“Good looking out”, is my maternal great uncle’s favorite saying. The family calls him Uncle Jr., but his given name is Wilton Cheatham. His father’s name was Wilton Cheatham also. Uncle Jr. is my last surviving great uncle of his generation. His three sisters, two brothers, mother and father have all passed away.
My Great Aunt, Marilyn Cheatham Darby told my mother that her mother, Princess Cheatham would call Uncle Jr. “little turtle” when he was a boy because he was quiet, shy, and unassuming. Such a sweet term of endearment. Now that he is grown you can add to that list wisdom and intelligence. Good looking out is his favorite saying because he says you always have to be watchful of everything you do and everything that is happening around you.
In honor of his mother’s life, Wilton Jr. donates his money to cancer research. Uncle Jr. said that it was a pitiful feeling to know that he was healthy, but his mother was dying. Giving funds to find a treatment for cancer could save someone else from experiencing this feeling and save another cancer patient’s life.
Uncle Jr. will continue to be Princess’ “Little Turtle”. Good Looking Out, “Little Turtle”