The Tree She Planted Book Release – Celebrating and Making Black History

Just released in eBook and Paperback format . . .
The Tree She Planted  – Celebrating and Making Black History
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The Tree She Planted is an informational and inspirational history of my family reunion, including revelations of the powerful positive impact reunions can have on all families.  I share my experiences of attending all forty-five consecutive reunions, revealing rewards I’ve experienced in personal and professional growth.  The Tree She Planted is inspirational, historical, and visionary; and a helpful guide to reunion planners.  It includes challenges faced, solutions implemented; and reminders of your inherent power to make a difference.

The Tree She Planted is confirmation that the still small voice of our Creator wants us to be a larger and stronger part of the great institution of Family.  It is family and proper spiritual guidance, that will provide us with the ability to survive, prosper, and build upon the strong legacies we have inherited.


Inspirations – Fri., Dec. 7, 1941

It was an egregious violation of the American Constitution. We were innocent American citizens, and we were imprisoned simply because we happened to look like the people who bombed Pearl Harbor. It shows us just how fragile our Constitution is.

George Takei

May we never forget Pearl Harbor, or repeat any of its injustice.

Henry Ford – Author, Speaker, Consultant 

Happy Thanksgiving 2018

Reflections of  November 22, 1963

On November 22, 1963, a female co-worker, after cheering the death (by assassination) of John F. Kennedy, a president, war hero, husband, and father; turned to me, laughed, and asked, “Well, what are you people going to do now?”  Each day I answer that question in my compassion toward others.  

 – From Page 150 of Reflections and Perspectives by Henry Ford – 

Giving Thanks Today that we can rise above circumstances, surroundings, poisonous minds and tongues, and other forms of ignorance and hate. YES WE CAN!

Happy Thanksgiving

Inspirations – Tue., Sep. 11, 2018

Twinsburg High Students, some of whom were not yet born on 9-11-2001, have shown that they will always remember. How then, could the rest of us ever forget? 

Thank you students, staff, and school administration. 

Thanks to Twinsburg VFW Post 4929 for the Flag Donation. 

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Inspirations – Wed., April 4, 2018

We’ve got some difficult days ahead . . . But it really doesn’t matter with me now, because I’ve been to the mountaintop; I’ve seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the Promised Land.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.