Sunday, December 30, 2012

Prelude To A Joyful Noise

Honoring 150 years since the Emancipation Proclamation was Issued:

The proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free."

Easther Thornton born between 1854-1864 San Jacinto County Texas

James "Jake" Daviss born 1854 North Carolina

James Conway 1847 Texas Sally White Cooper Conway born 1862 Grimes County Texas

John Lewis born 1845 Texas,Sally Jefferson Sims Lewis born 1864 Fayette County Texas

December 31, 1862.....Anxious, singing, anxious, praying, anxious, joyful,

anxious, anxious, bells will be ringing the glad glad news, anxious, In effect,

anxious, signature still wet, anxious, midnight, anxious, thankful, anxious, tears,

anxious, GOD, anxious, new year, anxious, shouting, anxious, clapping, anxious,

slaves, anxious, free, anxious, emotional, anxious, rebirth......anxious, anxious,

anxious, anxious !!!

Hannah Johnson, mother of a Northern Black soldier, writing to President Abraham

Lincoln about the Emancipation Proclamation, July 31, 1863 stated:

" When you are dead and in Heaven, in a thousand years that action of yours will make the Angels sing your praises."

January one 1863 EMANCIPATED and FREE......JUBILEE

As the Ancestors planted their seeds,vines of hope sprouted forth new life:

With pride, I salute and tip my strands of grey hair to one of my brothers who was

chosen to benefit from one of those vines of hope. Sharing also this 150 year

Emancipation Proclamation Celebration and his day of birth together.

Wheras on January One 1948 a mother and father rushed to an air-force hospital in

Texas where they anxiously awaited the birth of their child. Reflecting on the fact

that this child would be born free and knowing that all the Williams sons and

daughters benefited from that day over 150 years ago.

January one 1948..... Anxious, water, anxious, awake, anxious, relax, anxious,

breathe, anxious, Lackland, anxious, tears, anxious, relieved, anxious, happy,

anxious, San Antonio, anxious, smile, anxious, sleepy, anxious, JESUS, anxious,

thank you, anxious, blessed, anxious, proud, anxious, soldier dad, anxious, at last,

anxious,and then along came an anxious male =

A anxious mama smiled and stroked his forehead. His anxious Daddy said, "Thats my

boy" as he stuck his chest out and anxiously handed out cigars!

This one's for you Dude minus the Blue Bell and Delaware Punch

As he poses in his favorite shirt..........