“You have a collect call from Karl Paige an inmate at Love Lock correctional facility.”
I immediately pressed 1 to begin the promptings that started the call and then pressed add call. I had answered this call many times before and knew that I had about 4 seconds while the computerized woman gave the prompts and warnings of the potential incoming call.
I quickly searched for and dialed my contact Renee Toussiant Paige. I called and allowed the phone to ring but then hung up. I knew I had to go back to press 1 to use the same credit card as usual. As I used the prompts to pay for this call I saw Renee calling me back. Good.. the call had gone through and his phone is in hand. I declined his call and finished the prompts that allowed me to hear my fathers voice.
“Daddy hold on!”
Before he could respond I added a call again and Renee answered immediately. “Renee please hold!” I then merged the call.
Karl meet Renee, Renee meet Karl…. your brother.
The confused hellos on the phone quickly diminished to gentle wows… I pressed mute and gave myself a high five.
I had managed to unite the two oldest sons of Karl Herbert Paige Sr.
My father has never met a Paige that he didn’t create.
His father was assumed to have passed away when he was an infant so our bloodline existed of My youngest brother, my father and I.
A few years back he became interested in ancestry and finding whom he belonged to. Having established a part of my personality in being a nomad with no roots I had no interest in this new hobby of his until one day in late January when in a series of explosions who I knew who I was fell apart.
Or did it come together.. To be continued
My life is like a movie