Wendy Rene

Wendy Rene: The Girl Who Walked Away

I hurried into the local department store to grab1 some last minute Chirsmas gifts. I SY0-401 exam looked at all the people 220-901 exam and grumbled2 to myself. I would be in here forever and I SY0-401 exam just had so much to do. Chirsmas was beginning to become such a drag. I kinda wished that I could just sleep through Chirsmas. But CCNA 200-105 PDF I hurried the best CCNP Tshoot 300-135 PDF I could through all the people to the toy department. Once Examdumpsview again I kind of mumbled3 SY0-401 exam to myself at 220-901 exam the N10-006 exam SY0-401 exam prices of all these CCNA 200-105 PDF toys, and wondered if the grandkids CCNA 200-105 PDF would N10-006 exam even CCNA 200-105 PDF play whit4 them. I found myself in the 220-901 exam Exampdfview doll aisle5. Out of the corner of my eye I saw a little boy about 5 holding N10-006 exam a lovely doll.He kept CCNA 200-105 PDF touching6 her SY0-401 exam hair and he held her so N10-006 exam gently. I could not seem to help myself. I Examdumpsview just kept N10-006 exam loking over at the little boy and wondered who the doll was for. I SY0-401 exam watched him turn to CCNP Tshoot 300-135 PDF a woman and he called his aunt by name and said, “Are you sure I don’t have enough money?” She replied a bit impatiently, “You know that you don’t have enough money for it.” The aunt told the little boy not to go anywhere CCNA 200-105 PDF that she had to go and get some other things and would 220-901 exam be back in a few minutes. And then she left Examdumpsview the aisle. The boy continued to hold Exampdfview the doll. After SY0-401 exam a bit I 220-901 exam asked 220-901 exam the boy who the Exampdfview doll N10-006 exam was N10-006 exam for. He said, “It is the doll my Examdumpsview sister wanted so badly 220-901 exam for Chirsmas. She just knew that Santa would bring it. “I told him that maybe Santa was going to bring 220-901 exam it . SY0-401 exam He said, “No, Santa can’t go where 220-901 exam my sister is…. N10-006 exam I have to give the doll to my Mama to Examdumpsview take to her. “I asked him where his siter was. He looked at me with CCNA 200-105 PDF Exampdfview the saddest eyes and said, “She was gone to be with Jesus.

My Daddy says that Mamma is going to have to go be with her.” My heart nearly stopped beating. Then the boy looked Exampdfview at me again and said, “I told my Daddy SY0-401 exam Exampdfview to tell my Mama not to go yet. I CCNA 200-105 PDF told him to tell her Examdumpsview to wait till I got back from the store.” Then he asked me if i Exampdfview wanted to see his picture. I CCNP Tshoot 300-135 PDF told him I’d love to. Exampdfview He pulled out some picture he’d had taken at the CCNA 200-105 PDF front of the store. He said, “I want my 220-901 exam Mama to take this with her Examdumpsview so the dosen’t ever forget me. I love 220-901 exam my Mama so very much and I wish she dind not have to leave me.But Daddy says she will need to be with my sister.” I saw that the little boy had lowered his head and had Exampdfview grown so Exampdfview CCNP Tshoot 300-135 PDF N10-006 exam qiuet. While he CCNP Tshoot 300-135 PDF was not looking I Examdumpsview Examdumpsview reached into my purse and pilled out a handful 220-901 exam of bills. I asked the little boy, SY0-401 exam “Shall we CCNA 200-105 PDF count SY0-401 exam that miney one more CCNP Tshoot 300-135 PDF time?” He grew excited and said, “Yes,I N10-006 exam just know it has to be CCNP Tshoot 300-135 PDF enough.” So I slipped my money in with his Examdumpsview and we began to count it . Of course it was plenty for CCNA 200-105 PDF the doll. He Exampdfview softly CCNP Tshoot 300-135 PDF Exampdfview said, “Thank you Jesus for CCNP Tshoot 300-135 PDF giving me enough money.” Then CCNP Tshoot 300-135 PDF N10-006 exam Exampdfview N10-006 exam the boy said, “I just asked Jesus 220-901 exam to give me enough money to buy Examdumpsview this doll so Mama can SY0-401 exam take it with her to give my sister. And he heard my prayer. I wanted to ask him give for enough to buy my N10-006 exam Mama a N10-006 exam white rose, but I didn’t CCNA 200-105 PDF ask him, but he gave me enough to buy the doll and a rose for my Mama. She loves white rose so much. “In a few minutes the aunt came back and I wheeled my cart away. CCNP Tshoot 300-135 PDF I could not keep from thinking about the little boy as I finished 220-901 exam my shoppong N10-006 exam in a ttally different spirit than when CCNP Tshoot 300-135 PDF 220-901 exam I had started. And I kept CCNA 200-105 PDF remembering a story I had seen in the newspaper several days SY0-401 exam earlier about a drunk Exampdfview driver hitting a SY0-401 exam car and killing7 a N10-006 exam little girl and the Mother was in serious condition. The family was CCNA 200-105 PDF deciding on CCNP Tshoot 300-135 PDF whether to remove the life support. Now surely this little boy did not belong with that story.Two Examdumpsview days later I read SY0-401 exam in the paper where the Exampdfview family had CCNP Tshoot 300-135 PDF disconnected the life CCNA 200-105 PDF support and the young woman had died. I Examdumpsview could not forget CCNP Tshoot 300-135 PDF the little boy and just kept wondering if the two were somehow connected. CCNA 200-105 PDF Later that day, 220-901 exam SY0-401 exam I CCNP Tshoot 300-135 PDF could not help myself and I went out and bought aome white roses and took them to the funeral home Exampdfview where the yough woman was .And there she was holding Examdumpsview a lovely white rose, the beautiful doll, and the Examdumpsview picture of the little boy in the store. I left there in tears, thier life changed forever. The love that little boy had for his little sisiter and Examdumpsview his mother was overwhel. And in a split8 second a drunk driver had ripped9 the life of that little boy to pieces.

She was sampled by Wu Tang Clan on their groundbreaking 1993 album, Enter the Wu Tang (36 Chambers). She’s been covered by Alicia Keys. But, to most of the world, Wendy Rene is best known as the girl who decided not to get on an airplane.

The plane in question took off on December 10, 1967, carrying soul music legend Otis Redding and a group of musicians to a gig in Wisconsin. Rene, Redding’s protégé, was supposed to perform her farewell show that night, but she changed her mind and they left without her. A couple of hours later, the plane went down, killing all but one on board.

Lost in the tragedy is the unusual fact that a budding star and gifted songwriter was to play her farewell show, by choice, at the age of 20. As if taking a cue from the hit tune “Walk Away Renee” by Left Banke – released that same year – Wendy Rene up and quit the music biz, voluntarily relegating herself to obscurity while the small catalog of recordings she made for Stax Records gathered dust in a vault (other than the odd track on a collection, bootlegs, or old vinyl singles owned by record collectors).