Yesterday I had the honor and the privilege to have an evening supper with Ms. Beatrice (Beechie) Jenkins who turned 99 years old on Thursday November 11, 2010 Veterans Day. I had supper at Bills Ellis Restaurant in Wilson NC along with some of her children, grand children, great grands and great, great grands. Edgecombe County Sheriff James Knight was also present.
What a moment in history this was.
Ms. Beechie is the grandmother of my sister and brother Carolyn Jenkins Knight and Barry Lee Jenkins.