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Dreams of Grandmothers

Wild rice and chicken, 

She cooked wild rice and chicken to stick to our bones and soothe our souls. 

Her voice couldn’t speak beautiful words, but she could serve love on a decorative glass plate with a roll, green beans, and whipped potatoes. 

She couldn’t paint us elaborate scenes of her trips to Holland and Paris, but she could say “Hello” in such a singsong voice that you wanted the MP3. 

She kept her home shining. 

Her roses bright. 

Her grass trim and green. 

Her clothes neat. 

Her eyes on Him. 

Her pocketbook open for charity on the undeserving, myself included. 

She was a giant…on whose shoulders I stand.



Now see, Miz RetroStank is so many different things (aren't we all?), but namely, she IS a Chistian, wife, mother, light, poetess, songwriter, actress, fashion show coordinator, scriptwriter, freethinker, artist, ATLien, and a weirdo with a love for culture and healing. She wants you to know that you can BE, DO, and HAVE anything and everything through Christ! She is native to the third coast, specifically the Southern kingdoms of Arkansas and Georgia. Sweet as pie, good as gold, and free as a bird, she is the only girl of three chill'un, and lawd, did that make for some imagination and shopaholic tendencies. Her father was an Army man and her mama is an infinitely enthusiastic and loving lady. In any case, exposure to different places, expectation of excellence, and a homeopathic childhood environment, majorly tilted her towards uniqueness; she was THAT girl who wore a dragon-print dress with a mandarin collar one day and a funky TLC-inspired look complete with ponytails and barrettes the next. So, by now, you're understanding that she is all about the spice of life. So sit back, buckle your seat-belt, and enjoy "the Funky ride all around the world" (in the words of Outkast).

Two Cents, anyone?

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