Stories

"My grandmother spoiled me and I've always been spoiled. I told her that when I got older, I was going to take care of her and I did. She lived to be 90 years old. That's the type of person I am. I enjoy people, any kind. My grandmother was 80% Indian and 6'1. She was tall and the first person I knew that had a black and white afro. She taught me a lot of knowledge, a lot of knowledge. I used to come home and tell her that one of my friends didn't treat me right and she would tell me to handle them with a long handled spoon. That would mean to be close but not too close. You know, keep em' at a distance. She had ways of saying things. And then she used to tell me to get my own and it would always be mine. That means don't be borrowing, go on and get your own. I mean, I lived by what she told me and I accomplished what she told me. I did it. That's how I got well known in the music industry. I worked and I couldn't be bought. You don't go for the love of money. You go for the love of your word, your bond, and your respect. You earn your respect and you keep your respect. That's what I did all my life." Ms. Lee, Owner of Better Days West, Parkland

"My grandmother spoiled me and I've always been spoiled. I told her that when I got older, I was going to take care of her and I did. She lived to be 90 years old. That's the type of person I am. I enjoy people, any kind. My grandmother was 80% Indian and 6'1. She was tall and the first person I knew that had a black and white afro. She taught me a lot of knowledge, a lot of knowledge. I used to come home and tell her that one of my friends didn't treat me right and she would tell me to handle them with a long handled spoon. That would mean to be close but not too close. You know, keep em' at a distance. She had ways of saying things. And then she used to tell me to get my own and it would always be mine. That means don't be borrowing, go on and get your own. I mean, I lived by what she told me and I accomplished what she told me. I did it. That's how I got well known in the music industry. I worked and I couldn't be bought. You don't go for the love of money. You go for the love of your word, your bond, and your respect. You earn your respect and you keep your respect. That's what I did all my life." Ms. Lee, Owner of Better Days West, Parkland