Tuesday, March 2, 2004

MEETING JIMMY THE FIRST TIME

WELL, I'LL GO ON WITH OUR STORY...SO, EVERYDAY AFTER MARCH 1, 2001, WE TALKED ON THE PHONE. HE CALLED ME ON HIS CELL,EVERY FEW HOURS.HE WOKE ME UP FOR WORK.HE GREETED ME IN THE MORNING.FINALLY. ON MARCH 16,2001, HE CAME TO LAS VEGAS, WITH 2 BUSINESS PARTNERS.MY CO-WORKERS AT THE HOSPITAL, HAD TOLD ME,"DON'T DO IT FRAN.PEOPLE GET HURT MEETING PEOPLE LIKE THAT." BUT I WAS CONFIDANT, AND SURE OF MYSELF.I WENT TO McCARREN AIRPORT TO PICK THEM UP.I COULDN'T FIND THEM! I BARELY KNEW WHAT JIMMY LOOKED LIKE! I HAD SEEN ONE COMPUTER PICTURE OF HIM.SO AFTER A COUPLE HOURS, I WENT HOME CRYING.THERE WERE SEVERAL MESSAGES ON MY ANSWERING MACHINE FROM JIMMY.THEN HE CALLED AGAIN."YOU LET ME DOWN,DIDN'T YOU,FRAN?".."NO,I CRIED INTO THE PHONE.I COULDN'T FIND YOU." "GET IN THE CAR AND COME TO WHERE I AM.WE RENTED A CAR AND LEFT THE AIRPORT WHEN YOU DIDN'T SHOW UP."..HE GAVE ME THE DIRECTIONS. I DROVE NORTH ON 95..I PASSED MT. CHARLSTON. THEN, THE PIUTE INDIAN RESERVATION.IT WAS ALL BARREN DESERT. I HAD NO CELL AND WAS A LITTLE AFRAID..THERE IS ABSOLUTLY NOTHING OUT THERE...DESERT AND MOUNTAINS IN THE DISTANCE.FINALLY, AFTER DRIVING 35 MILES NORTH, TOWARDS TONOPAH (GOING NORTH TO RENO),I CAME TO MY DESTINATION.I WENT TO THE SHELL STATION.I LOOKED AROUND...NO ONE THERE.I WENT TO THE PAY PHONE..HIS CELL DIDN;'T WORK OUT HERE...THESE ARE REMOTE AREAS. I WAS IN AN AREA BORDERING "AREA 51" (UFO AREA)..I LOOKED ACROSS THE HIGHWAY AND COULD SEE THE MILITARY BASE (AIR FORCE).AS I GOT IN THE CAR, WONDERING WHAT TO DO, A PERSON FROM THE STORE,CAME TO ME, AND TOLD ME THEY WERE LOOKING OUT FOR ME, AND TO CROSS THE HIGHWAY, AND GO TO THE CASINO/MOTEL THAT WAS THERE.  I WENT THERE.I WAS TOLD TO SIT AND WAIT.JIMMY WAS WAITING FOR ME, BUT WAS IN A BUSINESS MEETING AT THE TIME.GEE!JIMMY WAS LOOKING OUT FOR ME EVERY STEP OF THE WAY!I WAITED.THEN HE EMERGED FROM BEHIND THE RECEPTION DESK, WITH HIS 2 BUSINESS PARTNERS, AND OTHER BUINESSMEN.IT WAS THE FIRST TIME WE SET EYES ON EACH OTHER!I,OF COURSE WAS SO EMBARRESED,IN FRONT OF ALL THESE STRANGE MEN!JIMMY LEANED DOWN AND KISSED ME.I TURNED MY HEAD, AND THE KISS LANDED ON MY CHEEK!.........WELL, THIS WAS THE BEGINNING OF A FUN WEEKEND FOR ME!........I'LL CONTINUE LATER.

2 comments:

wvgranpappy said...

FRAN, GOT MY BOOK IN THE MAIL TODAY !!! THANKS 10 MILLION TIMES !!!!!BEAUTIFUL STORY.. I'M SO PROUD TO HAVE IT...WRITE SOON...PAPPY

crystalmoon222 said...

SO HAPPY YOU RECEIVED THE BOOK AND STORY.THE EXCITING PART IS THAT OWEN SMITH, IS A FAMOUS ARTIST.CHECK HIM OUT ON THE WEB.HE MADE THE ILLUSTRATION FOR OUR STORY.HE MAKES BEAUTIFUL PAINTIINGS WHICH U CAN SEE ON HIS WEB-SITE. HE MAKES DRAWINGS FOR ESQUIRE,THE NEW YORK TIMES, AND THE NEW YORKER.WE REALLY FEEL VERY BLESSED....FRAN