Charles was well respected in his fourth grade class. He wanted his younger brother Pete to be the best in his kindergarten class. Pete would begin kindergarten in September, just a few days away. Every day during the Summer, Charles along with their Mama and Daddy helped Pete to become the best student he could be. Follow the family as they have fun preparing Pete for his “First Day of Kindergarten.”
Uncle Jesse visited the family from New York City every Christmas season. He brought gifts to Grandmama, Granddaddy, Mama, and Daddy, and all of Stevie Weevie’s sisters and brother. Although Uncle Jesse brought gifts to all the family, his presence was the gift that Stevie Weevie enjoyed the most.
Ever since the day Ray Ray was born, his parents spoke the dot, dot, dot, language. The language of profanity. Some call it cursing, swearing or just bad words. His parents used the language constantly, whether they were angry with each other or upset with Ray Ray. He never understood why his friends were avoiding him. He would soon discover why.
Stevie Weevy looked forward to Homecoming at Campfield. It was a time of food, fun and fellowship. This gathering happened once a year. It was an opportunity for families and friends to come together and celebrate the creation of Campfield Baptist Church. It was built in the 1860’s and it was part of Stevie Weevy’s family history; his Great Grandparents attended that same church long ago… as Stevie’s daddy drove his family to church in their 1956 Chevy Belair, Stevie Weevy could smell the food that his Mama had cooked the night before. She had wrapped the food in wax paper and brown paper bags and placed it in the back seat of the car before they headed to church. Although the food was a major part of Stevie’s excitement, he also enjoyed the events taking place within the walls of the church. He listened as Reverend Drummer peached and watched as Mrs. Tambourine shouted down the aisle of the church. Later, he would share those events with his friends when he returned to his neighborhood.