Bring Back Real Black Mommas
We need them now more than ever!!
OLD SCHOOL BLACK MOMMAS
There used to be a time when
Black children were the best behaved
children in the world, now look at them
Time out my foot!!!
1. Have you ever been called downstairs
from upstairs or the back
of the house, or
from the front of the house to get the remote,
the channel, or bring her a glass of ice water?
2. Have you ever been hit with an extension
cord, a switch, or the nearest shoe?
3. Have you ever had to pick your own switch
off the tree and she sent you back because
the one you picked was too little?
4. Have you ever been burned on your
ear with a straightening comb?
5. Have you ever been hit in the head
or knuckles with a comb or hair brush?
6. Have you ever been told to "Shut up
or I'll give you something
to cry about while she beats
you with a belt ~ pronouncing every syllable,
"Did-n't---I---tell----you---not---to-do--!--- That---no --- more?!"
7. Your ponytails or plaits were so
tight, you got those little bumps around you scalp.
8. The white people in the school office
(principal, secretary, etc) were afraid of her?
9. You were scared to go home when
you had a bad report card?
10. Alcohol, peroxide, cocoa butter,
and Vaseline were the main
items in the bathroom cabinet.
And that red hot water bottle hanging
behind the bathroom door?
11. You were never "on punishment" -
just got a whipping right out
of the shower.
12. Have you ever been pinched for
going to sleep in church?
13. She made you participate in
every church activity (choir,
Sunday school, Jr. Usher Board,
Easter play, Christmas play, etc.)?
14. Has she ever come inside and
picked you up from school dance
in hair rollers and her gown or
pajamas on under her coat?
15. When you ask her for something,
her response was... "You got a job?"
16. Have you ever been beaten for
something your brother or sister
did just because you were around?
17. She vacuums everyday just so
the carpet can have lines in it
18. Have you ever been told to turn
off the TV, get off the phone,
or sit down and
be quiet when it's storming outside
because the Lord was
doing His work?
19. Friends, family and friends of
the family try to keep you out
of trouble because they know your
mother and how she is?
20. You were afraid to call the
child abuse hotline (because you
weren't allowed to use the phone
without her permission)?
21. She had to talk to God...
"Lord, please don't let me hurt this
child!!!" before she gives you a whipping.
22. You knew NOT to talk about what
went on in your house with
(other family members, friends,
school authority, etc), because
you were told,
"What goes on in this house, stays in this house!!!"
"KNOWING THAT THEY HAD A
BEAUTIFUL BLACK MOTHER,
WHO DIDN'T TAKE NO MESS
WHEN THEY WERE GROWING
Internet Cards to the Family
The family is deeply grateful to all of you for your love and compassion, prayers, and support during this period of bereavement. Your presence, your words encouragementand your acts of kindness and love have been a vital source
of strength during this very difficult time.
In loving Memory of her
husband she was
married for 54 years to the late
Febuary 9, 1933
March 19, 2006
Click here to go to his web site
To everything there is a season
And a time for every purpose under heaven.
A time to be born and a time to die.