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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Father’s Side From 1861-2014

As a grandmother, when Gabrielle came for her summer visits, I baked gourmet zucchini pies and gourmet coconut cakes that could weigh 20 spongy mouth-watering pounds, and she loved them.

Posted Feb 27, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Father’s Side From 1861-2014

Other activities Bennie, Gabrielle, our granddaughter, and I enjoyed during her summer visits to Virginia Beach

Posted Feb 24, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
Author and Speaker
Cultural Anthropologist
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Bennie, Gabrielle, and I visited the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk.

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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Father’s Side From 1861-2014

The early years of our Granddaughter Gabrielle summers with us

Posted 23, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
Author and Speaker
Cultural Anthropologist
Family Specialist
Family Education Specialist
Spousal Abuse Specialist
Christian Church Specialist
Racism Specialist

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Gabrielle would spend four weeks with us every summer, and we did many things together in Virginia Beach and  Read More 
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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Father’s Side From 1861-2014


In 1991, Bennie and I became the proud grandparents of our granddaughter, Gabrielle Diamanta Jones, the Sixth-Generation Shaw family member

Posted Feb 22, 2017
Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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Gabrielle Diamanta Jones, as you recall, is a Sixth  Read More 
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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Father’s Side From 1861-2014

Daddy arrived back at home to Beulah Mae Shaw, my understanding stepmother and peer

Posted Feb 21, 1017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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When Daddy arrived at the Florala bus station, he took his suitcase and walked  Read More 
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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Father’s Side From 1861-2014

Daddy and I prepared him to travel by bus back home and, though he could not read, with his first-grade education, he had an excellent memory and travelled back to his beloved second wife without making a mistake

Posted Feb 20, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Father’s Side From 1861-2014

The love-filled breakfast at Mama’s house during the 1980 Shaw/Boykin family reunion

Posted Feb 16, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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The next morning, Bennie, Mama, Trina, and I prepared breakfast. That was the first private  Read More 
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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Father’s Side From 1861-2014

For the first time, since February, 1945, Daddy, Mama, and I slept under the same roof

Posted Feb 14, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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After an afternoon and early evening of fun and sitting around and talking,  Read More 
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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Father’s Side From 1861-2014

Daddy and Mama at the garden party

Posted Feb 13, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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Mama was dressed up for this happy occasion.

Dressed in her long vertical-striped pale green hostess dress, she was glad to  Read More 
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