She is one of nearly 11,400 residents in Yazoo, Mississippi, between the Yazoo River and the Mississippi River.
She has been a widow since her husband died shortly after his return from Vietnam. However, she was quick to tell me that he took very good care of her.
When asked if she would like to move, the answer was, “If I could move to D.C. where my kids are.” Like many children in the Delta region, once they are old enough to move on, they quickly do in search of better jobs as employment is scarce in the Delta. She told me that if she had the money, she would make the move to Washington D.C., but she doesn’t, so she will stay put.