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Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for February 28, 2012-National Pancake Day/Aunt Jemima (Vol.2,Iss.4)


National Pancake Day

An IHOP restaurant in Poughkeepsie, New York

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February 28, 2012

Since beginning its National Pancake Day celebration in 2006, IHOP has raised nearly $8 million to support charities in the communities in which it operates. On February 28, 2012, guests from around the country are invited to celebrate National Pancake Day at IHOP and enjoy a free short stack of Buttermilk pancakes.* In return for the free pancakes, guests are asked to consider leaving a donation for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals © ** and other designated local charities.http://www.ihop.com/
Food and fun for a worthy cause.
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Mon, 1834-11-17

On this date we celebrate the birth of Nancy Green in 1834. She was a Black storyteller and one of the first black corporate models in the United States.

The world knew her as “Aunt Jemima,” but her given name was Nancy Green. The famous Aunt Jemima recipe was not her recipe but she became the advertising world’s first living trademark.

Miss Green was born a slave in Montgomery County, Kentucky. Chris Rutt, a newspaperman, and Charles Underwood bought the Pearl Milling Company and had the original idea of developing and packaging a ready-mixed, self-rising pancake flour. To survive in a highly competitive business, the men needed an image for their product.

In 1889, Rutt attended a vaudeville show where he heard a catchy tune called “Aunt Jemima” sung by a blackface performer who was wearing an apron and bandanna headband. He decided to call their pancake flour “Aunt Jemima.”

Rutt and Underwood were broke, so in 1890, they sold the formula to the R.T. Davis Milling Company. Mr. Davis began looking for a Black woman to employ as a living trademark for his product, and he found Nancy Green in Chicago. She was 56 years old. The Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix was introduced in St. Joseph, MO. Read more on the history of Aunt Jemima go to: http://www.aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/nancy-green-original-aunt-jemima

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“FOCUS FORWARD in 2012”
Turning Back Is  NOT An Option!
Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~

“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”
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Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for February 21,2012-Mr. Electric Resistor (Vol.2, Iss.3)


English: Ink drawing of Otis Boykins, from a U...

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Mr. Electric Resistor

 

Otis BoykinOtis Boykin

Otis F. Boykin was born on August 29, 1920 in Dallas, Texas. After graduating high school, he attended Fisk College in Nashville, Tennessee. He graduated in 1941 and took a job as a laboratory assistant with the Majestic Radio and TV Corporation in Chicago, Illinois. He undertook various tasks but excelled at testing automatic aircraft controls, ultimately serving as a supervisor. Three years later he left Majestic and took a position as a research engineer with the P.J. Nilsen research Laboratories. Soon thereafter, he decided to try to develop a business of his own a founded Boykin-Fruth, Incorporated. At the same time, he decided to continue his education, pursuing graduate studies at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois. He attended classes in 1946 and 1947 but was forced to drop out because he lacked the funds to pay the next year’s tuition. To learn more click here:http://www.blackinventor.com/pages/otis-boykin.html

 

 

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Turning Back Is Not An Option


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The results of a love affair between pen and paper, words”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for February 14, 2012-Love’s Lasting Memory (Vol.2,Iss.3)


Love’s Lasting Memory

What is it about you that causes such an interruption in my life

Your fun-loving careless ways

The wild craziness that puts me in a daze

Thinking back to the beginning when it was fun and cool

Wanting to erase the middle acting stupid, being a fool

At times I am amazed at the places you took my heart

So lost in the pixie dust, don’t even know where to start

Cutting you off…you know that stuff is a drug

Cutting you out…you always found a way back in

Cutting you up…you put the pieces back together again

I can look back and laugh and cry now

A crazy connection for life , a seasoned past, a present gift and

Reasons too many to name, to exclaim, yet you remain

We both now go on, moved on remained on each others minds

Stayed in each other hearts, with Love and lasting memories. 2/7/07

©Yolanda “YoTrip” Triplett

I penned this piece over five years ago and came across it today and thought I would share with the masses. Happy Valentine’s Day. Let Love guide you today and always!

 

Each Day Is "Valentine's Day"...

Each Day Is "Valentine's Day"... (Photo credit: Heartlover1717)

Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for February 9,2012-Black History Fact Historic Springfield Baptist Church in Augusta,Georgia (Vol.2, Iss.2)


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As a student of  the back story, I decided to do  some research on my hometown of Augusta, Georgia to see if  I could find some interesting musings during this month of Black History. Right here in the Garden City, is historic Springfield Baptist Church known as one of the oldest African-American congregations.

 

Springfield Baptist Church

Springfield Baptist Church  in Augusta traces its roots to the year 1773, bolstering its claim to be the oldest African American congregation in the United States. Served by African-American pastors during the antebellum years, Springfield had the largest membership of any church in the Georgia Baptist Association. Some of its members emigrated to Liberia, and the church maintained a missionary connection with that country. Springfield offered Sunday school instruction in 1859, even though such classes were banned by the prevailing slave codes. In 1866 the church hosted the first meeting of the postwar Georgia Equal Rights Association, which became the Georgia Republican Party a year later. The Augusta Baptist Institute was founded at the church; twelve years later it moved to Atlanta and grew into Morehouse College.

Click below to read the rest of the article.

http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-3003

Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip Auntie Ruth and YoTrip @ 24 Walker Street, circa Christmas 1968(Vol.2,Iss.2)


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Here is a picture of me and my Aunt Mamie Ruth Mack Simmons. I was a youngster not more than two years old and it appears to be Christmas season (tree in the background) is a giveaway. Auntie Ruth and I were standing in the entryway of my Grandparents (Joe L. and Ruth Anderson) home at 24 Walker Street in Augusta, Georgia. My Auntie Ruth is looking  at me all smiles and joyfully holding me like I was a  gift at Christmas time. Auntie Ruth was sharp as a tack and her petite frame made her look classy and well put together, she was a lady’s lady.

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YoTrip and Auntie Ruth @ 24 Walker Street, circa Christmas 1968


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This post is like you took a look into my mind and grabbed my feelings for how I recall Don Cornelius, the legendary host of Soul Train

The story will be told

As a little girl, I couldn’t wait until the weekend.  While grandma was cleaning, I would do my Saturday ritual:  eat a big bowl of Cap’n Crunch Crunchberries and watch Schoolhouse Rock (I’m just a bill. . .don’t you remember), and afterwards, prepare my body to learn the latest dance moves off the Soul Train show.

As soon as I heard the train chug-a-long the track, and the infamous would announce “The Soul Train –  The Hippest trip in America” – was pulling into my floor model TV ‘platform’, I knew I would entertained by some of the greatest artists in every musical genre.  From Elton John to Prince to The Whispers to Michael Jackson.  From Top 40 to Reggae to Rap/Hip Hop to R &B.  I was also up-to-date on my music and would dare anyone in the house to test my weekly televised lessons.

I knew what…

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