team as the plant manager Willie Johnson. To a fourteen year old girl, he was her father’s boss, but he was so good looking his muscles were so defined. Every Sunday for the last four or five years, she’d seen him at church with his beautiful Assistant Manager from out at the plant.
Kare-Ann Young owned the only grocery store in Cedarville, the only pharmacy, hardware store and auto supply. She and Willie got new matching Caddie convertibles each year and lived in the private compound high on the hill East of town. There were lots of stories circulating about this couple, but Shelby knew most of the stories couldn’t be true. They’d have to be a lot older to have lived and done that much.
Every Sunday, Shelby kept her eyes open for anything pertaining to this pair. Her parents knew what was on their girl’s mind. Her grades were straight “A’s”, but she had a wild streak that developed early and just got stronger the older she got. Shelby Gore was “Boy Crazy”, but she kept her eyes on Willie. Her father told her that the woman was engaged to some military dude. Okay that seemed ODD, she’d seen these two together all over town. She sat on his lap, they’d be out walking holding hands and kissing.
The May she was fourteen, Willie came to Shelby’s 8th Grade Graduation with her parents. She knew he was watching the way she dressed, she showed everything she could without getting in trouble with the Law. One day when she got home from buying groceries, there was a walnut jewelry box in her sack… WOW! There was no card, but it appraised over $15K, she’d worn everything to a jeweler she knew very well.
Kare-Ann had warned her NOT to play dangerous games, the cost would be far too high. WAIT, you’ll get what you are wanting, just slow down and stay home more. How much of the life Shelby had already lived did this woman know? Had she blown any chance she might have had at real happiness? Shelby Gore would be at the 4th of July picnic with her parents. She was going to make her move… She’d never really given much thought to How Old is William L Johnson? How long had he and Kare-Ann been together? There’d been others before, everyone now wanted to meet Shelby. How would she answer their questions. Good for Shelby that she had few friends, for after Willie’s announcement at the Picnic there was NO going back.
He told everyone that Kare-Ann and Shelby would build and donate a Youth Center to the town that had nothing for teens to do. Shelby opened her mouth and described a country club style place with theater, roller skating, 18-hole golf course, 4 tennis courts, gym with basketball, racquetball, both indoor and outdoor Olympic size pools. She hadn’t thought about the price of all that high-priced stuff? Willie told everyone the girls had it all covered. This was to be an expensive weekend and she promised to cover her share. What was causing this teenager with two thousand in college savings and a couple hundred in her checking. Willie just smiled and told her it was covered.
Age Sixteen, one date with revelations and she was a very old Willie Johnson’s soon to be wife. This was now to be her life on Earth and she could reach BEYOND.