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Re: A Growing Community
In Response To: Re: A Growing Community ()
I do remember her making that point that "they get as many wives as they want and you won't be able to say a thing" about it. Oh, well.
As far as us being related, I used to wonder every time I saw the Walker surname, too. In researching my husband's ADAMS line, MS has never come into the picture. His ADAMS, JOYCE and SETTLE lines are for the most part from NC. My paternal GF George Walker was born in MS, his unknown black mother was from VA. His white father was born in MS but that family migrated from TN. My GF was owned by either JARRETT PEARSON WALKER or ELISHA DEAN in Attala Co., MS.
Getting back to Gbolahah, (his middle name was KUNLE) he refused to tell me his age and I foolishly blurted out something about candles on his birthday cake. He patiently pointed out that his country held no such ritual as to include a cake with candles. He also said that younger people in his tribe (country?) were not permitted to know the ages of anyone older. Basically, nobody told their ages. You just were required to respect your elders. That's something we ALL are taught as children.