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When Midnight Comes!

It is of great honor and privilege that I present to the readers writing that will give those who possess these words in their view all that can have many to tell others what they have purchased as a powerful reminder of past, present, and future writings. During my years of sharecropper's son for nineteen years. God bless to have an Afro-American father and mother who were able to buy and farm many produce for market purchases. It was there on this farmland in Hobbsville, North Carolina. As the youngest of eleven children, it was in rural North Carolina where my father and mother have one large farm. During these years, Daddy purchased the farm, owned a small store, was a preacher of the gospel, was a pastor, and was a leader of a rural country congregation. But it was never his obligation and duty as a father of eleven children, but he maintained who he was. I grew up going to school in a red brick schoolhouse attended only by Afro-Americans (Negros) for many of my younger years. By now, I came accustomed to the beginning of freedom but still slaves; it was there in rural North Carolina that I learn what slavery was all about. My father and mother raised eleven children from the sweat and tears while dealing with racialism in the '40s, '50s, and '60s, but they were able to raise eleven professional children as follows:Thomas E. Nowell--a military, postal worker, construction (building swimming pool)Lillian Nowell (Franklin)--works for the Bell Telephone Company, raising four childrenRuth Nowell (Drew)--works in Bell Telephone, usher in churchMildred Nowell (Boyd)--works in Bell Telephone, usher in churchNurney L. Nowell Sr.--IRS, bridge and tunnel toll booth (captain), has three childrenHarold Nowell--military service, mass transit authority (train operator)Willie Nowell--military service, a custodian in school systemMarjorie Nowell (King)--a housewife and a mother of four boysLillie Mae Nowell (Chappell)--first son, nurse, and usher in churchArthur Nowell--serves in the United States Air Force, E-8, retired from twenty-two years of service, works as an ROTC instructor, taught Baltimore, Maryland, school systemRev. Dr. Charles L. Nowell Sr.--has three children, served in the United States Air Force for eight years and six months, honorably discharged in November 1974This will give readers a close look at my past and now. Thank you.

--Rev. Charles Nowell

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