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  1. September 28, 2021 at 6:08 am

    Thanks Shirley. I respect your opinion very much! You are an author you know . . .

  2. Shirley Harris-Slaughter
    September 27, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    It was a privilege to read your story, Mamie. You know how to use words which made for an enjoyable read. Congratulations on a well done job.

  3. Shirley Harris-Slaughter
    September 18, 2021 at 6:48 pm

    Yes Mamie. We really must keep fighting. Sometimes I get so frustrated when I see the crazies justify every treasonous act they participate in; and seem to get away with. I believe that Trump is a traitor and should be tried for treason. And he should be stripped of his benefits and secret service. Its outrageous.

    Thanks for sharing your story.

    • September 19, 2021 at 5:21 am

      You are welcome! Sometimes it seems the innocent is punished and the guilty go free, but there is a “season” for everything. It is
      difficult to wait until the “nights of horror” end. One day they will end. . . and we will enjoy the “bright sunshine.” As the song says, “Just you wait and see!”

  4. Shirley Harris-Slaughter
    July 9, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    Hi Mamie. These are lovely photos of your family. How are you? Seems like its been a long time.

    • July 9, 2021 at 8:54 pm

      Hi Shirley, Thanks! It has been a while since we chatted. We will have to “break the silence” (LOL).

  5. Shirley Harris-Slaughter
    June 12, 2021 at 8:49 pm

    Hi Mamie. What a thoughtful post. I smiled as I read it. Thanks for sharing.

    • June 14, 2021 at 5:49 am

      Hi Shirley,

      Thanks for the response. There is almost nothing we can’t put on a family website. (LOL) Glad you got a smile out of it.

  6. Barbara Jackson
    June 6, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    I know my people were slaves. But I know some who say their family never was. I need receipts on that. And if not what roll did ur people play in the fight for freedom. Being poor black and at the will of white Jim Crow America was no easy thing don’t care how mean you supposedly were according to family history. That’s family and black community history. Too mean to be slaves or bound by Jim Crow or Black Codes I have a hard time believing Erving was a thing. Not wanting to acknowledge the infringement on ones civil rights is something else. I respect the fact they may want anonymity but don’t deny to your family their true background when it comes to researching where you come from and how you came to be. If you are of African decent you came by way of a ship. It’s a matter of your status when you got here and how your family maintained that status over 400 years of persecution.

  7. April 20, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    Thank you so much for commenting on this article. Dr. Smith writes on this magazine also.

  8. Shirley Harris-Slaughter
    April 10, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    Words of wisdom to live by.

  9. March 20, 2021 at 4:58 am

    Hi Loapointers,

    We appreciate the “Like.” Your articles are refreshing and honest. Love the blog.

  10. Shirley Harris-Slaughter
    March 3, 2021 at 7:46 pm

    Unfolding of a Rose was my introduction to Mamie’s life and grief of losing a daughter. It is a wonderful story. I still have yet to read her second book but working on it.

    Congratulations Mamie for keeping your daughter in the spotlight.

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  12. December 3, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    Perfect, I need this!

  13. October 27, 2018 at 3:29 am

    That’s a beautiful picture… it reveals Meta’s love for her children. Glad you like it. You guys were so small.

  14. Raj
    October 25, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    I absolutely dropped a tear when I saw this photo! I have never seen it before! I love it!

  15. October 24, 2018 at 4:15 am

    Great! Thanks for letting us know that!

  16. Cedric L. Whitfield
    August 3, 2018 at 4:27 am

    That is my church… Mccool,MS.

  17. Zip
    May 17, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    Thank you for the update or reminder of mom,s birthday.

    • July 22, 2018 at 2:23 pm

      You are welcome. Mom is at the heart of all that we think and do.

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