Misery Loves Company!
Tana said that she has a letter... that mama wrote on her old typewriter... with white-out paste-over errors...
It was a one page obit for Big Mama's funeral March 17-1971. ....said hearing mama's voice and style was something else to envision...
But the very content stunned me!...... Big Mama attended a Baptist Church (college background...??) and when she converted to COGIC.... her family disowned her... wanting nothing to do with that holiness message of early 1900!
Well, she only had Lucinda - her mother with her during the time in AR that she met and married T.B. Sipuel.
History repeated itself as I was raised Holiness... and married Lawrence and I have spent the rest of my days (my kids) in the Baptist church!
more later.... that's another story!