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Elijah and Gabriel's grandma.

Religious Trials

My momma had us kneel and pray every night before bed. I and my sisters were carted off to a Baptist church every Sunday. I always found it extremely boring and by the time I was 5 years old had … Continue reading

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Reflecting

I remember my great-grandma who was around 90 at the time and who still owned a wooden ice box though it was no longer used as such, telling me when I was a child (I was like 8) how much … Continue reading

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Thirteen Years Since I’ve Last Seen You

Elijah, Gabriel and Kyle, For 13 years I have lived with anticipation of when I would again see you. Today, I at least got to see pictures of you. I’m glad you look healthy and happy.  I love you very … Continue reading

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Cracker Barrel

JD: What is it that you like most about Cracker Barrel? Christine: Well, Cracker Barrel, it is a family restaurant, kind of homey, kind of country-like. It has home-cooked country kind of food. I don’t think the portions are overly … Continue reading

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Best Memories From Grandma’s Childhood

John: What are your best memories from childhood? Christine: My best memories are my sisters. Really. My sisters, to tell you truth. And, the older I get, the more I realize that. And my mother, ya know. I adored my … Continue reading

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Pictures of Grandma’s Pets Gabriel and Elijah Robinson, here are some pictures of Grandma’s pets. She looks forward to the day when you get a chance to meet them. Lucy and Lulu Playing Lucy gnawing on my cell phone cover; … Continue reading

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A Perfect Reflection

If ever a building Represented Decisions made within, Pristine, White like lynch mobs, Marbled, With the ghosts of Jim Crow, Of race-based airs of superiority And victimization It is this one: The Lurlene Wallace Building Capitol of Montgomery

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Imagine

Imagine Frozen as a statue Soul locked within Never uttering a word To those who gaze upon you Imagine Suppressing your opinion Always mute Even when asked Imagine the loneliness Imagine Trapped in stone Forever copyright  2018 Christine Robinson (slightly … Continue reading

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Christine’s Thoughts about Christmas Time

This is a recording of Christine’s thoughts about Christmas time, recorded 16 Dec 2012. The transcription is below. JD: So at Christmas time, you tend to think about you enjoy peppermint sticks and things like that. What else is it … Continue reading

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Protected: I Wish that I Could See You

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