Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Phone Call

As I was trying to muster up energy to create some pieces, my phone rang. I didn't recognize the number so hesitated to answer it. I just knew it had to be "This is your second warning that your car warranty....". When I said "hello" there was a pause and then this lady began to ask me if her grandson was here. She sounded very emotional and distressed. I proceeded to tell her that she had the wrong number. She then told me that she has not seen in her grandson in over 25 years. She is searching for him and knows he lives in Texas somewhere.
She was crying as she told me the story of how his father had beaten him when he was little and other horror stories. My heart went out to her. I told her "We will find him. I will do whatever I can to help you locate him." She was so grateful and overwhelmed.
I wrote down all his information and have been searching for him on the net. I found where he lives but I can't seem to find a number for him anywhere. The number that did come up was a wrong one or so they say.
The lady is a singer/song writer and insisted that she wanted to send me a signed cd and a gift basket. I keep telling her that I don't want anything, but she doesn't take no for an answer. I am determined to help her find him. If you have any ideas on how to search for him, please let me know. I will keep you updated on the situation.


Betty BeadBug said...

That story touches my heart - I would want to help too. I wish I had some suggestions for you but my mind is a complete blank. I wish her the best of luck in her search and you in helping her.

Kiwi Ellen said...

Bless your caring heart for helping someone in need & it sure is a story to touch your heart
BUT please be careful about giving your home address to anyone on line.. Scammers come in all shapes & forms even grandmothers, so they say - Not trying to be cynical just cautious

Laurie said...

Do you have his name? Can you try to find him on Classmates? Facebook? Myspace? Just a thought which I am sure you already thought of. What a sad story and funny about the stupid warranty thing.
Good Luck!