Saturday, November 14, 2009

Living Black History: Maggie Mae Thornton Renfro & Sisters


Unfortunately, this story has come to the fore owing to Guinness Book of World Records week (ending 11/13).
How many Americans know, or care? Check out the piece in The Grio here. Nat's grandma is 96 but that's nothing compared to these ladies--all of whom appear to have their wits (and wigs LOL) about them. Maggie Mae is 114; the baby sister is 103. Carrie Lee no doubt has "middle child" syndrome at 107. Imagine the things these women have seen. And endured. That's American History, talking to you.

56 comments:

Monica said...

You want to bet they didn't have children and husbands to crush their spirit and suck to the life out of them.

Anonymous said...

They probably buried their husbands back in the 50s.

Lisa said...

Has anyone interviewed them besides the La. person? I would hate to think that our cultural treasure is under the control of Bobby Jindal.

Pebbles Flintstone said...

Nat -- I love this! What treasures. And by the way -- your Grandma (affectionately known as Mama), is quite a treasure herself at 96!

lanise said...

Actually, Aunt Sugar or Maggie had 7 husbands and raised a lot of children, Rosie had 7 children, Carrie had 1 husband and 1 child. They are a wonderful trio and tell great stories.

Sadly, Oprah, Jet, and Ebony were not interested. Maybe now they will take note.

A family friend.

Randi523 said...

Living history indeed. Better than a history book! God bless these ladies!

These are women that should be on Oprah, Tyra, and Wendy-not the foolishness on there now.

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