By Patti G
The party is in full swing, everyone mingling and
enjoying the music and the food. People keep coming up to
Joe and sharing their memories of Ruth with him, as well as
giving him and his family their condolences. Almost everyone
has given either Joe or Angie an envelope containing a
donation toward the new hospital wing.
A soft tingling type sound signals the partygoers'
attention. Everyone looks toward the front of the room
where Tad is standing directly under his mother's beautiful
Tad starts by thanking everyone attending the night's
festivities for their generous contribution towards the new
wing to be named after Ruth. People politely applaud.
Tad then tells everyone that the Martin Family, those that
are here tonight, as well as his other brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and
grandchildren, feels very blessed at such an outpouring
of support, generosity, and warm memories people have shared
with them in remembering their mom, Ruth Martin.
Tad suspects that Ruth would probably feel very blessed
to see how much she was loved and respected by so many
Joe goes up to Tad and hugs him and then Tad stands
Joe thanks his son Tad for speaking so eloquently for
their family. He just wants to briefly give his own thanks
to everyone for their love and support during this difficult
Joe mentions that he knows that Ruth is now with so many
of their other friends long gone, Charles Tyler, Phoebe
Wallingford, Mona Tyler, Myrtle Fargate, and Palmer
Cortlandt, to name a few. These people were the foundation
that Pine Valley was built on and they all will remain
forever in everyone's hearts and minds.
While Angie is busy socializing with some of the guests,
Jesse notices a man standing on the side that he does not
immediately recognize. Being the curious fellow that he is,
along with a cop's curiosity, he walks over to the gentleman
and introduces himself.
"I don't believe I have had the pleasure of meeting you,"
Jesse says as he extends his hand to shake with Barnett.
"No, you are correct, Chief," Barnett replies and accepts
"My name is Theodore Barnett," he says. "I am in town for
business. I heard about tonight's event from an associate who was coming and
asked if I would like to attend."
"Who exactly is this associate?" asks Jesse.
"I believe you know him, Chief Hubbard, Dr. David
Hayward," Barnett answers.
Jesse can't believe it was David who was responsible for
this. He has tried over the past five years, after David
preformed his back from death miracles and especially for
restoring his wife Angie's eyesight, to give
David a chance. However, he would never completely
let his guard down when it comes to anything concerning David
Barnett explains that during their discussions about
David's work, he was told what happened regarding Angie
blindness and her miraculous recovery.
Jesse agrees that David did give Angie and their family a
miracle butů Jesse's voice trails off.
Barnett says he understands Jesse's reluctance in giving
David a free pass as he knows from his own research that
David has a very notorious past here in Pine Valley.
Barnett also did a lot of research on Pine Valley and the
hospital as well. Though he never met Ruth Martin, he has
learned what a dedicated nurse she was to the hospital for
so many years and would like to do his part in getting the
new wing built. He tells Jesse he has an envelope with a
donation to give.
Jesse tells Barnett that is very kind and generous of
him. Why doesn't he come with him, and he will introduce him
to Angie and Joe, and he can give it to them personally?
Suddenly Jesse hears someone call out his name. He
apologizes to Barnett before excusing himself, promising to be right back, and then they can go see Joe and Angie
A few minutes later, Jesse returns back to where he left
him only to discover that Theodore Barnett is nowhere to be
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