Sunday, October 19, 2014


Friday was a most important day for me and Debbie Levy as we were both presented with the Jane Addams Peace Award for our book "We Shall Over Come", published by Disney-Hyperion and Jump At Sun Press. It was indeed an honor and if you know me, you know I cried. Like a baby. I only wished that my Mother, Father and the rest of my family could have been there. We were hosted so beautifully by the committee and you could literally feel the love in the room. I will never forget their kindness and sweet words to me. Marianne Baker, YOU ARE THE BOMB DIGGITY LADY, thank you Ann, Heather my hostess, Pat and everyone for making the day so very beautiful and special. Tearfully thank you all from the bottom of my heart. A very special thank you to my Sister Coy LaVerne Brantley Curry who wrote my acceptance speech! You are the wind beneath my wings girl. This could not have happened with out your love. Tearfully me. Love you!

3 comments:

k.h.whitaker said...

YAY, YAY, YAY!!!! I'm so happy for you Vee! You are looking so happy and beautiful :)

(((HUGS)))

Melissa Saylor said...

Well, this is just the best news! So excited for both of you! Congratulations!!!!

Shell said...

Congratulations on your award. Many more to come.