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The Enduring Legacies of African-American Families

The Enduring Legacies of African-American Families

How are you, Jimmy, my boy? Fine, I hope, and much better than your other half, I trust. You will not be surprised to learn that I gave Audrey’s wedding a miss. Just before I left London, I had thought at length about whether or not I should go. I turned it over and over in my mind right up until the time I arrived here at the “Y”, and I finally decided not to attend on the day I went to see Constance, and Pat did not seem to know me. Or even worst, she did not want to know me.

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lonely blues from my window

Lonely Blues

Yo Jimmy! I am so lonely here. But how are you, Sweetheart? How are the birds around the hall? Hope you are keeping well out of their way. I hear you are now wearing a ponytail and that could be quite dangerous if they decide to leave their calling cards. Remember, I am not there to help you to sort out the sordid details. You know how confused you can get because you lost your glass eye. It is £500 to have it replaced, I’m told. I can’t say I blame you for being scared to visit the opticians. I heard about a chap who went in for an eye test and came out quite sightless. One cannot be too careful these days, can one?

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The Shadow Government - The Powers That Be

The Powers That Be

Sunday worship was very interesting. One of the new trendy churches. No Blacks, but quite a few Asians—of the Chinese variety. Lovely woman, I can’t remember her name, but her husband’s name is Luciano. How could I possibly forget that? His namesake is one of my favourite singers! Anyway, they were especially kind to me and gave me a lift home. I would have prefered to walk, but they do not seem to cater for pedestrians in this area, and it could be a bit dangerous walking on the road, especially for someone of my hue. So I was grateful to them for the ride.

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