Happy Heavenly 79th Birthday on April 8, Uncle Sonny.

The oranges and tangerines I eat, I eat off the trees you planted.

The pecans I eat, I eat off of the tree you planted.

The tools I use are the tools you left behind.

Every one of your nieces and nephews you bought milk and diapers for.

Although you were one of 12, you left an indelible mark upon us all.

Even though you are no longer physically here with us, you are yet alive in all of us.

Thank you Clarence “Uncle Sonny Boy” Rochelle, affectionately known as “The Roach.”

You taught me so much.

Carol Barfield