Audrey Mae SpencerSpencer Historical CemeteryHenry Straight / William Spencer Family Cemetery
Vaughn Historical CemeterySpencers of East Greenwich, RI
26 August 2005

Heather: Yes, George Washington said that if he were ever captured or killed, he wanted General Greene to lead the Continental Army. I am so proud that we descend from the same John and Joan Greene that Nathaneal descend from. A penny for your thoughts?

“I have no thoughts.”

(After seeing Claudette, a Black activities staff member at Kent, walk down the hall)

“I was trying to think of how much I’d be worth if they tried to sell me.  At least $100.00 if I were a slave.”

(This conversation reminded me of my question to Mother recorded in the first printing of Glimpses of the Past: Morning Conversations with Audrey. I asked her what did she regret the most in her life and she responded, “I regret that I never had a Black friend”. Therefore, I spoke with Claudette about this and whenever we would see Claudette, I would say softly to Mother “here is Claudette your Black friend”. Mother always was happy to see Claudette, a wonderful, caring staff person in Senior Activities Department at Kent .)

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