Tuesday, September 26, 2017



Strong: Mary Shadd;  Lawyer and Publisher

Who among us women exhibit strength
Without first knowing weakness
Who among us women are strong
Without being humble

Striking: Valaida Snow; Musician Extraordinaire

Words, not really
We grow through life's beauty
We learn throughout the length of time
We utilize our strength
While increasing knowledge fills our mind

Stalwarth:  Bessie Smith; Actress

We suffer, we laugh, we cry
We dry our eyes when necessary
Straight and tall we stand
Why, because we can?
No, because it's in the plan

Serene: Ellen Sirleaf; President of Liberia

When daylight brings the morning dew 
Winds whispering breezes flow
Lifting up the windows of our souls
Bringing forth our spiritual renew

Spiritual: Sojourner; The Truth For Women's Rights


We softly sing praises
Sometimes under our breath
Long ago songs of fellowship
Are those our memory raises
Old Time Religion 

Substance: Sloane Stevens; Professional Tennis Player

Songs of youth, hymns in church
Jesus loves me this I know
The tap tap of  feet
Waving hands
Up and down to and fro

Sublime: Roshara Sanders; Exec. Sous Chief, Combat Veteran 

Strong women raised us
The best they knew how
Not by happenstance 
Sometimes a blessing in disguise

Steadfast: Symone Sanders; Political Activist

And then we grew


By sixteen

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Hey Lady In The Red Polka Dot Dress!

Who Are You Lady In The Red Polka Dot Dress?

Here we go again, as I try to make sense of my dreams.

Lady in the red polka dot dress why were you standing there talking to me with your back turned?

Since I woke up, I am trying to figure out who in the world you are.

I know that if any of my family were talking to me, I would surely know who they were. That includes my cousins in Texas, my sister in laws and anyone else I know, so who are you?

Lady in the red polka dot dress why did you point your finger to the back of you without turning around, then telling me to go to your house and look in the drawer.

What house, what drawer??? I don't even know you.....Maybe if you turn around and let me see your face.

Was it this type of  drawer?

Or did it look like this?

Lady in the red polka dot dress your hair is rather light brown with shades of blond or sandy red combed under  in a large roll.  The style was  really neat not a hair out of place.

Hey Lady in the red polka dot dress was your hair in the front combed into a bang?

You know, like my mama's hair with her bangs looking all cute.

Of Course I would not ever know because Lady, YOU DID NOT TURN AROUND!!!!

And by the way lady in the red polka dot dress, from the back it looks like that dress you have on is none like I have seen before. The ones ladies wear these days are rather sexy looking.

Of  course I am assuming that the dress is "not" sexy looking in the front because again Lady in the red polka dot dress, YOU DID NOT TURN AROUND !!!

Lady in the red polka dot dress you did not give me your address so that I could look in the drawer.

How did I get  there, and how did I know what drawer to look in?.... Because I DID mysteriously get there and I DID go in a drawer....Sheesh!!

Now I am really perplexed.......

Inside the drawer wrapped up in a baggy are numerous cd's that have Microsoft Word and  Excel plus it looked like Photoshop and few more I did not see.

Thats when I woke up!

In my thinking cap mode I tried to gather all the clues that may lead me to the gist of this dream.

Now I am not sure I can blame my elusive maternal 3rd great-grandmother on this one who just happened to be born in 1854 and they had not invented Cd's let alone Microsoft in that day and age.

So who is she and what is she to me?

I will eliminate my paternal great grandmother on this side because I just know she would not even think to wear a red polka dot dress and her hair is not that sandy reddish color.

I know that I owe Shelley Murphy a " somewhat completed" timeline that I should have submitted when I went to MAAGI (Midwest African American Genealogy Institute) in July of this year.

I wanted to do it in Powerpoint....sigh!

By the way, I did not see the Powerpoint cd  so I need to eliminate Shelley as the lady in the polka dot dress.  Besides  Shelley would not wear that kind of dress and is so much younger than that dress even portrayed.

I can't eliminate any houses because I never saw one inkling of a house I have ever been in or near in this dream.
Heck I can't even tell what the dresser looked like but I know it was a dresser because I pulled open the drawer.

Lady in the red polka dot dress I don't know whether I like you or not.

I know I need to purchase a powerpoint program so I can get Shelley off my back and get her a timeline  but you did not have to remind me.

Oh well, I wonder if tonight you will revisit me with a new chapter in this saga.

Lady in the red polka dot dress, I will be waiting and you better turn around so I can see your face or I promise you I will wake up before you even start playing your game.