By Debra Gould
There's nothing like family, and Ebony Speaker Debra Gould shows us how thankful she is for spending time with her son and his family in Northern California during the Thanksgiving holidays.
She traveled from her home in New Orleans and enjoyed the warm California sunshine cooking, singing with Pandora radio, and jamming on Johnny Taylor and Classic Soul BBQ radio station. She reflected on her beloved late husband, Joe Gould II, singing and dancing to the popular group Maze and refereeing every football game on Thanksgiving day. Debra misses her husband but is thankful for their love through the decades.
Her son, Joe Gould III, brings her the joy that only a mother feels for her child throughout the years. And now her grandson, Joe Gould IV, is showcasing his talents as a point guard at Contra Costa College. He is a first-year student and has already been voted the Captain of his basketball team while maintaining a 3.5 GPA this semester. Joe's days are long at school, yet he brilliantly balances his academic activities with his athletic pursuits and an active social life with his girlfriend.
Church has always been a priority for Debra and her family, and during her Thanksgiving visit, she worshipped at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, where the Rev. Dr. Clayborn Lea is the pastor.
On behalf of the entire Gould family, Debra wishes everyone a blessed holiday season and a joyous New Year throughout 2024!
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