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Raising Krissy

Joe and Mary Christy raised their kids, grandkids, and even some adopted kids. Now in the latter stages of life, they take on the challenge of rearing their great granddaughter.

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Krissy:

Ayaaaa yaaaa!

Mary Christy:

She is a joy. Krissy is my grandson’s daughter and we raised him and he and his girlfriend separated and so mostly Krissy lives with grandma. She’s our baby.

Joe Christy:

When she cuddles up on me and stuff then that’s my favorite hour then because about every night she cuddles up on me to go to sleep, I hold here right here in my arms like this every night, she won’t go over there and go to sleep, and then grandma has to come pick her up and take her over there and lay her down.

Mary Christy:

But she’s a pretty good kid. She likes to dance and she likes to sing.

(Joe dances with Krissy)

Joe Christy:

Howdy baby!

Joe Christy:

Well when she has to leave and go home it hurts me because you know I love her and I want her here with me all the time.

(Joe says goodbye to Krissy)

Joe Christy:>Bye bye, I love you.

Krissy:

Bye bye.

Joe Christy:

Bye honey. I’ll see you next Thursday okay? Okay.

Joe Christy:

That’s probably the hardest part is watching her leave, that’s the hardest part, the rest of it’s pretty easy.

Mary Christy:

Candy is Krissy’s mother and she’s a nice person, when she wants to be.

Joe Christy:

Her mother don’t treat her like we do. I’m trying to make her learn and when she comes over here, she just about walks over top over you and she ain’t been taught anything over there. Her mother lets her do anything she wants to and hits her and everything and she comes over here and tries it and we’re trying to break her mind.

(Joe disciplines Krissy)

Joe Christy:

Sit down, like I told you! Sit down. Sit down.

(Krissy cries)

Joe Christy:

Sit down.

Mary Christy:

You gotta behave. You gotta sit down and be quiet.

Joe Christy:

You’re not minding your grandpa. You’re standing looking like I’m stupid. Sit down. Big turkey baby.

Joe Christy:

I try to do the best I can. Sometimes things get so down on me and I, I don’t know I just, you know, just sometimes like to give up. But I don’t, I keep on doing it and I reckon I will until I die. Ughhh.

(Krissy whines as Joe coughs)

Joe Christy:

I got something in my throat.

Krissy:

Ahhhhhhh!

Mary Christy:

You’re a wild child, that’s what you are.

Krissy:

No. No.

Mary Christy:

Yeah, you’re a wild child.

Joe Christy:

Oh no, not me, I’m good.

Mary Christy:

She’s gonna be rotten all of her life, but we love her. Wouldn’t take a million dollars for you, would we, kid?

Joe Christy:

I’d sell her for two dollars.

Mary Christy:

Sell her for two dollars?

Chrissy:

No. No!

Mary Christy:

No.

Joe Christy:

Ok, then you’d better be good, you hear that?

Mary Christy:

We’ll raise you as long as the lord gives us strength to raise you, won’t we, as long as we’re able, as long as were alive you’ll be here.

Krissy:

Here?

Mary Christy:

Yeah.

Krissy:

Right here?

Mary Christy:

Yeah you’ll be here as long as we’re alive.

(Joe is about to put Krissy to sleep and cover her with a blanket)

Krissy:

Cover!

Mary:

Cover grandpa!

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