Something to remember, as we enter a new year: Yesterday's history, Tomorrow is a mystery and Today is a gift, that's why it is called "the present". [Via]

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Remembering Mother Wright

Mother Wright, who was a early Prescott-Oakland Point resident, stayed a couple of doors down from our house (Campbell Village) at 896 Campbell street in the early 60's.

Bishop Bob Jackson (who was also a Campbell village resident, living right behind us) will be leading the funeral services held May 28, beginning at 10 a.m. at ACTS FULL GOSPEL, COGIC.

Everyone knew everyone back then.

“I Heard That”: Remembering Mother Wright article excerpts:

Born July 11, 1921, raised in Louisiana, grew up poor, lost her mother when she was only 5 years old, raised by her father. In 1950, she fled an abusive husband and took her nine children by train to Oakland where other relatives lived. Mother Wright remarried, family increased to 12 children, worked two jobs to support her clan.

REMINDED of her words expressed when honored at an awards ceremony some years ago, lyrics from a hymn...”I’M A SHIP WITHOUT A SAIL, AND BY GOD’S GRACE, I’VE COME A LONG WAY. I DON’T KNOW WHAT I WOULD DO WITHOUT THE LORD.”

She’d fought a good fight, kept the faith, It was her time to CATCH THE ‘A’ TRAIN!

Mother Wright will truly be missed!