Texas had my friend and mentor. I could have made a cake and eaten it too. Instead I did everything on my own. I didn’t ask male pastors to go with me to defend me against sexist committees filled with no friends. I could have worked with people who call me hon and paid me thousands less than men less educated and experienced than I am. Our world handicaps people because of race, sex, age, and what elese? It is legal to discriminate in churches for employment. I have never made a living wage. I am 60. I was 4 when I was singing praises door to door on Guam.

Cream cheese pound cake Southern LivingCecil Threadgill, mentor