A family time to remember ...

My nephew has started a tradition of sorts. The past three years on our late mother’s birthday (Feb. 5) her kids and some of the grandkids and great-grandkids get together and visit the church she attended and was a member of for 76 years before her death in 2009. This is done to honor and to remember her. She was a charter member of the Sugar Hill congregation - joining at the tender age of 16 in 1933. This year would have been her 101st birthday.
 
So we traveled to Texas on Saturday to attend the service with our siblings on Sunday morning. Mother would have enjoyed hearing the songs she loved and knowing her family was together there in the church she attended all her life. My cousin, Nelda, who still attends the church, led the singing and was actually as much a part of our family as us kids. Her mother and mine were sisters. She and I are only a month apart in age and we were together all of our childhood. She still lives in the same community and within a stone’s throw from where she grew up.

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