Published on October 31st, 2013 | by adamcarr0
Teutonia Gardens Resident Session
Lisa, Harvey, Dennis, Kenyatta, Lucille, Dianna, Tommy, and Mother Scott.
We got together for a meal on a regular weeknight. While the food ran out, the conversation absolutely did not. Below, find excerpts from a conversation with many detours, differences, and depth.
Below, find excerpts from that conversation.
-I’m permanently retired.
-I’m one of those people that when I see you, I’ll be quick to greet you. Especially if I’ve seen you before.
-I just grew up quickly, I guess.
-I try to stay away from trouble (and there’s trouble all day long).
-These days, it’s more like “what?” or “huh?” My momma? We didn’t know “what?” or “huh?” It was “yes.” or “no.” And I better hurry up and say “yes.”
-You know more than I do, because you’ve seen it before, but…
-I did what I had to do eat. To get out of the cold.
-If it weren’t for Him, I’d be dead and gone.
-I felt what you’re saying, what I hear. I grew up in that. And I’m still in that today — we stay in the hood.
-I’m the youngest game founder in the world.
-I sing a lot.
-They have more respect for their friends than their families.
-I was born in Memphis, Tennessee. Came up here and been here since.
-I’m very soft spoken. (Until you make me upset.)
-When I see people, I always smile.
-I like — I love peoples. Especially good peoples.
-As you’re saying that prayer—listen—and let it uplift you.
-Where I live, there’s some people that think I’m mean.
-If he stumbled today, right now on the ground, and couldn’t get up? I’d put him on my shoulder (and I got back problems). So that’s me.
-It was always scary, to be rebellious.
-I’m here to help you.
-You don’t have to say anything. You don’t have to apologize.
-How would you feel if somebody gave up on you?
-That one person.
-His angels lurk all over this earth. And I’m one of them.
-Do you want to come over to my house and sing?
-My Grandmother is my pastor.
-It was the Lord that brought me out of that.
-I didn’t care what I said, even if I got hit in the mouth.
-I took the whooping’ and got it over with.
-It was through God — it couldn’t be anybody else.
-I had to learn how to live with disrespect until he matured.
-Each individual is an individual. How we want them to act? Sometimes they’re dealing with things we know nothing about. We have to learn that.
-I’m happy dying in the hood. I’ve been dying here for years.
-It’s in us.