Song: Body and Soul by Billie Holiday
Movie: Any western
Actor: Clint Eastwood and Paul Roberson
Actress: Shirley Temple and Cecily Tyson
Dinner: baked potato, pork chops, and broccoli
Funniest memory: when chased up a tree by a bull
Quote: My mama stressed being humble. "You're no better than
anyone else. The people you pass as you climb up the ladder of
success will be the same people you'll pass when you come back down."
Loved most about Mom: her spiritual being, her relationship with God
Loved most about Dad: his free-hearted spirit
Famous People You Met: King George of England, President Truman, George Washington Carver,
the Tuskegee Airmen, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, The Olympians
Grade School Activity: recess
College Activity: Drill Corps—we marched forever, but it was fun.
Sorority: Alpha Kappa Alpha
Admired Most: My mother Evelyn Coachman. She raised 8 kids during a tough time for women and for our family economically. She was tall and pretty, with long Indian braided hair. She always was able to keep the peace and keep God in our family.
Most Embarassing Moment: At my cousin's farm, my mother had dressed me in a nice white dress and shoes. The boys dared me to ride a goat. So I jumped on the goat and grabbed his horns and he started kicking. In seconds the goat threw me into the hog pen. I was a muddy mess, and my white dress and shoes were another color other than white and smelled that way too. The good thing is I did not get a whipping, but my mother cleaned me up and put me in one of my girl cousin's dresses.