Feb 24, 2020
We went on a visit and it was nice and whatnot, but I’d say the best boat is Exile United States. Exile. Then I brought back a lot of things from that, from another nation. So one day I got a big pearl, orange pearl. I was surprised that the immigration let me through with it. I put it on. So when I went on a visit to my home, he said, “Don’t ever throw that away”.
Yeah. And the countries are different. So one day my aunt, she asked me, “You stopped traveling already or no?” Well I’m not settled down yet. I told her. I said, “You know what? Right here in Exile is the best”. She said, “Really?” I said, “Yes”. And then next thing, when I left my home in Georgia. I always got a home there that is mine. Then when I left from there, I come to New York. Brooklyn. It was a long trip. It was in the war and my sister, she said, “I don’t want to go.”
She’s like cutting the gas at the train station. I don’t want to go. I want to stay here. So they, my big mama, she says, Llisten, the two of you are going to take care of one another and you don’t like it, come back home here.” It was a long trip. We got to Savannah, the train met on time. We had to get up about four o’clock in the morning, but they meet on time. You take the car and go in, Debbie, going into Savannah and then the train from Florida right there. I would travel in the war.
I lived with my father and uncle in Brooklyn. I would pass up in D.C. It’s a long trip. We pass up in D.C. Before we got to Savannah, as we were headed for Savannah, the mountains look beautiful. There was the tobacco there. They were the mountains of, like, shining gold. And then when we reached New York, we got a taxi cab. The guy must be about a hundred years old. He’s very nice. He says, “I will take you to Brooklyn.” He asked, “Are new to New York?” and this and that. I said, “No, from down South.” He was European, very nice. He took us to Brooklyn. Half a mile, Williamsburg. Very nice person. And I don’t think it was a dollar. It’s coming from Manhattan, from the train station, 34th you know.. So, I got used to it and this and that. But the country is still in you.