For the Love of a Mother
The Black Children of Ulster® by Annie Yellowe Palma
About the book
THE WALL OF FAME
Top from left Wilson, Gabriel and Annie, front wee Bill...bottom from left, Gabriel, Annie, Wils and wee Bill The woman in this pic is NOT our mother but a good friend & neighbour.
My mother Ivy Yellowe (nee Gracey) and my father Frank Peter Yellowe
Back in my days of modelling.
Gabriel and me aged about 6 and 5 outside my grandfather's home
My brother Gabriel
Annie, Tracey (real name) and Shirley (in the book)
Me graduating from the University of North London in 1999
At my mother's funeral in 2008 Wee Bill not in pic From left in age order, Jimmy, Alan, Gabriel, Annie, Wilson
Me hiding the Jacksons in my afro on a trip to Tenerife.
My brother Alan...a well known & respected life long football player. He retired at 60! Yes...you heard me..60!
My brother Gabriel.
My brother Wilson.
My brother Billy (Wee Bill).
My father Frank & I. The only pic I own of my father. Can you see the uncanny resemblance?
My mother & all her children. This is the pic we put in her coffin so we would be forever with her as in life x
Dane (in the book)...my old flame who called me his 'lady in red' Real name Winston Stephen John Hope (Bob Hope)
Dane (in the book) my old flame. Real name Winston Stephen John Hope (Bob Hope)
Despite my impoverished start in life...check out my grades in this old school report..especially English were my talent for writing was beginning to show. My grades are those in the left column...those on the right are class averages.
THIS IS FLORENCE COURT THE STREET I GREW UP IN These are some of the children. My brothers Alan in the middle row Jimmy at the back in the dark sweater The house I lived in is very near the women sitting on the pavement. My grandfathers house is at the very end beside the car. The bonfires that ...
Jimmy's wedding. My mother alone in the background. My aunt Winnie in the middle with her husband.
Jimmy's wedding. Me wearing the famous white hand muff, the halo & the blue velvet fairy princess dress.
My two eldest brothers Jimmy & Alan.
The bat cave near Hoy's Meadow.
At the back from left...Wilson..Gabriel & me In the front Billy (wee Bill)
The effigy of Lundie burned on a bonfire yearly on the 12th July.
All of my siblings together for possibly the last time in this life. From the left & in age order Jimmy..Alan..Gabriel..Annie..Wilson & Billy. This picture was taken at my book launch on 1st April 2017 in our home town...Portadown. Several shades of humanity...one womb.
This is David Riley (Mr Elliott in my book) my secondary school head teacher and the man in my book who unwittingly gave me back my birth name.... Along with other friends I was honoured to have him and his family at my book launch. I was also honoured to have my favourite primary school teacher pr...
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