I never really visited Uncle Bro much, even after he moved into the Lakeview House. The last time I remember just hanging out at Uncle Bro’s house was this one summer when he picked my sister and I up for an afternoon visit. I don’t remember much about the visit except that he took us to get something to eat and then we hung out at his apartment until Aunt Dorothy came to pick us up. I believe that was during the time that he was a faithful member of his church and had a nice job.
After Uncle Bro moved into Lakeview, I remember the moment things changed. I remember that it was the night of the Super Bowl. I was invited to a Super Bowl party at Club Emotions on Brooks Road. The club was right around the corner from Uncle Bro’s house on Lakeview. I am not really a club person and the smoke was getting the best of me. At half time I told my friend that I needed to go and check up on my Uncle. He was preparing to have surgery in a couple of days. When I arrived, Uncle Bro was watching the game in his room. He told me to come on in and pull a chair in his room to watch the half time show. I got the chair, took off my jacket and shoes and propped my feet up. He told me to bring some chips and drinks from the kitchen for us to snack on. Uncle Bro had this gallon jug of water next to his bed. He told me he had to drink it all before the surgery. We laughed because every few minutes he had to get up to go to the bathroom.
After the game was over I got up to leave. When I was driving home I realized that was the first time since I was a little girl that felt comfortable spending time at Uncle Bro’s house. It was a feeling that brought a smile to my face.
To Be Continued ....
By: Angela Green
Ambassadors of Memphis