Saturday, May 26, 2012
Grandma Kizzie is 97 years old. She raised 6 children and made sure that they all graduated from college. She now has 19 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren and 15 great, great grandchildren.
Kizzie passes on the stories of all of the ancestors to all of the children. Her favorite stories is about her great grandparents. Her great, grandfather was an escaped slave. He was shot by one of the overseers when he ran into the woods to hide. An Indian woman found him half dead under some branches. Her people brought him back to their village where they nursed him back to health and hid him from the slave master.
After a few years the Indian woman and the slave were married by the chief and they had two sons and two daughters. The children had brown skin and thick, curly, coal black hair. When the plantation owner saw the children he tried to claim them as his "property". Their mother got between the slave master and the children and cried and told him that they were Indian children and by law he couldn't take them.
The children grew up as free men and women. One of the daughters went on to become college educated. She graduated and became a professor at one of the Black universities.
That woman was Kizzie's grandmother.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Cindy is wearing school colors and her cheerleader uniform today because it's homecoming and tonight is the big game.
She'll be right out in front cheering the team on to victory and getting everyone in the school spirit.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Miranda with her flaming red hair and soft green eyes is dressed for a hot summer weekend of shopping in the Hamptons.
Don't let her sexy demeanor fool you though. She is one of Manhattan's top corporate attorneys.
One of her favorite things to do besides shopping is hanging out with her three best friends. The four of them have been seen at the best parties and the most popular clubs.
They never have to wait in line to get in because they always wear the latest fashions.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Martha Sue is five years old and she lives with her grandmother in Baltimore. She was born in 1918 and is growing up during the "Roaring 20's".
In the summer she loves to help her grandmother in the garden where the grow corn, tomatoes, strawberries, raspberries and other fruits and vegetables.
Every year her grandmother makes jam, jelly, and relish to sell at the fair.
Martha is wearing her favorite Sunday dress and shoes. Her grandmother made her dress and her pretty pink ribbons, butterfly barrette and her little brown bunny were presents from her favorite aunt and uncle.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
This is Donna, she is an attorney, a busy realtor, and a talented artist.
She has beautiful cornflower blue eyes and platinum hair.
Her sister Cheryl asked that she be designed and created as a one of a kind birthday gift.
She is wearing a great tailored but feminine business suit, high heels, a designer bag and diamond stud earrings.
Happy Birthday Donna!!!
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
This is Mariah and this is a very special night for her. She is dressed and ready to go to her first high school dance. Her date bought her a beautiful wrist corsage that matches her dress perfectly.
Dad says that curfew is at 10:00, "No Exceptions!" Mariah will be 14 years old in a few weeks so mom says that she can wear a little lipstick and mascara, just for tonight because it's a special occasion.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Well, work, illness and family commitments had to come first this year and I didn't get to finish the A to Z challenge. I will try again next year. I'm glad to report that my family is doing much better, I finally kicked the spring cold/allergy syndrome and work has leveled off a bit. I work on my art and my dolls every chance I get, even when things aren't going so well.
This is Alice Blue. She is one of the good things that came out of the cold I was trying to get rid of, so at least something positive came out of it.
Alice has been chasing this little rabbit for days now. Her mother tells her she must be more lady-like but her father loves her adventurous spirit.
Alice has great courage and an amazing imagination. She wants to grow up to be a writer some day.
She's wearing her favorite "Alice Blue" dress and a blue hair ribbon. She also has her little white rabbit tied with a blue ribbon so that he won't get away.