Juneteenth 2022

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Special THANKS to Melanin Meanings for my brand new JUNETEENTH pin I plan to wear everyday throughout the month of June in celebration of Emancipation Day and the ancestors this year and beyond!

What I enjoy most about this pin are the symbols that went into the design of it.

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A Day for Rememberin’

Looking for an extraordinary book to share with all the young readers in our family, let me recommend . . .

A DAY FOR RENEMBERIN’: Inspired by the True Events of the First Memorial Day

A Day of Rememberin’ by Leah Henderson; Illustrated by Floyd Cooper

For readers in grades  2–5—

Leah Henderson’s latest tells the story of the first Memorial Day celebration from the perspective of a young African American boy whose family has recently been freed following the Civil War. The boy longs to go with his father to help him refurbish a racecourse that was made into a prison for Union soldiers during the war. Finally, he is allowed to assist in painting the fence while the adults establish a graveyard for the fallen soldiers.

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Fruitcake – Love it or Hate it!

Special thanks to one of my high school classmates on Facebook for taking me down memory lane with a discussion about fruitcakes and Collin Street Bakery!

Collin Street Bakery

If you didn’t know, this company is the fruitcake capital of the US of A!

I remember after moving to Dallas in 1990, if I wanted to stay in peace at my parents’ home for the holidays, I had to stop in Corsicana, TX and pick up a specialty (peach, cinnamon & pecan) fruit cake just for my mom.

If you’ve ever traveled with me on a short 2 to 6 hour road trip, you know making stops other than to take an emergency restroom break is a NO-NO! So the idea of having to add a stop, on my way home, to pick up a fruitcake meant that I would get caught up in all the heavy holiday traffic headed out of Dallas.

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