by Nettie Algenia Reaties



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/8/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 276
ISBN : 9781665556729
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 276
ISBN : 9781665556736

About the Book

Via DNA testing, there are thousands of identifiable relatives of the Reaties family all over the world. Too bad we are so far removed we are unable to celebrate, recognize fame. With that said, this book is a compilation of stories of the Alabama to South Carolina branch. This project is a small effort to let the world know that we are here, we are proud, we are united even if distance keeps us apart. The stories reflect life and times of predecessors up through recent Reaties family antics. Most are outlines of facts regarding our forebearers and the impact their 'happenings' had on much of family, friends, community. This is a chronicle of stories shared via family events – reunions, births, funerals. A documentation of life before our remaining elders – who were there – transition from this earth and distinguish this family's roots from others. Sadly, as with most African Americans, our histories are mostly oral, rarely documented and generally unverifiable. But by documenting our stories, we are assuring an inclusive rendering of life in at least African American family. This compilation of stories has established basic truths – we lived, we survived, thrived, we are still here – proud, united, and determined to share what is known of our remaining legacy. The legacy left behind by our ancestors was amazing! So, it is up to us newbies to carry forth our lives, loves and who we are because – our history matters!

About the Author

Nettie is the sixth of eight (one was stillborn) children of Pearline Blocker and David Charlie Reaties. She was born in Alabama; raised in South Carolina and graduated high school in Montana. She earned a bachelor's degree in Political Science (Urban Studies) and a master's in Business (Nonprofit Administration and Management). Nettie is the proud mother of two, Thomas William Harold Reaties White I and Ayanna MaShonna White. Equally, a proud grand of Thomas, Seth, and Amina. Nettie also has two incredible great-grandchildren–McKenzie and Thomas. She is retired from full-time work, but her employment experience did include nonprofit administration, planning, research, and fund raising. Nettie has owned a small business and worked for large corporations and a hospital gift shop. Currently, she assists her children in their business endeavors. Yet, this lady believes in the power of the volunteer, and is an avid collector of the unusual, odd, and old. In college she was a groupie (of sorts). With a friend–who dated a member of a local rock band–she followed them to gigs in North and South Carolina to get into clubs and drinks for free. Just for fun Nettie took the fast track in Daytona as a member of the 100 Club. As a history buff, she has traveled across this country, meeting and getting to know much of community eccentricities. She had sometimes dined with the rich and famous, while other times with the weird and strange. Nettie is a voice-over actor and assisted with commercials in partnership with the Southeastern Conference (SEC). She is author of the novel–Again and has several short stories in the works. And lest forgotten, Nettie also published under alternate venues: complied and published several human service directories. In partnership with government agencies–published heroes' calendars.