One Word Photo Challenge: Family


One Word Photo Challenge: Family

One Word Photo Challenge: Family

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Part III: People, Places & Things

If you want to share a literal image of the actual word, do that. But if you’d rather play with word association, post something that reminds you of the specific word, or something you use the word for, do so. It only has to make sense to you. Have fun and keep on photographing!

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This week’s word is Family!

My Family Past and Present from the 19th Century to the 21st Century!





The Dying Cries of Men… | a cooking pot and twisted tales

Jacqueline who is a Queen Poetic Genius captures the heart, soul, and mind of an old soldier recounting the hurt pain and sorrow of war.

The voices of warriors are the same everywhere.  Will we heed the voices of old soldiers or will their agonies of battles past succumb to false future glories.


Share Your World – March 20, 2017


Share Your World – March 20, 2017

Share Your World – March 20, 2017


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How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? 

People tell me I look like I’m in my 40s so I would maybe be around age 42.

So, you’re on your way out and it’s raining. Do you know where your umbrella is or do you frantically search for it all over your apartment/house?

I know where my umbrella is because I hang it up in my bedroom in the same spot all the time.

Do you recharge your energy by going out with friends for a good time or by spending with quiet time alone?

Quiet time alone. By nature I am a Solitary.

Name three things you and your spouse, partner or best friend  to have in common.

My girlfriend La’Verne and I are both sensitive short, petite, pretty Black Women who are family oriented. We both enjoy dancing we can give the guys a run for their money on the dance floor.

La’Verne watches over her elderly mother and has a beautiful intelligent hardworking adult daughter and of course I have my brother Stephen whom I adore!!

Louis Jordan Reet, Petite, And Gone


Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

As I’m running behind with this weekly challenge I’m grateful that the first week in March I was on vacation and I got to spend time with my brother Stephen even though it was freezing cold outside. Grateful that Snowstorm Stella which battered NYC is over. Me and snow don’t get along and I’m NOT friends with snow’s cousins ice and sleet either.

Looking forward to Spring, warmer weather and more opportunities to be outside either at NYC’s various Botanic Gardens, parks and just walking around taking in sunshine, warmth, outdoor activities and people watching.









Sharing wishes with strangers makes a powerful emotional statement.

Shinnyo-en Lantern Floating 2014

You write your wishes/prayers on the Lantern then float it in a body of water. I’ve done various volunteer activities with this Buddhist Temple.  I don’t attend as much as I used to but I still get together with my Japanese friends for Buddhist services, chanting and meditation.



My Greatest Wish is to spend more time with my brother Stephen who is an Awesome Autism Guy! ♡ ♡ ☆ ☆



Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all my Irish Friends and Buddies.  According to the DNA testing company 23andMe my brother Stephen and I have a small Irish Ancestry Claim.

Please keep in mind that ancestry is only traced from your mother’s side as only Women carry Mitochondrial DNA which is passed from Mother to child.  In order for me to get information on my Dad’s side one of my paternal cousins would have to take the DNA test.

When I was younger and especially when I was a kid I would get stopped on the street all the time by total strangers asking me if I was Native American. Got the same question from a Korean Sister who was giving me a facial. Obviously the African and Native American genes stand out more than anything else. Or at least to friends and neighbors.

Here is the 411 on our family genetics:

Deborah Palmer


Sub-Saharan African 86.9%

European 11.3%
East Asian & Native American 1.4%
Unassigned 0.4%
European 11.3%
Northwestern European 8.8%

British & Irish 5.0%

Broadly Northwestern European 3.7%
Southern European 1.2%
Broadly Southern European 1.2%
Broadly European 1.3%
Above photos of my Mom Mable Elizabeth Palmer and my Grandmother Hattie Finney Banks. Below Me and Stephen.
Me and My brother Stephen December 1961