Poetic Devotion

The George Taylor House

“George Taylor was a Colonial ironmaster and a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Pennsylvania. Today, his former home, the George Taylor House in Catasauqua, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, is a National Historic Landmark owned by the Borough of Catasauqua.” Wikipedia

George Taylor’s former House

The George Taylor house in Catasauqua, Lehigh County was built in 1768, it was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1971.

Harriet Tubman

It was an honor to walk up to the statue of the great late Harriet Tubman while visiting Pennsylvania. Her life was a profound portrayal of triumph, despite the atrocity of wounds she endured.

Photo by gloria humphrey
Between 1850 and 1860, Tubman made 19 trips from the South to the North following the network known as the Underground Railroad. She guided more than 300 people, including her parents and several siblings, from slavery to freedom, earning the nickname “Moses” for her leadership.

“General Tubman” worked shoulder to shoulder with Colonel Montgomery as they led the “Combahee River Raid” just up the road a piece and along the waters that now flow under the only bridge in the world named in her honor.

The freed slaves were temporarily housed in the Baptist church, where Montgomery addressed them, and they responded by singing “There is a White Robe for Thee.”

Golden Isles Georgia: St. Simons Island

If you are looking to relax and enjoy a majestic scenery filled with organic sea breeze and sounds of rippling tides, then Golden Isles is the place to be. This little town is rich in history, culture, museums and African-American Heritage. The Pier Village serves as the downtown hub for bait & tackle, shopping, visiting the library and strolling to the nearby lighthouse.

It is also the largest barrier island in the Golden Isles with pristine stretches of marshland.  Barrier islands are a stretch of sandy land that lie parallel to the coastline of a larger mainland. They are separated from shore by a bay, lagoon or sound; and because of where they are situated, they protect the coast from being directly impacted by storm waves or winds. This is another reason they’ve earned the title “barrier island”. (Golden Isles website)

Pictured above are regulars on the pier that made my visit refreshing and pleasant. The pelican, whose called Georgette by Greg “the crab man” (holding the blue crab) has been there for more than 20 years after a hook injury. If you remember the cargo ship that capsized last September after a fire broke out, it’s still there filled with 42 automobiles.

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St. Mary’s Georgia

St. Mary’s is a historic old town and the gateway to Cumberland Island. The Howard Gilman Waterfront Park is filled with coastal scenery and is ideal for watching fishing boats come in. You will also find plenty activities including restaurants, shops, museums and historical walks. The National Park Service offers a ferry at The Mainland Visitor Center.

On The Plate

Breakfast

Start your day with a satisfying breakfast or make it a brunch with sauteed spinach, eggs scrambled medium, pan sizzled potatoes marinated in margarine and lawry’s seasoning.
Lunch

My personal favorite: Jamaican cuisine, is perfect for a midday or early dinner meal; Curry Chicken with potatoes over rice and sauteed vegetables.

A light and easy to prepare in minutes dinner: Tilapia, sauteed vegetables in a light vegetable oil (of your choice) over rice

Nigeria Agriculture (Video)

While visiting Nigeria I was fortunate to meet up with Samuel Akile a journalist from Benue State. Enhancing his natural skill through the study of agriculture terrain, Samuel claims his profession as a Journalist and his skill of Agriculture are inseparable.

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