A funny thing happened along this journey of mine

Is it fate or is it destiny or maybe a coincidence. Better yet, could it be our Ancestors have led us back to where our roots began to grow in this country? Please read and make up your own mind!! My research has taken me first to Liberia, Canada, then back to Charles Town WestContinue reading “A funny thing happened along this journey of mine”

In Honor of the Fathers of DeWitty – Audacious

Published in the Valentine Midland News June 17, 2015 Father’s Day   DeWitty-Audacious   Indeed, Father’s Day is here, so we make a special effort to let them know how much we care. We make a special effort to honor them. I think the best way to honor them is to acknowledge that their strugglesContinue reading “In Honor of the Fathers of DeWitty – Audacious”

Remembering the Emmanuel Family

DeWitty-Audacious The family of Joshua and Mary Emanuel    Joyceann Gray 6/13/2015 A Town of New Beginnings and Lasting Legacies Their point was not to establish a generational farming community but to establish a base for their children and future generations as well as excel in whatever field they chose.  And they had the audacity toContinue reading “Remembering the Emmanuel Family”

What A Moving And Encouraging Afternoon!

The gathering We met, offered our stories, tried to make genealogical connections and shared a meal. We hugged and laughed and continued to fellowship until late in the afternoon.  We shared and ate all under the gaze of the Washington’s in portraits around the hallways and rooms. Oh yes, the times have surely changed! How do I explainContinue reading “What A Moving And Encouraging Afternoon!”

In Honor of National Soul Food Month: The Roots of Soul

Originally posted on Afroculinaria:
It’s National Soul Food Month. Yes there is such a thing! I thought I might take you on a tour of one of the sources of soul, the early Chesapeake. I’ve written frequently about the Chesapeake being the first “Creole cuisine,” in mainland Anglo America.  That is, it’s the first in…

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