Wealth of Farming!

Down home on the farm. Where there was a farm in "The Good Ole South, Heart of Virginia". Where the deer and the buffalo roamed by chicken coups. A "Queen", a farm queen was born of 10.  Valeria "Queen" Swanson, accented by a hyphen, given her slavery name. Named by The Swanson Family of Chicken, her white father and mother of India on a cotton field plantation, with lucky strikes cigarettes, and chicken farm coups of ne-growth, where she worked and was paid. A maid servant. Chicken with their heads cut-off? Like twisting their necks that left them writhing in pain for several minutes running around without a head attach until they finally dropped "dead"! What came first, The chicken or the egg? He once upon a time, killed a chicken in front of me to show and teach me "WHY Not" to stop getting so attached to his animals. He played me, and had the chicken chase me. Chickens are used in the exercise of witchcraft spell Hoodoo, as well as other wizard costumes, for the protection and for foe work. The chickens are conceived to be powerful shelter against malefic doers and are thought to work by magic “canceling” one’s enemy. The use of chickens–specifically for sacrifice–is prominent in the popular conception of voodoo. And while Hollywood has exaggerated or made-up aspects of the religion, there are some kernels of truth in its depiction. During voodoo ceremonies, worshippers gather, pound on drums, chant and offer up sacrifices to the loa.
Ole Grandpa Bruce, Valeria husband had a farm in Virginia and in his backyard in Ohio where he farmed and raised animals. Ole McDonald, a Passionate, Witty & Smart, Clever, Welled-Dressed & Spoken, Classy African- American Black Male. Dropped and left everything in the middle of the Night, so Bright Knight abandoning his farm in Virginia, because his Barbie Doll Barbara put him on the run, breaking the rules and law of Negroes, the Ole Negro Anthem. No negroes are allowed to Enter! O-H-I-O has a network of underground tunnels where Ohio was the Birthplace of   Voting. The First State to vote and a "Secret Society of White Males would gather Underground", The KKK!
With their "Wealthy Whites In-Laws help, they made the escaped safe with food, money, and housing to Ohio from Virginia with a road map. Grandma loved knitting, stitching pattens, and making quilts, chewing tobacco, and eating chicken! They left behind, Hugh Families. My Aunts and Uncles had ball fields arenas of Childrens. Virginia and West Virginia separated, during war time. This is the Home of the First President George Washington, joked He slept there!

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  • Babydoll6
    Thank You! Smile....
    LikeReply7 months ago
  • Babydoll6
    Underneath the twin houses, 1141 & 1145 Sidney Street lies a secret department passages way. Where there is black charcoal & slaves once hid???? That tunnels off inside the bookcase & ole space heater ole stove, built on top of the floor with picket white fences surrounding the grounds, As the States White Houses! 
    LikeReply7 months ago
  • Babydoll6
    the gov't seized the lands of The Swanson once owned In Virginia. My Grandma words: Everybody don't want to be rich. Being rich isn't everything. It's a burden of "Hell to Pay"!
    LikeReply7 months ago
  • msangelabarrett6
    Grandma also loved cooking.
    She won a baking contest and received a plaque and a whole lot of money!
    LikeReply7 months ago


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