Oct 27

Resume Meetups in January

By Mary Rabe | Events

We’re taking a break for a little while and will resume our meetings in January 2019. In the meantime, please share ideas on new programs of interest to our group, whether it’s a movie or special speaker or whatever will inspire us to go forward with plans to help those in need now. You can […]

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Apr 22

Johnny’s Story

By Mary Rabe | Race Relations

Forgiveness Freed Me from Decades of Burden Did you ever make an innocent mistake as a child that grew to haunt you as an adult? That’s what happened to me. I grew up in a plantation-like environment. There were many African American people who worked for my family, and they were not treated equally in […]

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Dec 12

Rodee

By Mary Rabe | Race Relations

Rodee

Rodee was like a second mother to me as she was our housekeeper and my closest companion for the first nine years of my life. She was my best friend and I think that I was closer to her than to my own mother when I was little.  She started working for my family shortly before I was born.

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Jul 23

Breaking Down the Wall

By Mary Rabe | Race Relations

Breaking Down Walls

January, this is the time of year that reminds me of another person who “lived on the place”.  James was a 55 year old African American man who worked on my father’s land.  He was the handy man responsible for putting up and taking down our Christmas decorations for the front of the house.  He […]

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