here, mothers are

taking care of people is what she does

We first met Jacki Williams at the Guest House, where she cooks and serves a monthly meal with her husband Archie and volunteers from the Dominican Center (including Dorothy, Sister Ann, & Sister Sue last month). The men in attendance were all smiles when they saw the delicious food she cooked — as we found out later, she is no stranger to preparing large meals for many mouths.

‘Everything was consumed with responsibilities.’

Since she was nine years old, Jacki has been taking care of people. In her 50 years, circumstances have asked her to raise ten children and she’s obliged with love, patience, and responsibility.

‘So it was always work, work, work, work, work’

Jacki was generous with stories of her life and family. This particular excerpt is a brief snapshot of many generations:

This entry was written by Adam Carr and published on March 13, 2012 at 9:38 pm. It’s filed under interviews. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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