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Monday, September 21st, 2009

Regarding My Grandma, My role Model

My Mama Says….

 

Well…..it didnt take long before my mother, daughter of my grandma sent this to me regarding the facts…Looks like I need to research my family history a little more.

 Wow, well since this is my mama the story is about, I am not only overwhelmed,
but choked up in reading this beautiful memoir. Yes, she was a role model to
look up to. And all of Ethel’s grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and
nephews, besides her four children can verify this. I have only one correction
to make, and it is an interesting one. My mama was born and raised in a little
island off the coast of Louisiana, called Burrwood. Her family lived off of the
land, and rowed a boat to pick up groceries and supplies. She was educated in a
one room classroom all the way to the 12th grade. She was a Dancing Queen at 18
in a contest. She played baseball just like all the boys on the island, and
learned at an early age to appreciate reading. She could read a book a day. When
Ethel turned 19, her family moved to New Orleans and this is where she met
David, her  husband, who swept her off her feet. Thank you Kelley, I just had to add this part of her life into your story. You have been blessed to remember Grandma Miller.