“I felt so good and comfortable there. I felt safe and secure. I didn’t have to worry about nothing. I didn’t have to do nothing.”
“It was God telling me that He had put His spirit upon me and that I needed to realize how much He was gong to use my life and use me in the process. I knew God had given me the gift to cook. It revolutionized my life and that is when I started looking for a place to have a restaurant.”
“I had my nieces and they helped me make some draperies and some tablecloths. People came in and bought me trays and what nots. It was a labor of love.”
“Since I left Greil Hospital, I never had to have any more shock treatments. I never had to take another pill, even for headaches. I‘m proud of myself and God.”
Standing left to right: Uncle Henry Harvest, Henry Hawkins, Willie Jr, Willie Hawkins Senior, Tommy Hawkins, Howard Hawkins, Scott Hawkins, and Uncle Willie C Hawkins. Copyright by Martha Hawkins.