Matthew 7: 17-20 (New International Version)
“Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.”
Ruby and her mother, Essie Taylor Mckinley continued to live on this property until 1967 when Ruby and her husband moved to Oakland, CA. Essie sold the property and moved to Oakland with her daughter in 1972 after I was born. My parents always said I was the reason she came to California. The church across the street, New Gideon Baptist Church, now owns the property.
Before we came back to California, I wanted to make sure I got a picture of my children next to those trees. When they get a little older, I will tell them a story about those trees…