A Good Memory

Herb Kent DJ Hall of Famer from V103

This Sunday afternoon, Herb Kent, DJ Hall of Famer, was at the helm of V103 and he was playing his ‘Dusties’ and one of them was this song by ZZ Hill that I had always acquainted with BB King.

The song in an odd way, reminds me of my mother, when she worked in my Aunt Gussie’s Honky Tonk.

It brings back good memories and as the old folks used to say, ‘the boy went to Church’ on this one.

ZZ Hill, “Down Home Blues”

The following excerpt is from STALKED! By Voices

My Aunt Elvie and my Aunt Gussie, my mother’s sisters, were wonderful to us. Both of them ran ‘stores’ from their homes, and whenever we’d visit, they made sure we had plenty to eat and enough to take home.

Whenever money was really tight, my mother would take a job working for my Aunt Gussie. My Aunt Gussie had a liquor license and served cold beer and liquor along with her home cooked meals in her ‘store’. And her store had a jukebox and ample room for dancing. In other words my Aunt Gussie ran a honky-tonk. And my father strongly disapproved of my mother working there. I don’t think I ever saw him set foot in the place.

If customers were in the ‘store’, my mother told me to stay in Aunt Gussie’s house and not to come out. If we got hungry, either Judy or Man, Aunt Gussie’s children, would go over to the store get food, and bring it back, for us, even though they were younger than me. I think this must have been her compromise with our father. 

By
Eliza D. Ankum
Author of
Flight 404
Ruby Sanders
STALKED! By Voices
OneThreeThirteen
1-3-13
Dancing With The Fat Woman

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CBS New Detective Series, STALKER

Dylan McDermott and Maggie Q in Stalker

If there’s one television series that I intend on watching this Fall, besides The Walking Dead and Scandal, it’s CBS’ new detective series, ‘Stalker’ which premiers Wednesday, October 1st at 9:00 p.m.

I’m most curious to see how television detectives go about solving their stalker cases and seeing if television can actually capture the fear and anguish suffered by those being STALKED.

But there’s one thing I can tell you, already, that was definitely different from my experience. And it’s that the detectives in charge of my stalking case didn’t look anything like Dylan McDermontt and the only thing driven about them was their desire to get me out of the Police Station as quickly as possible.

And, regrettably, your stalking case may never be solved to your satisfaction. And it will definitely take more than one hour to solve. Mine has taken 38 years.

All that aside, I’m still going to tune in this coming Wednesday. In the meantime, if you want a realistic portrayal of what it’s really like to be STALKED! Read my book, ‘STALKED! By Voices,’ which has a brand new cover, just for the series.

STALKED! By Voices, by Eliza D. Ankum

To purchase your copy of STALKED click here

On a personal note. Shortly after I moved into my current apartment, the Maywood Police sent one of their female police officers to my home in the guise of a Jehovah Witness. I immediately recognized her from the numerous times I’d gone to the Police Station seeking help.
So when these two ‘Jehovah Witnesses’ asked if they could come in, I looked the office directly in the face, and said NO! before slamming the door shut.

The fact that the officer did not recognize me spoke volumes to how little attention they paid to my efforts at getting my stalking stopped.

When I went to the Police Station, I didn’t sneak in or try to disguise myself in any way, even though I was being threatened every step of the way. Why did they feel the need to SNEAK into my home? If they had come in full uniform, then they would have received a different greeting.

It is only in the past few years, now that I’m getting older, are the Police actually doing anything about it. And I fully recognize that it is, again, not about me or even for me, but because The Stalkers – with their crude behavior and obnoxious caterwauling – are beginning to embarrass the town.

By
Eliza D. Ankum
Author of
Flight 404
Ruby Sanders
STALKED! By Voices
OneThreeThirteen
A Tiny Kitten With A Big Mouth