Monday, January 11, 2010

Monday Madness and with Gladness - Lucinda Smith

My Great Grandma Cindy ( listed on Census at Sindia  via Lucinda)

About Lucinda's Tree, folks we realize we can never repay Lucinda and we can only imagine the sacrifice she must have made to survive slavery. Cousin Ada Lois, lawy professor, retired, and our guest speaker gave us some enlightening history regarding the practice of chattel slavery, including the bit abot Lucinda having to name her children Smith when they were Andersons for fear of Captain Anderson, and his wife.

Remember, Lucinda was the slave master's cook, and a single parent of seven. She must have worked long hours preparing food for his family in addition to her own. A hard worker, our hero. What strength can we learn from her: Together, we will explore the strengths that brought her through and teach our children.

"Fruit does not fall too far from the tree," a reflection of her strength may be seen by looking at her fruit.

A "Someone you should know" person may reflect something of Lucinda. They are our family heroes and our role models. Who are they? We will learn who they are and of their accomplishment so we can educate, motivate, and show our children there is a bleak of hope, even in hard times, they made it... so can we.
General: 1994 Smith Family Reunion -Memphis TN

Smith Family Newsletter,  Winter Edition 1994

Interesting site to follow in Mississippi

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