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My First Date

Life Story Club Contributor

Oct 22, 2019

Oh my first date, I was 16 years old when I first start dating because my parents. They were very strict with us. Only time you’d see your friend is you go to church on Sunday, or you go uptown on Saturday, not that you write letters. It was no telephone or nothing, no connect or nothing. So we would write a letter. You go and buy your stamp, and the envelope, and write letter. Then you wait for the mailman to bring your little love letter.

And then we meet up on Sunday at church, and we spend the day together. Then, like on a Wednesday night, you can only have company. A guy come to your house on a Wednesday night, no other night because you have to get up. You have to work, or you go to school. So they were very strict. And so we used to do that. And then when we go back to school, and that’s when we would see them every day, and we have a good time.

So, then he got killed on the road going home from church one Sunday. Uh-huh.

I was 19 when I meet my husband. And we had a beautiful life, and a beautiful love life together.


Life Story Club Contributor

Oct 8, 2019

Well, I love to cook. I cook and I share with my friends. I do my cooking on Sundays, I share with my neighbors, these neighbors. I like to bake too. My specialty is corn pudding, but a little bit of everything. Peach cobbler, fruit cake, sweet potato pies. Like the weekend, my two daughters came over with their friends. I made a big dinner for them, and they eat. My son is in Jersey, bring him back home yesterday so he got his food. My two neighbors got food Sunday, and I’m always sharing. I gotta make bring my corn pudding because some of y’all didn’t get it. Thursday I have to do a big cooking. For a funeral, I gotta make some food for my friend. I have the chicken already prepared. My neighbor, the lady who lived next door. I gotta cook for her. I bake fruit cake, all kinds of cake. My mother and my sister taught me. And I watch other people, not on cooking shows just in the house. People in the South make very good food.

“She can cook anything” – Norma

Young Trouble

Life Story Club Contributor

Oct 8, 2019

I used to be a nice person. I used to go to Sunday school, I was a Sunday school teacher. And I was the youngest out of 6. I used to love to cook, I used to love to clean. I still love to cook. And me and my friend, when we were teenager, we went out one night. We were supposed to be home at 10 o’clock, we didn’t get back until the next morning. So me and my friend had to lie and say the car broke down!

Another time, when I was about 18 or 19. I used to go on dates. My father would tell my friends, bring her back before 12 o’clock. So one night it was after 12, he said, “The next time you bring her back, you can take her home with you.”

So one time we went to the beach. We had a good time. We left on Saturday night, and we didn’t come back until Monday morning. It was 6 of us. We had a good time, we just enjoyed ourselves. We went Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I’m from the South from King Street, South Carolina. We just took the car to Myrtle. We lived in the South but we had a beautiful time. I wouldn’t give nothin’ for it. It’s not fun here. It’s like when we grew up we had a lot of fun and what not. We used to work on the farm, we raised a lot of cows, horse, chicken. I had all my sisters and brothers, they were very nice to me. Three of them passed away. We all get along very well, we’re a very close-knit family. I have 3 children and 7 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandkids.

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