Category Archives: mothers

My Jewels: Phillip and Alice Smoot

I told my mom that we should have some photos taken.  Our last photography session was in summer 2016 before my parents moved to Florida.  We needed to break the monotony of the pandemic restrictions and have a reason to … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Lucy L. Smoot

I want to share the beautiful obituary written by my aunts and uncles to pay tribute to my paternal grandmother, Lucy L. Smoot:   LUCY LINTHICUM BENNETT SMOOT passed away peacefully at home at the age of 96 on March 3, … Continue reading

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Santa’s 🎅 Run for our Kids 5K

I was on the first thing smokin’ outta Louisville for Winter Break. My Mom and I were on a mission to compete in another 5K. The Christmas themed race is organized by the Winter Haven Optimist Club. I had the … Continue reading

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Grandma’s 95th Birthday Celebration 🎉

My family will be gathering for the 90th annual Smoot Family Reunion in Madison, WV soon. While the fellowship amongst family since 1929 is a rich tradition, the milestone of my Grandma, Lucy L. Smoot, turning 95 is also worthy … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Imane

Imane is one of my former Smootents (Ms. Smoot + Students) from Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center.  Her family moved from Chad to Louisville, KY in 2007. We met shortly after when Imane was scheduled to my Reading class. … Continue reading

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Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration

The Black Expo in Indianapolis, IN is a celebration of African American culture.  Underserved communities have a one stop shop with over $2,000 worth of free health screenings, job applications, voter registration and supporting black owned businesses. Being in Indianapolis … Continue reading

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Always Beachin’

Summer break recharge for a middle school P.E. and Health teacher with 2 Foster Daughters. Continue reading

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Pro Football Hall of Fame Gold Jacket 5k

Pro Football Hall of Fame Gold Jacket 5K Recap Columbus, Ohio 6-26-16 This Race is dedicated to Kevin Carter I heard about the Pro Football Hall of Fame Gold Jacket 5K from my weekly Active.com email. The name and location … Continue reading

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Trek-and-Treating

Jay’s Hope Trek or Treat- Macon, GA October 31, 2015 There were a ton of races in the Atlanta area as I made my way down to Florida for an unplanned mini vacation.  I was so happy I decided to … Continue reading

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100th Post Dedicated to My Grandma

It is hard to believe that I have written 99 blog posts on kelsielou.com.  I would like to thank each and everyone of you who have taken the time to read about what’s going on in my life as a … Continue reading

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