AUNT OTELIA (click her snake bracelet for backstory
Paulina Jordan, Otelia's sister, Washington, D.C. C 1860
Why Aunt Otelia? Why not Aunt Paulina, or Pauline, the mother of them both, whose grave I've visited in Beaumont Texas, and whose crazy quilt is rolled up in a sheet under the bed? Why not Movay, my own grandmother who doted on me and embodied moral virtue itself tho I heard her myself say things that would make us both pariahs today?
Why not my own mother, Paulina Otelia, whom I knew well and who had young friends, who are still alive and might click this pic of her? See Polly.