Vic, I wanted to add that I question whether or not Hank was as big a junkie as Lisa was. He did work when he could and wasn't doped up, it was HIM who kept the family together, not Lisa. What I wonder is how much of a prior record do they both have; in Fla, Tenn & Mich? I don't know how to pull up these old court records,(I can't even pull up the current ones!) but wish I could. We do know that Lisa would steal as she got apprehended for stealing a purse from the WalMart; and Tommy would steal as he stole personal items from a blind mans' home right in Satsuma.Morning Guys,
It reminds me of a song by Smoky Robinson,"Tears of a Clown". No, grief cannot be turned on and off, you carry it around but you've got to live for the living,my son needs me to be strong and I would never let him down. We got a long road ahead but that POS will not take my family down. I think Hank's advise was too little too late. He was a junkie,Lisa too,hopefully he will stay clean and do a better job with his grandchildren.
We know also that it was either Hank or Lisa (or both) who tried to keep a handle on Mistys' wild behavior, having her brought back when she ran off out of state with some guy when she was 14, but I don't think we ever heard the whole story about this; only that 'they' took steps had her brought back.
Also, I believe Hank Sr had tried on more than one occasion to get Misty away from Ronald Cummings, who had lured her into his trap at age 15, using her, beating her, doping her and keeping her at his mercy to take care of his kids, then he and skank Teresa trapped her into marrying Ron at age 16 (?)to help cover his dirty tracks. The great mystery to me was, WHY did they agree and sign for her to marry the b'stard?
Yet, Hank would later go to see Misty and Tommy in jail and beg them to tell the truth, just tell the truth. Surely by this time he must have realized that there was NO WAY they could tell the truth without fear of losing their own lives? The whole thing is just a damned sorry shame. So sad. An innocent child is dead and lives are forever destroyed.