To My Fellow White Ladies

Very clear and to the point. Please read and share. Thank you for sharing your view “white lady”. I really appreciate this.

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White ladies, I have some bad news.

I love you.

(That is not the bad news. I just want to say it first, because I do love you.)

You raised me. You are most of the ladies I spend time with. You are all of the ladies that I am related to. You are most of the ladies that I learned with, and work with. You are the ladies who licked a hankie and wiped my face before the pastor of the parish came around to our table. You are the ladies who taught me how to cook the things your husbands and sons loved to eat. You are the ladies who showed me to tuck a pair of pads and a bottle of ibuprofen into my purse, always (always! don’t forget). You are the ladies who smoothed your hands down my hair while I fell asleep in your lap. You…

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About familytreegirl

Shelley Murphy, aka “familytreegirl”, a native of Michigan residing in Central Virginia, Shelley has been an avid genealogist for over 25+ years researching the Davis, Marsh, Goens/Goins/Goings, Roper, Boyer, Worden, Cureton, and Murphy family lines. She is a Coordinator and faculty for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI), presents Genealogy 101 workshops at the local community college, state and national genealogy conferences. She holds a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership and works as an adjunct professor for Averett University. Murphy is known for her inspiring and interactive “Getting Started” Methods and Strategies for genealogy research, “Time and File management” along with interesting problem-solving methodology lectures. Shelley currently has 20+ publications with Charlottesville Genealogy Examiner and the Central Virginia Heritage, a publication of the Central Virginia Genealogical Association. She is an instructor for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI). Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Adjunct Professor, Professional Genealogist. Volunteers for American Red Cross as a Disaster Services Instructor, facilitates financial education workshops for the last 8 years, and former licensed Real Estate Broker
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