Monday, July 28, 2014

It still hurts

I have to acknowledge when I hurt.  Yesterday, I went to a function and was headed toward a spot where a friend was when I learned that ___________was there.  She and I were great friends once but, during our friendship, I entrusted her with my Dad's care during a period when we were looking for a caregiver.  Instead of helping, she  swindled my dad/me out of some money and was part of the nightmare surrounding my Dad's death. The money wasn't substantial enough to sue her but, the act showed me her true character.  So, at this function,  when I learned she was there,  I stopped dead in my tracks.  As much as I wanted to greet my friend, I realize that the memory of her fraud remains an issue with me.  Until I'm able to come to grips with the pain that she caused my family, I suppose I'll do what I did yesterday:  Turn around and go home.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Celebrating a great run

After eight years as head of PR for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, my term ended on July 18.  It was a great run although it was filled with ups and downs. At times, it was quite tumultuous.  My successor trained under me.  She has skill sets that will help take the Sorority to the next level of greatness.  Kudos to the new administration of Dorothy Buchanan Wilson on a great beginning.  And to Leona Dotson, I wish nothing but success as she builds on the foundation that I laid.  She will be great!