This book derived from me having a conversation with one of the librarian that presently works at Lucy T. Davis Elementary School; Mrs. B. C. Williams. She loves to journal everyday. She journals because it's a way to relax, get rid of stress, and to be able to challenge herself to improve. She writes about her day, as well as challenge others to do the same who are stressed out. It's a way to debrief the days that we experience!
On June 24, 1979, De’Angela Haynes was born to unwed, teenage parents – the late Bertha Mae Haynes (nicknamed “Pig”) of Marion, S.C. and Oliver Taylor of Columbia, S.C.
By the age of 19, her mother had already miscarried twins and given birth to Haynes’ older sister, Donna. She would later give birth to another daughter. “Pig’s” father, who was raising her, died when she was only four years old. He was a corporal in the U.S. Army. Her mother, Martha Evans-Haynes, died when she was a young adult. She was reared by a family who were not biologically related to her but who would be instrumental in not only raising her, but also two of her children. Haynes was one of those children.
The family lived in a trailer park and project housing in Marion, but it was the stick-built home on Jackson Street where the blended family lived the greater part of Haynes’ childhood. Her modest upbringing would serve as the impetus to the success Haynes would realize later in her life...