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CHRISTMAS BLOG CAROLING 2010 – MY FAMILY’S FAV

Thanks again to Footnote Maven for the invite to participate in Blog Caroling 2010. A couple of years ago one of my co-workers heard me┬átalking about this song and me saying how hard it was to find the CD. I don’t know how she did it but she found the CD and gave it to me as a gift, which I was most grateful. This is one of my family’s favorite Christmas Song and now that I have the CD […]

CARINVAL of AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGY: GRANDMA HANDS! GRANDMOTHERS and THEIR INFLUENCE on the FAMILY!

I don’t remember my maternal Grandmother Odessa Amos(Big Momma to some but I like calling her NaNa). She passed away when I was 2 years old. My Mom and Dad worked the evening shift and NaNa Odessa babysat for my brother and I a lot, especially since her and my Mom lived across the hall from each other in the Robert Taylor Homes in Chicago, IL. I’m quite sure we spent many evenings in the kitchen talking, sharing recipes, and […]

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY: NaNa ODESSA and SONS!

Left to Right: Augustus Banks Jr.(some say my son Jayson act just like him), Gloria(Earl’s girlfriend), Earl C Banks. Sitting: NaNa Odessa

A MOTHER’S VISION: OUR FIRST COMMUNION

As I went through the family photos last night with mom, I saw so many happy times and so many pictures of my mom and Uncle Bobby. See my NaNa Odessa(found out thats what me and my brother used to call her), had mom and Uncle Bobby late in life. Mom and her brother AJ, were at least 20yrs apart, but the oldest two loved the youngest two as if they were a year apart. I ran across mom and […]

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY: MY FAMILY

My Wordless Wednesday is about these three people! First you have my mom: Beverly Esther Smith Mathis born abt 1947, She is my rock! My best friend and someone I can talk to about almost anything(you noticed I said almost). Then you have my first born Jayson Jacques Mathis born abt 1984. Jayson is so independent that sometime I have to step back and say “You taught him to be that way. Then you have Demoyne Lenard Brown my baby, […]

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