About a week ago, my Grandmother went out on her back porch and found something very interesting.
She found an original article, from our hometown newspaper, from the exact date that I was sentenced to death. The article had a headline announcing that I had just received the death penalty. My Grandma, who just recently lost her husband of 63 years wasn’t very surprised at this act of desperation and cowardice. I wasn’t that surprised, either because I had discussed the possibility of things like this with my grandparents years ago.
The reasons that I classify this as an act of desperation and cowardice is because: to put an article on an 85 year old (recent) widow’s back porch in the dark of night is just that. Cowardice. Period.
It also reeks of desperation because the one that put the article there has obviously had this article for over 12 years. Now after all that time, just after a favorable ruling on my case, this 12 1/2-year-old article is placed on her back porch…for what? To intimidate? Why wait this long? And only when things are finally beginning to change, and the truth is coming out? Coincidence? No. Desperation…yes!
My grandma did reassure me though that she was okay, and everything was being taken care of. I asked her what she meant and she simply said, “Web-cam” and “Cuddeback”. It took me a second to remember that my grandpa had installed camera’s all over. Inside and out. So I do feel better about the situation now.
But it does bother me that some people are just gonna be what they’re gonna be. Some people will never recognize the truth of things even if the truth tapped them on the shoulder.
No disrespect, of course.