Confessions of a Future Politician: Part 26
Year 8, Week 17
I was really loving my marriage. Joshua and I were often fixing up a little house and yard. I really had found my life partner.
I need only three more accounting courses to finish my accounting diploma. I am looking forward to a bigger challenge in the accounting profession.
I am still the treasurer for the Riverbend Women’s shelter. The board has always worked well together. But it seems our meetings are shorter. Maybe I brought some of that TDG spirit to this board. It’s a good functional group that is running this non-profit society. Our clients really need that stability.
Yesterday, I got some news from my doctor. I can’t wait to tell Joshua. But after tonight’s TDG public meeting.
The TDG started taking more of my free time. I got elected to executive committee of Northwest Riverbend. Plus I was helping a TDG group get started in the Southwest Riverbend.
Northwest Riverbened eventually merged with Northeast Riverbend to form North Riverbend. One of the fellows instrumental in that merger was an older African-American named Jerrod Jerimiah.
I worked with Jerrod to merge North Riverbend with Southwest Riverbend. That’s where I really got to know him. Quite outspoken in small groups, but usually quiet in larger settings. For some reason, his neighborhood elected someone else after that merger. And I think he was pleased with that outcome. He was still a loyal TDGer, and I probably saw him a couple times a year at TDG meetings. We always had a good chat.
One TDG public meeting, he said to me: “Thelma, there is someone I want you to meet.”
He took me to table where a young African American fellow was sitting with a couple of white fellows: “Thelma, this is my son Johua.”
Joshua and I were married eight months later.