Let me begin this story by saying that sometimes truth is stranger than fiction and then there are other times when art imitates life. Now, with that having been said, let me begin the story.
There was this woman who married a man who had children by his first wife and she also had children via a previous marriage. She was from the Midwest and he was living in the Lynchburg VA area. He was the President and CEO of a company in Lynchburg and she owned her own business. They built a beautiful home in a little town outside of Lynchburg, lots of land, exotic animals, had pig roasts; the whole nine yards. But before this man married this woman, he was living his life as a bachelor and since he was a bachelor, he hired someone to clean his home and she had been his housekeeper for years even before he met his new wife. And so when he married this woman from the Midwest, he brought her and her children to live with him in Lynchburg, VA.
Now, the husband of this woman fell ill, seriously ill and they traveled all over the country seeking treatment for this man’s serious illness. But despite the fact of them being extremely wealthy, there was just nothing that could be done to make the husband well again. In fact, the lady who worked in the house, keeping it nice and clean, worked for this couple for years and years and years until she had to retire because she was too old and infirm to work anymore, but she also cleaned the wife’s business as well as the home.
Now, back to the story. The husband was seriously ill and the wife had to take a lot of time away from her business to concentrate on her husband’s illness and try the many treatment options they were hoping would work. Well, nothing worked. The husband became so bad off, the wife had to sit by his bedside taking care of him, daily, and eventually, he died.
Well, while the wife was taking care of her husband, she had about three employees who were keeping her business up and running, but since she was not there on a day to day basis, unbeknownst to her, some of her employees were planning to leave her company and form one of their own; the same type of company. Of course they did not have the money for this venture and so what did they do? Why they stole millions from the company, quit the company and with the money they had stolen, opened up a business in another small town. In fact, they even took with them some of the clients from the company they had stolen the money from.
So, there remained only one employee left at the company who had nothing to do with the theft and she was the only Black person who worked at this company. The two thieves who stole the money and clients from this company were white. We’ll call them by initials: M & G. M & G, started up another company using funds they had stolen from their previous employer while she was out taking care of her sick husband. And like I’ve previously stated, they also encouraged clients from their previous employer to become clients of their new company.
When the wife of the man who died was finally able to see through her grief that she had two missing employees and missing millions, the first thing she did was replace the millions out of her own personal accounts so that no one would be the wiser. She did not report the theft of the money and the loss of her clients to the proper authorities. She did however, tell her most trusted housekeeper and cleaner of her company just what had taken place and she begged her to remain silent as she did not want this information to get out. She had to tell someone and she did not trust her acquaintances with this information since she was a prominent business woman with an impeccable standing in the community. Plus she did not want this to tarnish the memory of her dear departed husband, not to mention, her children. Because one of her children now runs the company that she no longer physically works at, but she holds a title at the company.
This woman, again, did not report the theft of millions from her company by her two employees who took the money, nor did she report the loss of clients, she just let the years go by because she had aspirations for a political career. She got that political career and none were the wiser because of course the two white former employees were not going to tell anyone of the theft and the lone Black female employee was too scared to say anything, plus she needed the job.
The woman who used to be the housekeeper and cleaner of the company for this woman with the political aspirations told her daughter about this and her daughter was just outdone because she knew of this woman and she knew that this woman was racist from the top of her head to the tips of her toes. In fact, the former housekeeper had quit on this woman at one point in time because she refused to pay for the extra gas it took for the housekeeper to drive her car to another city in which to do her job when the couple moved. This woman who had her employees steal millions from her, hired another housekeeper, but that did not work out and so she ended up calling her old faithful housekeeper back and told her that she would increase her salary if only she would come back to work. An amount for a salary was agreed upon and the faithful housekeeper returned to work until, as was previously mentioned, she retired.
Now, why would the housekeeper tell her daughter this information, not once but twice? I would hazard a guess that this secret was weighing heavily on the housekeeper’s mind and she wanted to unload the burden, share it, so to speak. You see, some people have a conscience and some don’t. It’s funny how Black people are always the ones who have a conscience and qualms about doing wrong(or even hearing about wrongs committed) while whites gladly cover up the shit they do, sweep it under the rug and sleep at night all while decrying how criminal Black people are, all while decrying that Black people are the worst things walking upright and how Black people should pay for their crimes even if we’re not guilty and have spent years on death row only to be exonerated 30 years later. But whites don’t have to worry about that because whites cover for other whites and then go on to involve themselves in politics and enact laws that are the most harmful to Black people. As for getting the authorities involved at this point, what would be the point seeing as how the statute of limitations has long since passed?
So, is this fact or fiction? You decide.
….and stay tuned for more: “Is this fact or fiction coming out of Lynchburg, Virginia.