Mercy and Water Pipe (Part 2)

Mercy and Water Pipe (Part 2)

“Just you wait till your father comes home.” Those words, spoken by mother, were not just whirling through my brain, but they were very heavy on my heart and in my stomach. All my youthful 7th-grade energy was gone. I sat on the ground outside of the back porch, shoulders slumped over, sobbing, and crying…

Mercy and a Water Pipe (Part 1)

Mercy and a Water Pipe (Part 1)

Growing up in the untamed woods of Bayou George Florida was quite different than other places in the state. Located at the northern end of the Florida Panhandle, just 57 miles from the Alabama State line, and 77 miles to the Georgia state line, things were a little different in my neck of the woods….