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Rest in Peace, Grandma

Edythe Booker Mason, 1918 – 2019 Who are we without her? Grandma was and is the heart of our family, and the hub of our family. Aging isn’t for cowards, she’d say. A hundred and one year old body is going to decline and there’s a precipice at the end of that process. It’s the…

Rest in Peace, Aunt Drayde

When I was a kid, the family would go to Aunt Drayde’s house for crab feasts. Newspaper spread across the table and the red-orange crabs like living sculptures. Sometimes we would go with her and Auntie A. to buy the crabs, bring them back, and I’d be in the kitchen watching her cook them. I…

Happy 100th Birthday, Grandma!

We celebrated Grandma’s birthday yesterday. It was a big deal. Lot of people. Five generations. It was good to see family again. You all know how it goes. Families tend to be dispersed and busy with their lives so funerals and weddings tend to draw them from afar. So we were able to celebrate Grandma’s…

Rest In Peace, Kenneth

Twenty nine years old. So young. Respect and love, cousin. Technically, first cousin once removed, which (I had to look it up) qualifies as nephew. But nephew doesn’t seem quite right. I guess… Apparently, there had been a storm brewing for a long time. There’s only so much a person can take and only so…

2017 Year in Review

Inside: I attached too many photos so it’ll take a while to load. Rookie mistake. The word of the year is “limerence”. Let’s start here. I had a list of things I wanted to do/accomplish in 2017. Let’s take a look at that. 2016 Year in Review Learn to swim Learn to shoot (right handed…