“The Family Tree”
My mother was the nice, always smiling type of person. No-one ever told me anything bad about her, only that she has always smiled, never caused trouble and love to sing, that give me much hope on her after life… Oh yeah by the way… My mother passed away about 11 or 12 years ago, but Her life was beautiful and prosperous throughout, we will get to that later.
You know, sometimes I wonder what life would of been like if my mother married my father and we were a family. The big WHAT IF that most of us have growing up. Well, it did not go that way and I truly believe it was not meant to, although to some degree I do believe that I personally wouldn’t have gone through some of the hardships and hang-ups that I had to go through in my earlier years from us not being a complete unit. While unfortunate, some of that have trickled down to my present state, now in my Thirty years of living I still have some gripes about it, but I’m here because of my parents and I love both of them to death…
My Mother’s name is Pamela Marie Sephes and my Father’s name is Mervin Leon Saffold. Between the both of them I have 9 siblings which consists of my youngest sister and second youngest brother from my mother; Jamika Morrel and Eric Sephes. My father claims the rest of the squad, starting from my oldest Sister LaTisha Rolle then Tekeiesha Saffold and then there’s My other sister which I mentioned earlier Her name is Tiffany, she’s the one we never met.
As for the boys, it is four of us, but 1 is by marriage, my step brother Gary Candidate, but he was basically around since the beginning, so its always been like we were blood related, even till this very day. Gary’s the third oldest child, but I’m the first and oldest son, then there’s Mervin Jr. I know, I know, how is he the Jr. if you’re older LOL. Well I have different speculations about that, but that part I will get to. The most simplest explanation that I can think of is that he wasn’t claiming me, I mean, at least publicly at the time.
Maybe my mom was like a chick on the side, along with my older sister’s mom that I haven’t seen before. I mean, he already had a child with my brother Mervin Jr’s mother and they were in a relationship, I’m not sure if they were married yet at the time, but if that was the case, then I would guess that would explain why he’s the Jr. of the family, since me and my sister were kept secret at the present time. I don’t know, maybe I’m insinuating all of that, again this is just my own personal speculations and truthfully I never cared enough to ask. Still, there’s more speculations in the air but… Later on that.
Last but not least, there’s my youngest brother of all of my brothers Jamal Vickerson. Jamal was in and out the picture, because his mom raised him in Jacksonville FL. Therefore we never really got to know him well till later in life… Now a-days, it’s like Jamal’s always been around LOL and like a lot of you reading this, that’s my basic family set up, you will hear more about my family later, as my life’s story unfolds in-front of your very eyes.
To Be Continued next Monday…
My Life, My Joy, My Pain… The Autobiography
A: Marvelous Thought By: Marvel
“The Beginning” was A Marvelous Thought by: Marvel Saffold from his Autobiography “My Life, My Joy, My Pain” © Copyright Marlevous Thoughts 2014, All Rights Reserved.