As a few years had passed, as I can remember there were no major circumstantial things that happened to effect the lives of my mother and I. She did ok to be such a young single mother and her son, but as time progress things started evolving and got a little complicated here and there. It was no biggie, you know the basics. I’m an aging young boy now and I’m starting to need more, so moms had to grind harder.
Back in the days there was a general store called Woolworth on downtown Clematis, it was the Walmart of its time. This is one of the places that my mother worked at in her younger years. It’s funny because I can vividly remember the lights. The old street light fixtures that they had Downtown Clematis back in the days was really something to see. At times when my mother would get dropped off for work, I used to enjoy how different that they were from the regular street lights around town that I was accustomed to seeing in West Palm and Riviera Beach on a daily base.
Then, I can also remember the actual place Woolworth slightly. My mom used to bring me to work when there were no baby sitter here and there, most of all, in those rare occasions I can remember mostly having fun. I’m not sure what caused her to stop working there, but eventually she did and move on to another job after a while. Those moments in my life were the precious moments because it represented the pivotal points of my mothers life as a single mother with that first child on her grind just trying to succeed the best way she knew how and I will forever appreciate her for those hard fought days she sacrificed which you will here more of through out the story.