Tag Archive | children

2014 Update


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TCCI Raises $$$ for Student Tallahassee Trip
TCCI raised funds to take 3 students to Tallahassee to take on weeklong jobs as page and messengers. Here are the photos with their peers and Governor Rick Scott.


NAACP had a Rally at the Capitol & Inferred Racial Profiling

NAACP had a Rally at the Capitol & Inferred Racial Profiling & the Issues Surrounding Stand Your Ground for the opening day of Legislative Session. US Congresswoman Corrine Brown and State Representatives Oscar Braynon, Chris Smith, Alan Williams, Perry E. Thurston, Lori Berman, Audrey Gibson & Geraldine Thompson. Attorney Ennis Leon Jacobs, Jr. sang, “A Change is Gong to Come”. NAACP Florida President Adora Obi Nweze & Vice Chair Leon Russell, & Dale Landry NAACP Chapter President, were also in attendance.


Taking a Break at the Aloft Hotel
We took a break the night before Palm Beach County Day at the Aloft Hotel with the County Officials and their staff who had come for their yearly visit to the State Capitol & State Representatives. Some of the officials who were in attendance were County Commissioners Priscilla Taylor, Paulette Burdick, Shelly Vana, Steve Abrams, Riviera Beach Commissioner Judy Davis, County Administrators & Staff Bob Weisman, Verdenia Baker, Jon Van Arnam, Todd Bonalrron, & Judge Jonathan D. Gerber.



Dream Defenders Showed Up to Defend the Dream

Dream Defenders, Comprised Mainly of Young Adults, Showed Up at The Capitol & Showed Unity Regarding Racial Profiling & the Issues Surrounding Stand Your Ground for the Opening Week of Legislative Session.


Representatives Mark Pafford with TCCIKids

State Representatives Mark Pafford took time out from his busy schedule to visit with TCCIKids.

Visit to the Department of Veterans Affairs

TCCIKIDS Visit with US Army Colonel, Retired, Executive Director, Mike Prendergast at the Department of Veterans Affairs, in between their Page/Messenger Rounds at the Capitol.

State Representative Dave Kerner Gets A Motion Passed
TCCIKIDS Accompany State Representative Dave Kerner to A Committee Meeting to Learn About Due Process

Senator Maria Sachs Visits with TCCIKIDS
Senator Maria Sachs Visits with TCCIKIDS While Making Her Rounds at The Capitol

State Representative Bill Hager Visits With TCCIKIDS

State Representative Bill Hager Visits With TCCIKIDS in between committee meetings.

TCCIKIDS Wrap It Up At The Governor’s Mansion
The Students closed out their workweek by taking a tour of the Governor’s Mansion with their peers, before heading back home to Palm Beach County.


Music & Motherhood


I have two wonderful children. My son just turned 50 this month. He sings well but only in the shower. When he was an infant until he was two, we listened to THE SOUND OF MUSIC every morning! He just loved it.


My daughter is 48 and has followed in my footsteps. She is a vocalist, songwriter, producer, actress, playwright, and WEB TV host.


Neither one of my children are introverts. They are really comedians and bring a lot of joy to those around them. When they were teenagers, I practiced piano and composed most of my songs, while they tended to my mother, who was incapacitated. They would be upstairs and I’d be in the living room, downstairs. You couldn’t hear a pin drop, most of the time. I think they enjoyed my playing. There was a lot of peace in our home.


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Music, the sound of the spheres, begins in the womb!!!