reply to post by goeffy
When I was 16 years old, I lived with my sister and her husband and 3 kids. Both my sister and brother in-law worked at a cotton mill in a another
town. My sister worked 2 shift 3 to 11:30 and my brother in-law worked 3 shift 11 to 7. My sister rode to work with next door neighbors who also
worked at the same cotton mill. They would leave for work around 2 and get home around 12:15. My brother in-law would leave around 10:20. It was July
1974 when this happen. After my brother in-law left for work I always cleaned the kitchen. I gathered up all the dirty dishes through the house and
washed the dishes. I was down to the last pot that had the left overs that I took out to feed the dogs. I remember the 11 o-clock news was on when I
added dog food to the pot and took it out the back door, where all the dogs were waiting for me to bring them their food. At that time we had a litter
of puppies, so I divided the food out and stood there to make sure the big dogs didn't eat all the food from the puppies.
As I was standing there this car pulled into the driveway of the trailer park, I watch as it came up the driveway, thinking that they are home early
(my sister and the neighbors) and wondered why. The car pulled into our driveway instead of theirs and I watched as my sister got out of the car.
pulled her sweater over her shoulders and reached back into the car to get her pocketbook. She then closed the car door and walked toward our front
door, as the neighbors backed out of the driveway and headed out of the trailer park. I wondered why they were leaving again. Then I looked down at
the puppies, they were finishing off the last of their food so I picked the pot up and went back inside. As I walked in I said you are home early,
What happened. I put the pot into the sink and washed it still hadn't got an answer so I called out her name, still all was quite. So I picked up the
hand towel and was drying my hands as I walked back through the trailer. The 11 o-clock news was still on. My sister was not to be found. I looked in
her room, the bathroom,the kids room and my room, there was no where else she could be. She just wasn't there. I went back into the living room and
set on the couch, wondering what in the world just happened. The news was still on at that time. I set there until the normal time for them to get
home. I went to the door and watch as they pulled into the driveway and my sister got out of the car, pulled her sweater over her shoulders, reached
back into the car and got her pocketbook and closed the door and was walking toward the trailer. The neighbors backed out of the driveway and left. I
opened the screen door and held it for her as she came in I told her that I had already watched her come home one time tonight and ask where the
neighbors were going. She said they forgot to stop and get cigarettes, other than that she didn't say anything about what I had told her. I guess she
didn't believe me. I don't think I would have either.