Auntie Ena celebrated her 90th Earthday two Saturdays ago (the 27th of October) and scores of family and close friends rolled in from far and wide, which is a testimony to the love and admiration we all have for her. I counted four generations; people driving and flying in to Atlanta from New York and Florida, people from Africa, Jamaica and Barbados and Trinidad and Guyana. When it comes to loyalty, people came and showed love to Auntie Ena, royalty.
My Grannie had three sisters and Auntie Ena is the youngest. She’s lived in and travelled to many parts of the world. She was a hot dresser; even these days she’s a picture of elegance. You want hear my elders talk them old, long-time stories- some of the best stories I’ve ever heard. They’ve lived exciting lives, rich with fascinating history and culture. I try my best to pay attention to these stories they’re often so anxious to share because sooner or later we all join our ancestors. So, I make sure to chat and gaff with them right here, right now.
Auntie Ena, Lady, you amaze me.