Angelia Vernon Menchan

Angelia Vernon Menchan is an author, publisher and public speaker who owns two publishing companies, MAMM Productions and Honorable Menchan Media. Mrs. Menchan is also a Budget Officer and former Job Corps Counselor. To date she has published twenty-three books of her own work, both fiction and non-fiction and more than eighty ebook novellas on You can access her bibliography on search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan

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Phone numbers: 904 714 2272 904 303 2679

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Who's Responsible?

I remember when I was growing up, everyone was responsible for me,
My mom gave birth to me and raised me,
She taught me how to stand up for what I believed in,
To earn my own way,
And to love fiercely…
There were so many people who had input and shaped me,
My grandmother taught me patience, service and kindness,
She thought everyone deserved a chance and she fed more people than any soup kitchen,
And made us serve...
My Aunt Elouise taught me practical things,
No-nonsense lessons about how to handle my business,
To have as little debt as possible and to save,
My godmother taught me to embrace my inner self,
The good, the bad, and the real,
My cousins taught me to read by age four,
They were four years older and sat me in a chair,
With a pencil, a pad and a book,
My first grade teacher taught me humility,
After reading the whole book,
She popped me for telling people,
Telling me it was a good thing,
But showing off was not cool,
My second grade teacher taught me,
To stand up and handle myself publicly,
She made me perform in every play my elementary school ever had,
And the list goes on…and on and on…
And that is why today as I wait for,
Amira to be born, my first GrandChild!
The one thing I know she has is a village, a battalion of people who have her best interests at heart,
Mom and dad who love her,
Paternal grandparents, married over thirty years,
Maternal grandparents married almost twenty-five,
Paternal grandparents married over sixty years,
And a host of uncles,
Great aunts and uncles,
And some great, greats…
Who are waiting to be responsible for her,
With love…

AMIRA JAMEELA MENCHAN – February 24, 2009


shelia said...

We can not sit idly by and complain about them, if we're not taking the time to do something about it. I'm about to email you about a situation that occurred yesterday that had me shaking my head. I was very disappointed in some people, but I'll get over it.

Angelia... said...

we sure can't side idly by, these young people are dying (sic) waiting for someone to do or say something and discipline is a form of love...


Yasmin said...

QQ is she here?!?!

Angelia... said...

she is in the room...inducing

Nervous Nana,

JC Martin said...

By now Amira, should be here in the presence of her loving parents. Congrats to all. I'm certain Nana is all jittery wanting for her time to get on her way to go and hold that baby girl and love on her. Don't hold her too much Nana, you gonna spoil her before she get a chance to take in her surroundings. Spoil her anyway because that's what grandmas do.

Dera Williams said...

Little Amira will indeed have a village?