Did you actually meet all the characters you describe in your book?
Yes, I met all but one of them. But I won’t tell you which one.
Aw, come on, tell me.
Nope, I’m declaring writer’s privilege.
Okay, so tell me which story is your favorite one?
I actually have three favorites.
I bet one of them is Mr. Jefferson’s Piano, right?
Yes, that’s one of them. Visiting those two sisters, 87-year-old Minnie and her big sister, 101-year old Nora, was a delight for me. I’d vow each time I made an inspection to their apartment that I’d only stay fifteen or twenty minutes. But I always ended up spending the entire afternoon with them listening to their marvelous stories of the way things used to be in the Harlem they knew. I also love Desmond’s Roof and Gimme that Derby. I admired Desmond Kenny as soon I met him. He was a go-getter-entrepreneur, an excellent super who went into business with the city. The man had repair skills up the wazoo. That was why I hired him to repair the roof in the story. And who could ever forget Miss Bea, the pistol-packing, 80-year-old mama and her little white dog Snowball?
Yes. I thought the way Melba convinced Miss Bea to move was so unique and clever. I loved it. I guess she’s not your writer’s privilege story, is she?
You’re just trying to trick me into revealing it, aren’t you?
No, it’s not Gimme that Derby, Mr. Jefferson Piano, or Desmond’s Roof.
I noticed that you haven’t mentioned anything positive about the “suit” who refused to sign off on the paperwork to pay Desmond.
Yeah. I tried not to say anything too negative about the man either. After all, he was responsible for getting me back into school and helping me to earn two degrees. I enrolled in college because of his negative behavior. I had so much anger toward him I worried that I’d kill him for what he did to Desmond. I needed something to do to occupy my mind and keep my hands busy. Returning to school, learning new things, and taking notes always did that for me.
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