Hey, y’all! How y’all doing? My name’s Eevie. Well, actu’lly, it’s Evelyn–Evelyn Faye Randall–but folks call me Eevie. Now, this picture you see here ain’t me. I just wonted to give y’all a idea of what I might look like when my creator Maxine Billings introduces me to y’all soon.
Most of y’all prob’bly remember me from Maxine’s short story, ONE OF A KIND. I’m Paula’s ain’t. We lives in Charlotte–Charlotte, North Carolina. Have any of y’all ever been to Charlotte? If’n you had’n, you needs to come. Ooh, it’s beautiful here. It’s the perfect place fer yer fam’ly to visit. We got all kinds of parks, museums, and other fun places. But enough of dat–y’all be thankin’ I works fer the Board of Tourism. I best be gettin’ on wit what I was sayin’.
I’ll soon be making my ‘ficial–how you say it?–day-boo–day-brew–oh, you know what I mean–on the worldwide web. I never woulda thunk it! Me, a seventy-sumpthin’-year-old woman wit her own advice column all over the Innernet.
Well, I gotta keep this first blog–Whoo wee! Um talkin’ Innernet lang’age!–short and simple. Maxine let me borrow her Word Press account to write this–but she don’t know it yet. Shhh. Mum’s the word. Uh-oh! Gotta go! I think I hear her coming! I’m busted!
Talk to y’all later. Good night!
Photo of elderly African-American woman (Courtesy of Office.com Clip Art)