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Sunday, July 24, 2016

MEMORIES

I got to wondering today what ever happened to the men who "turned me out" into prostitution back in the late 1970's.  I was watching a documentary about Richard Pryor which prompted the walk down memory lane.

I had long suspected Weldon had opened the furniture store in Dallas, Texas.  Weldon was looked at as the "head" of the crime family which got me involved in prostitution.    I suspected it was him because there was never any social media for the place, no phone, no website, nothing that a business man should have when I found the listing for the furniture store years ago online.  Remembering Weldon's refusal to be photographed, or to get near a phone, it was all the more reason why I believed that it was "the" Weldon who had left to go back to Texas that was now at the furniture store.

There was Larry, and also "B.B." as they called another brother.  I'll never forget B.B. because he stole some money out of the cash register one day and then blamed me for the shortage.  I trucked up to the house and told Weldon it wasn't me which struck up more of a friendship between us.  Seems B.B. has passed away - http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dallasmorningnews/obituary.aspx?pid=155815770

As has Larry.  I lost track of him when he was sentenced on a heroin charge after Tina had died of an overdose.  He looks different in the photo without the huge afro he had in 1979 - but I can tell by the photo that this is Larry.  He had named his dog "Rerun" because of his videotaping business in the club.   It appears Larry had found God and become a minister also (I've been ordained as well.)
 http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dallasmorningnews/obituary.aspx?pid=139985092

Seems Weldon's wife ran into some trouble in 2010.  http://www.dallasnews.com/news/local-news/20101226-dallas-pastor-accused-in-burglary-of-east-oak-cliff-home.ece  The news said she had a "conviction for prostitution from the 1970's".  THIS by the way is what we talk about in Sex Workers Anonymous as "post-prostitution syndrome".  That if you don't have a spiritual transformation after leaving prostitution - those old ways are right there under the surface.  Looking at her fur collection she showed the media - yep old ways die hard.

Also going to show that you can run a church today - but it doesn't mean you're in recovery.  All the more reason why we find the 12 step recovery process invaluable.


PS - I haven't finished my genealogical research yet to tie Kenneth into the "family"  http://www.biography.com/people/kenneth-mcgriff-552742