she was with at the park. I think she was the girl's mama, so I didn't say or do anything. But it made me unhappy. I didn't know if I did the right thing. "
Poor Susan. She's only seven years old. But Granny wants her to know the right thing, cause when she grows up, she'll remember.
"My precious Susan," I know you feelin' bad right now. Actually Susan was crying when she told me what had happened. "Next time you see something like that, when you are little yourself, tell some adult nearby about it. Ask them to tell one of the people in charge."
Susan said, "But Granny, some people I hear say stuff like that is none of my business."
Well Granny knows that some folks say they is too busy, or they don't pay attention, or they got better things to do, or they don't want to get hurt or have to do something that might make someone else angry, but Susan, she is little. It's been going on for a long time, even people watching from their windows seeing someone getting killed and not doing nothing about it.
I want Susan to know that Cloutierville and La Grande and little towns like that, where people know each other, can be easier for everybody. Still even then it happens everywhere, people---grown ups and children---getting hurt somewhere; and some folks watching and not doing anything. But that don't make it right.
"When you stand and watch someone getting hurt and don't tell anyone who can do something about it and just walk away and don't care, well that can make you as bad as the person doing the hurting. Sometimes it will be hard to do, but like I told you, sweet Susan, God is watching you all the time and watching what happens to others. He protects folks Himself, but He sometimes needs our help."
Susan smiled, just a little, then came over and gave me a hug. "Granny, I needed some hugging now cause I was feeling so bad, but now I know what to do next time. And I know who I'll be helping."