S: Grown Folks Weekend
BC: More than anything, this weekend was about the well being of Mom and Dad! Especially For Dad Johnson Williams
FC: Grown Folks | Dallas Texas 2009
1: Welcome! | A Family is made up from a variety of Factors! In most cases, we don't have the opportunity to choose who are the members of our family. We have sisters, brothers, In-Laws, Out-Laws, Bay bay's kids and the like! Yet our bond is more than DNA it's from God...Powerful!
2: Grown Folks Weekend | It seemed like a good ideal at the time, for the four of Johnson Williams and Patricia Sims' children, and their spouses and partners, to spend a weekend together, talking about our Parents, their future, our concerns. | What we got was something totally different, exhaustive, loud and tearful at times. | Yet overall, it was a blessing to our souls! The food choices, wine, atmosphere and Texas hospitality was wonderful!
3: Special thanks to my MeMe ! | Rochelle Williams and I were an item for Nine years. She connected me to my Pittsburgh family, and honored me as my wife for nearly 7 years. There are times when I am sadden with and by the lost! | But we all learn from the moments, reasons and seasons of our lives. So this gift is frozen in that weekend, at a time, in which she was the center of my life, and the planet where I orbited and lived!
4: And then there were four!
5: There were times when the four of us were all we had. Each knowing the others whereabouts, pains and joys! Of course we did not get here all by our selves! | Whether in the wilds of Southwestern Penna, Pittsburgh or Michigan, we were surrounded by family!
6: To our Parents: Where would we be? If it had not been for you! | Oh what a blessing it must be to look back and wonder! We honor you for your sacrifice, short comings and victories | Patricia | Johnson
7: Grandmother Cedonia Taylor HUnter | Great Grandmother Lula Simmons Taylor | Great Grandmother Siphronia Poole Williams | Grandmother Maggie Pettiford Williams
8: It was a weekend in Cleveland at MeMe's Company picnic! I would fly in just to spend a few hours with my heart. My hair was longer, my life was hard, but she made my rough places smooth. On that day, I decided I wanted to marry Rochelle.
9: Most fun, and best family times we had were at Aunt Sandy's, visiting Nanna1 Never were the smiles ever so bright than when we basked in Nanna's presence.
10: Whether invited or intruded, Bruce and Sheila gave us the Best Dallas had to offer! Themselves! Sullivans was very nice, but to have my Brothers and Sisters all together Priceless!
11: Vance and La Vonne! Seeing my sister so happy, and with such a wonderful Brother, was awesome.!
12: She was the my MeMe! My wife, my friend. She gave me the best gift I've ever received! To this day my heart is still pierced with Love for her.
13: Uncle Dan Hunter, Great Grandma Lenora Hunter and a cousin.
16: These are our Leaders! They have been a couple for over 25 years at the time of the dinner! There's a secret, but they haven't let us in on it! But were getting close to discovering what it is! She's in charge!
17: Ying and Yang! Bruce and Sheila compliment each other so well! His mild manner, and her striking demeanor gel! They are one!
18: I would not be here if they choose not to have families