Loretta A. Ragsdell Asks:

Trice Jamison

‘My motherfs name is Terry Cookes, and I admire that she gave me life, and she raised me by herself. I donft know what I am going to get her because I am a last-minute person.”

Rosa Alston

‘My motherfs name is Mary Campbell, and what I admire most about my mother is that she is not judgmental. No matter what we do, and we know wefre wrong, she wonft admit it. Shefll say, eJust try it again.f And two, she is a really good cook.”


Isaiah Robinson

‘She has so much love in her heart, more love in her heart than anyone I have ever known. She has a lot of compassion. Two, she really loves the Lord, and it shows in her actions. And not just with people she knows; she will help anybody. Three, My Mama can shofnough cook. Ifm not sure what we will do; usually my brother brings her an ice cream cake and we eat together.”


‘First thing I admire most about my mother is shefs a hard worker, and you canft tell her differently. Second thing, is that she goes out of her way to help people even though she knows sometimes they donft deserve it. And the third thing, she is a Christian lady, and she lives by it all the time, every day, all day. Ifm not going to say what Ifm going to do because itfs a surprise and she might read this and then it will be an unsurprised.”

Jeanette Jordan

‘My motherfs name is Jenny, and I admire her because she is a strong black woman, and she has always been there for me through thick and thin. Everybody loves her because she is so friendly. Anything shefs got, you can be a stranger, and itfs yours. Wefre having a buffet dinner for her on Motherfs Day.”

Wardell Henderson

‘My motherfs name is Sandra Henderson, and she is very loving. What I admire about her is that she took care of my brother and me. But my brother got killed and it was a blessing that she stayed strong for me. She is a very encouraging woman, and I love her very much. We are supposed to be doing a barbeque for Motherfs Day.”