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with Christopher, 1985
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with Tribe, 2016
First Borns

First Borns

Mary with sons Preston and Aaron

Spiritual True

Spiritual True

On the steps with Brothers Aaron, Eugene, Carey Lee, Jerry, and niece Lily.

Middle Baby

Middle Baby

With Brothers Carey Lee and Bobby

White Sunday

White Sunday

With Brothers at Spiritual True Baptist Church

Sibling Rivalry

Sibling Rivalry

With Carey Lee, Aaron, Eugene, Jerry, and Lorraine

Lunch

Lunch

With Aaron

After Church

After Church

With husband and daughter

Baby Girl

Baby Girl

With husband and daughter

Saturday

Saturday

Out with husband and Aunt Willa

Wedding Day

Wedding Day

"I do!"

Date Night

Date Night

"I made this dress!"

1986

1986

Family Photo

Threshold

Threshold

"Hold me tight!"

Superhero

Superhero

With grandson Tribe

Daughters

Daughters

Picking Billye up from Howard University with DaChe

Family First

Family First

With Preston Sr. and sons

She Cute

She Cute

...and she knew it.

Working

Working

At the University of Chicago

First Daughter

First Daughter

With niece Sharon

Three the Hard Way

Three the Hard Way

Temple Family Reunion, 1997 with daughter and mother

Chicago

Chicago

Preparing to send Billye off to college with Mom

Graduation

Graduation

Posing with Mother – while grieving recently deceased Father

Oil My Scalp

Oil My Scalp

At Sharon's house with Mrs. Temple

My Other Son

My Other Son

Billye's husband, Malari

Sankofa Waters Rites of Passage

Sankofa Waters Rites of Passage

Celebrating the newlyweds with Doris

The new Dr. Mrs. Sankofa Waters

The new Dr. Mrs. Sankofa Waters

Wedding, 2012

North Carolina

North Carolina

c. 2010

Simple Life

Simple Life

June 2021

Graduation

Graduation

With Billye, earning her MA in 2009

What's Better than One Drink

What's Better than One Drink

TWO! First time out since the pandemic started – at Rustin Way, 2019

Mother of the Queen

Mother of the Queen

Posing in a dress Billye bought in Cameroon, 2015

It's my Birthday!

It's my Birthday!

In Houston, c. 2009

Cooking

Cooking

Cooking and not handing out recipes

58th and Calumet

58th and Calumet

Back porch in Chicago with Sharon and Bell

Hats!

Hats!

With Nephew Eric

My Children

My Children

DaChe, Aaron, Billye, Preston

Saturday Nights

Saturday Nights

Edythe, Robbie, Sister, Bob, Bessie, GW, Bill, Aaron, and Preston

Nuptials

Nuptials

Pee Wee, Aaron, Bill, Mother, Uncle Carey

1990

1990

Four generations

Temple Cafe

Temple Cafe

Christmas c. 1958

On the Dance Floor

On the Dance Floor

At the Burwell Wedding

Vacay

Vacay

With Preston, Mother, Pee Wee, and Aaron

Hugs

Hugs

Aaron and Jerry, c. 2019