Friday, April 20, 2007


Dear Donny,

Thank you for your kind words regarding my latest book Celeste's Harlem Renaissance. It truly means a lot to me to know that you read my latest book and enjoyed it. Having this kind of support from friends, relatives, and fellow artists and writers helps to keep us old warriors writing. Over one hundred readers, writers, parents, teachers, media specialists, church folks, and children showed up at my birthday/book launch party at Richard B. Harrison Library in Raleigh, and it was truly wonderful. I knew you and Tammy were there in spirit, too! The flowers and birthday balloons are gorgeous! I received more birthday gifts than I ever have before in my life!
Since I've been writing most of my life, I know that not all words written will be deemed excellent (my goodness, is that possible?), but that's how literature works. All words still convey messages to share with the world, and I am doubly pleased that Celeste is able to share some messages with you.
Aunt Eleanora E. Tate"

Auntie, you and your work are an inspiration to me. -- Donny

1 comment:

Stacey Thomas said...

Your aunt sounds like she's quite a woman to know, Don.