Monday, February 4

Black History TV Programs and my Handsome Great-Nephew

Since February is Black History Month, I thought some of you might enjoy watching some TV programs that are airing on PBS.

Prince Among Slaves

The story of an African Prince who lived as a slave in Mississippi for 40 years. After gaining his freedom, he became one of the most famous men in America. This show airs tonight, February 4th at 10pm EST.


African Americans were forced out of towns in three counties 100 years ago. When their descendents returned to the area, the history they learned was shocking. This show airs February 19th at 10pm EST.

African Lives 2

A second delving into the triumphs and tragedies of African American family histories. Airs February 6th to 13th at 9pm EST.

PBS will celebrate Black History Month with kids each Friday throughout February. PBS Kids Go will air segments of interesting and informative facts about African Americans and their contributions to society.

Kids can also play interactive games to learn more about black history on African American World on the PBS website. There are also other activities and games based on black history on the website.

If you watch these shows or learn of any others, I would love hearing about them. I enjoy learning about black history and the triumphs and achievements of black Americans and Canadians.

My great-nephew, Griffyn, is just 7 months old but this boy is moving. He is trying very hard to crawl and is pulling himself up on the coffee table and other furnitue. He isn't going to let the grass grow under his feet, that's for sure. Here he is with his Dad.

Griffyn was sick with the croup and he has just cut two teeth. A lethal combination for Mom. Here he is just too tired to eat. If you notice, his cheeks are beet red.
Feeling much better now, but has a cold and so does Mom. At least he is entertaining himself for short periods. He loves any new adventure.
The photos below were taken at Christmas. He was almost 6 months old. Here he is eating a Christmas cookie.

Mom and Dad were so proud that he wasn't afraid of Santa. Wait until next year. He'll be a year and a half and will probably scream.

Hope you enjoyed these photos. I just got them tonight. I don't see Griffyn very often, as he lives out of town. Aren't babies just the most precious blessings in the world? I wish I could see him more often.

Take care and please do a kind deed for someone today. Kindness brings hope. ~Blessings, Mary~


  1. Griffyn is a beautiful little fellow. I hope he is all well and over the sickness. Dear little heart.
    I have two great grandbabies 10 and 11 months old. They are crawling and one is pulling herself up and walking around tables. It won't be long before little Griffyn will be giving his mommy a run for her money!

  2. Griffyn is so precious, thanks for sharing these pictures.

  3. Griffyn is absolutely precious. I love this age group. They are learning so much so quickly. Seth (My youngest grand) is just learning to crawl and starting to be very vocal....DIL tells me that he joined in when they were all singing 'Amazing Grace' at church yesterday.

    Thank you for sharing.

  4. Awwww...Griffyn is one beautiful little boy. Thanks for sharing with us.

  5. Mary
    Griffyn is a cutie. ALL babies are so beautiful and innocent and each thing little is a new experience for them. Those little hands with the stubby little fingers and the sweet little feet with the little nubs as toes are a blessing to touch.
    Love the way you ended your blog. You are so right.

  6. What a smile your great grand nephew have.
    Thanks for the heads up on the up coming show on PBS on Black History

  7. Mary, Mary, Mary!!!
    I love EACH photo of your grandson that you share. He is beautiful! But, I'm sure you don't need to be told that. That one where he fell asleep at the high chair is just too priceless!!!

    You made my day sharing all this....I can see grandma's love in each and every snapshot too.

    [also, thanks for the tip on all the specials...the first one sound REALLY good to me...I'll have to check it out]

  8. Griffyn is so adorable!! Thanks for sharing these photo's!We are feeling a little better but for the cough! Nancy is still okay! Praise God!! Love and Hugs, Carolyn

  9. Mary, he is ADORABLE!! What a sweet smile, thanks for sharing your family with us. God Bless

  10. What a little darling Griffyn is...also love the way they spell his name:-) I love them at that age, it's as if they're discovering everything all at once! lol Oh Mary, I so enjoyed looking at all the Disney pictures on your previous post....I would have loved the Muppets place, always been a big fan of theirs:-) Sure looks like the boys were having a fantastic time!! xox

  11. Good Evening Mary,
    I have been down in the dumps today and haven't had the will power to post. It's just a blah-blah Monday I guess you could say. "THANK YOU" for letting us know about the Black History month shows coming on PBS. I will have to try and watch some of them. Your Great-Nephew is adorable. They do grow up fast. He will be walking before too long now. I hope that him and him Mommy get to feeling better soon. Take care my friend and have a great evening. May God Bless You and Yours.

    Love & Hugs,
    Karen H.

  12. What a dear little face! Don't you just love those eyes?!

  13. I remember reading about the African Prince when I was in school. I was telling my DH about it, but I couldn't remember what he was famous for. Was it Booker T. Washington? Well it is 15 minutes until 10:00, so I will be watching it. Thank you for posting this information!

    Your grand-nephew is a doll. Poor thing with the croup. :(

  14. What a precious little boy...Griffyn.I love the photo of him a sleep in his high is sooo cute.

    Have a restful nights sleep and a new day filled with many blessings and lots of love and family!


  15. Awwwwwwwww too cute....... hhaha I anxiously await grandchildren ... and wait and wait and wait.. I think that there needs to be a National Adopt a Grand baby Agency..... I would take three please............ I am headed to bed early tonight.. It is taking pain pills to sleep....... bummer....... but God is good...... and I am blessed over and above all that I can think or ask......................

    and as my little love bird would say..............

    nite nite

  16. what an adorable baby... just makes you want to squeeze his little cheeks...Mimi

  17. What a beautiful little boy!! I got my box and I have posted pictures so if anyone wants to see my box of goodies, come on by!!!

  18. Mary,

    Thank you for the heads up on the Black History month programs. They all sound very interesting.

    Griffyn is an adorable little guy!! The photos are wonderful. There's no way a person can look at his sweet little face and not smile!


  19. What adorable pictures! I haven't been here in a while and I'm so glad I stopped by. He sure is a cutie!!

    Livin' With Me

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