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People, Feb. 22 - 28

admin | 2/23/2012, 4 a.m.

A very happy, happy birthday goes out to Effie Robinson Fortson who celebrated with a fabulous party at the Parisian Ballroom last Saturday evening with classmates (BTW class of 49), family and friends. Two of her children escorted her into the ballroom where the gang sang happy birthday and then proceeded to party hardy. Effie now sports her pin presented to her by class president, Percy Oliver. The pin displays the number 80. The party time was exactly right, starting at 2 p.m.and guests could be home by 6 p.m. Congratulations to soror Larcenia J. Bullard who was named Legislator of the Year by the Delta Sigma Theta delegation when sorors convened in Tallahassee, January 22-24, for the 18th annual Delta Days at the capital. Bullardhas represented District 39 since 2002. Our get well wishes are extended this week to Rev. Canon Nelson W. Pinder, Garth C. Reeves, Patricia Allen-Ebron, Lillian Newbold Thurston and all others in our community. We are also very happy to report that Gussie J. Ervin and Sandra Powell are on the way to recovery. Did you know that Miami played big in Superbowl 46 with the following football standouts? New England Patriots players: Chad Ochocinco from Miami Beach High, Vince Wilferk from the UM, Darnell Jenkins from Miami Central and UM. New York Giants players: Kenny Phillips from Carol City High and UM, Antrel Rolle from South Dade Sr.High and UM. Wedding anniversary greetings this week go out to Hughie J. and Lois M.Nairn, Sr. who celebrated their 63rd anniversary on February 15th. Belated happy birthday greetings go out to Dr. Delvin Lane of Atlanta, who returned home to celebrate his 50th birthday with family and friends. He is the son of Juanita Allen Lane and George Lane. I am so very proud of the Tuskegee Airmen because my late father, Stanley Ivern Sweeting attended Tuskegee and returned home to work for his beloved uncle, the late H.E.S.Reeves as a linotype operator and later as a columnist for over fifty years. I have been told that as a boy, he was the first to sell The Miami Times on the streets ofMiami. (Wish he and uncle Siggie were here to see the fantastic progress that The Miami Times has made) . Until next week, all of you are my beloved and favorite People! By Anna Grace Sweeting