My Life in an Interracial Marriage and Family ~ It's been 25 years of fun; learning, growing, laughing & crying with each other. I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoy writing it!
Monday, June 28, 2010
"She's Your Kind"
Great Niece, Niece, Daughter and Me
Once a month my family and I volunteer at Angelfood. My Sister n Law runs the program at her church for our particular area. It's a lot of work but oh so much fun! It has become quite the family affair! We volunteered as always this past weekend. Customer after customer lined up to get the food they ordered. One woman in particular came up to me and made it a point to say, "Hi Amy," and then continued to have a little conversation while she waited for her food. She does this each time she comes to the church. She just so happens to be white and the church just so happens to be a "black church." Not that everyone and their brother isn't welcome, it just so happens to be that way. =) After the woman left, I turned to my niece (my husband's side of the fam) and said, "That lady is so sweet, she always comes up to me and talks to me while she waits for her food." My Niece then said, "It's because you are her kind." It took a second for me to process what she said, then I realized what she meant, and said, "Oh, because we are both white? Ya think!?" My Niece said, "Ya!" Then we both just laughed! So does this lady automatically come talk to me because I'm white and that makes her more comfortable? Or is this just what my Niece thinks? It's all so odd to me, because I soooo don't think that way. I'm the only white person on so many occasions and am so used to it, that I just don't go there in my brain. =) I hope the lady talks to me because I'm friendly......but everyone there is friendly, so why does she always pinpoint me? Is my Niece right? Is it really because I'm "her kind?" Hmmm.......something to ponder.