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My Mother Was One of My Heroes

Updated: Jul 1, 2021

By: Donald V. Watkins

Copyrighted and Published on June 23, 2021

I dedicate this photo to Lillian Bernice Varnado Watkins, my mother and one of my earliest heroes. A picture is worth a thousand words.

When this photo was taken, I was 15-years-old and wearing a stocking cap on my head to make my hair wavy. I loved my mother and learned so much from her about our family's history in America. She was my first teacher and best friend for life. My momma and father gave my siblings and me the best childhood any kid could want. For this, we are eternally grateful.

To this day, I miss momma dearly!

PHOTO: Donald V. Watkins at age 15 with his mother, Lillian.

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