Response to LadyHawkAZ (Reply #23)
Tue Aug 7, 2012, 10:55 PM
goclark (30,404 posts)
24. My experience was the same ~ we drove all the way to CA
in the 1950's. My precious Blue Eyed grandfather drove " Little Brown" me and my " light skinned" Mom from MD to PA to pick up my " Little Brown" grandmother. He drove us all the way to California.
We looked like a box of crayons.
My Little Brown grandmother had a heart condition and got sick in Missouri , it was so hot and no air condition .
Her heart medication would not work.
Because we were Negro, every place we pulled into, there was " "No Room at the Inn" for "Little Brown Me" and my Sweet "Little Brown grandmother." I was so afraid because I was in the back seat with grandma and trying to keep her cool with a wet towel.
Grand Dad was getting so upset and then he saw a tiny run down motel and he tried once again.
The owner came and looked in the car and spotted us in the back. With mean little eyes, he asked my grandfather " Who are those two ?"
My wonderful grandfather had to tell a lie.... "That is My Maid and that is her little girl."
The mean little man still seemed suspicious but said " OK, you and your daughter can have Room 4 and the two in the back can have that shack in the back."
My grandfather had tears in his eyes as we took grandma to the shack, she called me her " Little Nurse" as I tenderly gave her the medicine and wiped her face to keep her cool.
When we pulled off the next morning Grandfather drove as fast as he could and after many days we finally got to California!
I still have old photos of ny precious granddad stopping and taking pictures and pointing out the beauty of each state.
Unlike RMoney, he let us have potty breaks and rest breaks and the experience of a lifetime.
I still cry Happy Tears When I Recall That Trip.
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