This week’s Everyday People
Place of Birth: Bay City, Texas
Occupation: Manicure Instructor
Ok Maddy, What Kind of kid were you?
Ah, well I think was pretty smart…I talked all the time and, my mom did not work outside of the home, so, I could do, like, count to 100, do simple math and read..I did all that before I went to kindergarten..and, by the way, when I came along, kindergarten was not even required…you could choose to go or not go.
Interesting.. Ok, if you were to win 1 million dollars in the lottery tomorrow, what would you do with it?
Travel, definitely travel! Oh yeah!
What is the nicest thing anyone’s ever done for you?
Well..when I get my 3 grandkids, when I got them to raise them, my friends all like, cause I had..you know I raised 2 kids, I had never raised 3 and anybody tell you there’s not a difference between 2 and 3, they lying…but, my friends got together and they bought me this double stroller, now I needed this double stroller cause I had one kid walking and 2 not walking..but I had no clue the cost of these things, I mean you could almost buy a used car! (laughs) Anyway, they chipped in, and did other things as well, but I would say that’s one of the nicest things that anyone’s ever done for me.
Nice, that’s a great story..OK who’s the funniest person you’ve ever known?
(slight pause) well, the funniest person I’ve known..my, uh, I had this classmate, he’s deceased now, but his name was Ned Brooks Jr. and he kept me laughing all through school, all through, all through Jr high school all through high school, and we, you know, we were friends, pretty much till he passed away. He was just so funny to me, you know we just had a platonic relationship and he was just funny. He was funny to me.
Ok, Who’s the funniest person you’ve ever seen?
Seen? Ooh..well I haven’t really gone to comedy clubs, but I tell you, in my lifetime, if I had to pick a funny person it would have to be Richard Pryor.
I mean I just think he is..I mean, a lot of people say Eddie Murphy and yes Eddie Murphy has that range for acting and stuff, but Richard Pryor to me has that..he had that gut-wrenching reality…I mean, he was just awesome..I mean and you know, I know he used a lot of bad languages but, to me he was just real..he was real
If you could go anywhere in the world tomorrow, where is that place and why?
Africa, because obvious reason, it’s the Motherland, and, and that’s where life began.
I agree. Ok, you’re going to live the rest of your life on a deserted island, but you can only take one of each. Which?
Type of Food?
Album or CD?
Marvin Gaye Got to give it up! (laughs) I don’t know, I don’t know…I’m torn between that and Songs in the Key of Life Stevie Wonder! Mmmm! That’s kinda (goes deep) yeeahh! That Songs in the Key of Life by Stevie Wonder wooo!…yeah yeah, I think I have to go, lemme do Songs in the Key of Life! Yeah yeah yeah!
Hmmm..book? The Bible!
Ooh! now lemme tell ya,,you’ll be surprised at this, but my favorite movie is Red with Bruce Willis and John Malkovich and that other fool, what’s his name? Morgan Freeman!..and the movie The Equalizer with Denzel Washington. I like the premise. So, its probably a toss-up between those two.
Ok for conversation purposes, you can take one person, living or dead, who would that be? Jesus! (Cracks up)
(laughs) Alright, ok that’s going down, you and Jesus for the rest of your life on that island!
Hey! Hey! I got questions! (continued laughter),, I think I would have him so busy answering questions I have about life that I don’t understand. “I have follow-up questions.” That’s my new thing now, my new thing I tell people, “I have follow-up questions!”
Ok for romantic purposes, you can take one person, living or dead, who would that be?
Lemme tell you, it is some fine, dark skinned..you know I like em black as this steering wheel…it’s some fine, dark skinned brothers out there, this is kinda hard for me…but there is this actor his name is…1st of all, you know who I would normally put down here..
Yes I know you love Terrence Howard..
But I’m not gon put him down cause he just remarried his ex-wife!…he didn’t wait on me, so…
But again, this is idyllic on the island, you can have anyone you want!
Yeah, I know, but I had to put him down and go with Mike Colter who is Luke Cage…oh Jesus! Oh Father! Mmmmmm! Jesus would show up talkin about “Hey, You called me?” (huge laughter) I’d have to say “Not now, Jesus, not now!” (Laughs and laughs)
Ok Final question. What would you like for other people to say about you?
(pause) mmm, um, that I was an awesome teacher.