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 In 2005, I thought that it was about time that we started the conversation: about who we are, and where we came from:

Time to differentiate ourselves from Emma Lazarus' "... huddled masses, longing to be free..." (of the 20th Century).

Recognizing that, more often than not, perception creates a reality of it's own. 


     Doshia Greene Bowling 



Amelia Evans Greene


Almeter Drakeford Harris


Ruth McCarley Harris and daughter Bobbi Harris Burkes 



Frank Harris Sr. 1954

Johnnie Harris Jr. 1953



  LJ Harris-1945

  Oscar Harris 1945


Lela-Mae Harris 52'


Walker Jones 1950 (est.)   




Sunman, Bigmama, & Johnnie Lee 1979 

Author Profile: 


 _ Graduate of the Barney School of Business, University of Hartford, 1983  


_Graduate of Central Connecticut State                            

 _ former bodybuilder au naturel.

_ insurance underwriter turned social historian.



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The Next Generation

  The children's maternal grandparents were James and Shirley Meyers Curran of Columbia, Connecticut.


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James & Shirley Me yers Curran 47'


Maternal Roots: Shirley M. Meyers Curran

 Shirley was the daughter of Irish immigrants Walter and Katherine Meyers; pictured below with Shirley around 1935:



  Patricia JoAnn Curran_ 1969 (daughter of Shirley & James Curran)


In 1973 Patricia married Johnnie Lee Harris, who she met during her freshmen year at Central Connecticut State:

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"We've Only Just Begun " 1973.








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