Sunday, March 19, 2006


Why does it seem that at a time when families come together -- whether it be for a funeral, a wedding, a graduation, even a family reunion -- that the characteristics of people's personalities come out to the extreme? Both the good and the in-development qualities and characteristics?

One trait/belief I picked up from my father is calmness, being able to see many sides of a situation before making a decision, not getting upset at what other people do since the only "doer" you can control is yourself -- and maybe your kids when they're minors.

I don't know if any of you have read Terry McMillan's novel, A Day Late and a Dollar Short, but I think it's such a realistic portrayal of contemporary black families in the U.S., and I thought of the book a lot -- among other things -- while hosting a number of family and friend visitors.

Anyway, still in Michigan and Indiana. Interesting places compared to L.A. Will be going back there at the end of the week.

Take care.


Clay said...

oh yes lawd when the family get together people have to PERFORM ... enjoy your break away from LA

thelastnoel said...

Calmness is a good trait to inherit.

ByeBye said...

I remember reading A Day Late A Dollar Short... I'm glad I was the only child but I can see the same situation in many families (diverse personalities).

Enjoy some private moments.

Trent Jackson said...


So listen. It's what happens when the blacks get together.
Just be fortunate and glad that your father had his papers in order...

I've seen the niggerish antics come out, people coming by to the house like an eagle snatching things up talking about what people promised them before they died. I could write a whole entire book about a funeral...LMAO!

But I'm here with you in spirit...