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For Gloria...

Saturday, May 12, 2007

My mother grew up in rural Union County SC. So in honor of her this Mother's day, I accompanied her to her home church in the Kelton SC( that's how my youngest twin gets his name) to place flowers on my grandmother( Mother Tine),great-aunt( Aunt Lib), great grandmother(Big Granny) and great-aunt( Aunt Captolia) graves. This is a sign of the Kelton community in which she was raised.
Pea Ridge Highway,Kelton SC. My mother's entire family at one point lived on this road,sharecropping, eventually purchasing land.

This intersection is what she calls"tha fo' faulk"( the four fork). She always tell me the story of standing alone waiting to catch the school bus into Union for school since they close down the rural schools. She always says she stood alone because the other kids had to help with planting and raising crops and animals and were not allowed to go to school. Her mother didn't allow her to sharecrop. She had to go to school.
Thank you Momma for your inspiration...I love you.
Jamie