David Rhoden

Before The Next Teardrop Falls

by David Rhoden. Day .

Freddy Fender facesleeve

Once when I was a teenager, maybe fifteen, I answered the phone. It was my mom's mother, Grandma Vada. She asked me a question. You have to imagine this in a smoker's voice.

"David, do you like Freddy Fender?"


"I do too, David. I do too. Put your mama on the phone."