|My Grandmother, Annie Lizzie Hazel (left) sisters Hattie (center) Luala (right)|
My Grandmother, Annie Lizzie Hazel was an incredible woman. I know most people think that their grandmothers are great, and I am no exception. Her story has been one of the most powerful influences in my life.
She was from South Carolina originally, but came to settle in Augusta Georgia, where she married, gave birth and raised my mother and her four siblings. Her husband went on to glory one day after suffering a heat stroke while working in their fields. But she had five children to take care of so she did the only thing that she could, she went to work.
My Grandmother's life wasn't easy, which was the norm at that time. With a fifth grade education, she did what they called back then "days work", now we call them house keepers. She also worked as a cook in a restaurant in Augusta. Yes, yes, yes, my Grandmother could cook! She gave love through her food.