We’ve all had someone throughout our childhood who has help mold us into the person that we are today. I have been blessed with a large number of family and friends who are strong- willed and very determined people.
Back in the day, when you did something wrong, an adult would grab a switch from a tree. Sometimes you even had to go get it for them, and then get hit with it. That was a time of both good and bad. It was also a time when someone's word meant something. A lot of things have changed since then.
The person that stands out most to me is my Aunt Bea. Her real name was Beatrice, but we all called her Aunt Bea. Whenever I was around her she would say, “Young’n, you’re my shadow.” She was the world’s best cook to me. There would be fresh eggs she got out of the hen house and sausage in the morning with those big fresh tomatoes from her garden. She would always be in her garden either weeding or gathering what was ready to be eaten.