Classy with a Touch…

I’ve never been embarrassed about where I’m from. I grew up in Prichard, AL, not quite the suburb of Mobile, AL. Prichard was and still is considered the ghetto or hood by most people. Primarily due to the crime rate. The city is deemed merely 1% safe on a crime index (with 100 being the safest).

My grandparents raised my siblings and I. I always thought we were safe. Crime and drugs were around us, yet they kept us grounded, taught us values and encouraged education. Lawd, Charlie Bell (granny) kept us in church. I can remember going to Sunday School, Church service, evening service and whatever program going on (LOL!); however, I wouldn’t trade those experiences for the world.

I can remember my grandparents being strict. We weren’t able to do what most kids did on the weekend – play! Honey, we were cleaning floors, dusting, laundry, shaking rugs, & anything else she thought of. We couldn’t walk to the corner store without her supervision. She would stand on the porch and watch us walk to the store and back. Looking back on it, she did better driving down there! LOL!! But those were the days!

We NEVER wanted for anything. Ever. They made sure we knew the Lord and that we could be whatever we imagined despite where we came from. I’m from the hood. And darn proud of it! 💪🏾😬

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T-shirt | Skirt | Heel | Leopard Handbag

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Sharon says:

    Amen, your grandparents did a great job !

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    1. youngatstyle says:

      Thank you so much!! 😍😍

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  2. bride2bewed says:

    Love it friend!!! Never be ashamed of where one comes from as it helps carve us into who we are at this very moment!!!

    With Love,
    Your Prichard Sister❤️

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    1. youngatstyle says:

      Hey my friend and P.A. sister!! You are right-even right now I thank God for the past! ❤️❤️

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  3. Bayy says:

    Loooooove your story!!!

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    1. youngatstyle says:

      Thank you soooo much! 💕💕

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  4. Angela says:

    Lovely story

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    1. youngatstyle says:

      Thank you so much! 💕

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  5. Kimberly _Ivey says:

    Honey, this post blessed my soul! Strong beginnings, Faith Foundation and Holy Genes! Beautiful posts. Found you on Pinterest. Glad I did.

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    1. youngatstyle says:

      Ameeeenn!! I’m glad that you are here! 💕😁

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  6. MHarris says:

    Thanks for sharing that story. I too grew up in the he hood in NC. It’s always good to hear about folks that made it out but never forget where they come from. Like you said, it makes us who we are and gives us strength. Keep sharing your positive and inspiring words with world!

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  7. Marcia Groh says:

    You are absolutely gorgeous…in and out. Gratulations for being who you are.

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