And where did he come home from? He had a 96 that week. But he got off on that Friday and didn't have to report back till like the following Tuesday. And do you recall what time he got in on that Friday? It wasn't late, because he got in just there right -- I mean, it was maybe 30 minutes after I got home from work. And was Ronnie -- what time did you get up, Kim?
And did Ronnie get up with you at that time? And did he do so? And do you know what his plans were that day?
And do you know if he had any plans to get the underpinning in a particular place? And was that his brother Ted? Now, after you left for work, did you hear anything from Ronnie? And when was that? And I asked him had he picked up the underpinning, and he said, "Yes. And so, I told him to go on and go home and start putting up the underpinning, because I knew he had to be back at work the next day.
And about when was that, if you remember? It wasn't much after 3: And he called, and was just letting me know that he was going to go up to Ted's business to pick up a tooth saw blade or something like that, to cut the underpinning, because he couldn't cut it with what he had, it wasn't cutting it right, it was tearing it up.
So that would have been 5: It wasn't staying on the track right. And he had just said, "Did you just --" "Didn't you just miss your dad? He was just here. And where do your parents live, Kim? Is it a distance that you could walk? And what did you -- after you had gotten home, what did you and Ronnie do at that point? He said that dad and a friend was going to look at it, and try to get it up or, you know, help him out, until he had to come back in for the weekend.
And I was hungry, he was hungry, so we decided we was going to get something to eat. But I didn't want to cook. I'm not much of a cook. I don't like to cook. And so -- but I didn't want to really go out. And I knew I needed to go over to my mother's, so we were discussing that. And he was going to go on in and take a shower, and then we were going to head out. And did Ronnie in fact take a shower? Did you go over to your mother's?
And was there anything that you were able to gauge the time by? I was going to get some stuff for Christmas presents. And Ronnie went in partially into the living room, because he didn't want to take his shoes off, and you don't walk on the carpet with shoes.
And he and my dad were sitting there watching Channel 2, and "2 Wants to Know" was on, and they were talking something about mobile homes. So him and my dad was kind of interested in that, since we had just purchased one, and we had had trouble ourselves, trying to get things fixed that was supposed to have been fixed and wasn't, things that was supposed to have been added and wasn't, and that's what Channel 2 was talking about.
And you said something about your mother and ABC Distributing company? We were in the kitchen discussing it. You order out of it items, you know. So we were -- she was writing it down, because she was going to take it to her place of employment, and they do it there, and so, she was going to take it to her place of employment and give them my order, so I could get it back before Christmas.
I don't know the exact amount, but it was -- it was quite a few. And did you and your mother sit down and talk about that? A Yes, we did. It took some time, because like I said, it -- I ordered a lot, and I think she'd even ordered some herself, so we were just writing it all down together, so she could give it all to them at once.
Now, did you eat at your parents' house? So it was -- it was at least an hour or more. What happened when you left? Now, let me get you to back up in your memory, Kim. Mom and dad -- we're all real close, and Ronnie travels all the time.
He'd come home on weekends and then he would leave. And mom and dad's always made a point that when we get ready to leave their house, they walk out with us, to tell him "Bye. They were telling him "Bye" and "Be careful" and "Don't fall asleep," because he has a sleeping disorder. And we probably were out there maybe five or 10 minutes, and then we headed on. Plus, it's hard to get on the base when you've had a 96 or something and everybody's trying to get on it at once. Now, after you left your parents' house, where did you go?
Do you remember -- Well, let me strike that. When you went to the Winn-Dixie, what did you purchase there? No one was at the seafood, and so, it took awhile to get someone to come to the seafood. And one of the girls that I had had as a patient at physical therapy worked there, and I saw her, and so, we spoke, and I introduced her to Ronnie.
She had had an ACL done on her knee. When you say ACL, what do you mean? She motioned for someone to -- she went up and motioned for somebody to come in, to go back to the seafood counter and get what we needed. I had talked to her, you know, because when you're working with somebody in a physical therapy setting, you kind of get to know them pretty well, because you're sitting there just kind of talking to them, while they're riding a bike or something.
And I had told her about him being in the military and told her that he came home on weekends. So she sort of knew him, but she -- you know, she'd not met him. So when we were there at the grocery store, I introduced her. Did you take that as a compliment?
I told her "Thank you. If I may approach, Your Honor. And when you paid for the check -- for the food items with the -- with your personal check, did the cashier run it through the machine? And what is the date on the check that you wrote, Kim, your date that you put on it? And is that consistent with what you remember about when you checked out of Winn-Dixie and paid for your purchases? Now, had you gone straight from your parents' house to Winn-Dixie? And what did you do when you got home?
And I wanted to go ahead and take my shower and wash my hair, so I jumped in the shower, and he sits there and talks to me while I'm in the shower. And I told him, I said, "Keep an eye on the," you know, "the food, so we don't burn.
And did there come a time when you went to bed? We were just -- you know, like I say, we went to bed about 9: It sounded like a frantic voice, and she was just like, "Edna? I said, "No, this is not Edna, but this is her youngest son's residence. Can I help you? I just need to speak to Edna. And so, I hung up the phone, and Ronnie said, "Who was that? And I said, "But she sounded really worried. And so, I tried to call Edna myself at home, at her home, and no one answered.
So I was like, "Well," you know, "maybe I'll find out tomorrow. And I said, "Yeah," you know, "what's wrong? I was wondering if y'all could come on up here.
I said, "Is everybody okay? We don't know where Patricia is, but," you know, "we don't know. If y'all could just come on up there. And if you could get in touch with Edna. And so, were you able to get in touch with Ronnie's mother? I paged her twice, and I never got a return call. And she said, "Okay.