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Southeastern Louisiana University
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Educ 677 - Foundations of Early Lit
Foundations of Early Lit Documents

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Lillie s Legacy Barbara Simon Course Education 677 Instructor Dr Cynthia Elliott Essay Type Family Treasure Story The box containing my family treasures displays the brilliant colors of the rainbow Like the box the contents represent experiences that are vividly colored with reflections many centuries old these memories will last an eternity The wonderful family treasures contained in the box include a picture of my maternal grandmother Mama Lillie her wonderful teacake recipe a cup and saucer from Japan and a Lipton tea bag My family treasures date back to the 1800 s when my great grandparents gave birth to my grandmother on February 14 1902 in Wilson Louisiana located in East Feliciana Parish My great grandparents worked as sharecroppers and resided in separate living quarters with my grandmother Lillie and her sister Maggie They lived on land owned by a white family Mr and Mrs Belise My great grandmother passed away suddenly when my grandmother was only seven years of age Mama Lillie received no formal education and was unable to read or write She was reared by Mr and Mrs Belise while serving as their cook and housekeeper until age seventeen My grandmother remained loyal to them until their deaths After moving to Baton Rouge Louisiana she met and married my grandfather and they later became the parents of five wonderful children Mama Lillie passed away on May 7 1998 but her legacy lives on through my family treasures Although she was unable to read or write Mama Lillie s wisdom and life experiences spoke volumes which remain forever written in the hearts of those who knew her Ironically the only writing she ever produced was an X which she used to sign her name Her picture in my family treasures is signed with an X Growing up next door to her I often benefited from her wonderfully prepared and tasty meals Her recipes were not written on paper but she never failed to accurately add just the right ingredients yielding great results She freely shared her recipes



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