Keeping Music in the Family

Wongas daughter and the Jolley SistersIt is so nice when a family can make music together.  Sunday, October 6th, in Cambridge, Maryland.  Roberta Wongus put on a program during which the audience was treated to one of those rare opportunities in life when family can come together and sing.  The women in this photograph are Roberta Wongus, her daughter and Roberta’s three aunts, “The Jolley Sisters.”  How special is it, to have different generations come together to make music as they’ve done for however long each member had been making music.  Making music together among family can be an expression of love, of family, and an honoring of history.

The occasion was a program organized by Roberta Wongus, “Profiles of Distinction,” featuring the history of the Lake Family of Dorchester County, Maryland, through a big part of her program, a community recognition ceremony called “Remembering the Lake Family Legacy.”

The program included a one person two act play and a dinner.  Proceeds went towards the Museum Capitol & Building Fund for the planned “Charles W. Wongus, Sr. Museum of Negro African American Agricultural & Eastern Shore Maryland Small Community History,”  planned in Dorchester County.  Any effort to record family history is to be commended.

–Linda Duyer

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