Slater Hayes Podcast

"The Noises of Love"

November 21, 2023 Herman Veal Season 3 Episode 16
Slater Hayes Podcast
"The Noises of Love"
Show Notes

On yesterday we celebrated family-the Dulaney family. Specifically, the children of Louise/Whitey. It was a marvelous time as we had an opportunity to share...

"The Noises of Love"
with family from near and far.  This wasn't an event that was orchestrated and conducted at a fancy restaurant or resort-this weekend we showered love upon each other in the backyard of the home of my niece, Brittany and her husband Tee.

Thank you'll for opening and sharing your home.

A fabulous time was had by all and my sisters, as usual, provided a feast for kings and queens.

There was boundless LOVE and each time we get together I am even more impressed by the relationship that has been INTENTIONALLY CULTIVATED among my nieces and nephews.

I salute my siblings for their intentionality in ensuring that these relationships were fostered among my great nieces and nephews.

Those that could not attend...WE MISSED YOU!!

LET'S ALL DO OUR BEST to make it next time!!!

Church on Sunday?
For CERTAIN. There is a reason for this LOVE!!



The celebration of Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching. Though I penned this piece during our Thanksgiving gathering of 2021, it was published during the Easter season of 2022.  Prior to the funeral service of my dear cousin, Edith.

The words and sentiment contained within this piece are timeless.

I pray that each listener will recall the precious memories of family gatherings and the love that was exuded during those times.

Now, go and share the love, as you and yours revel in

"The Noises of Love"

***BTW...we are getting together again as family this Thanksgiving...yaaayyyyy!!!



I penned this piece at the time of our last family reunion during the 2021 Thanksgiving season.

The importance of familial relationships is undeniable. The resurrection of familial relationships is just as important.  The celebration of this Easter Season, I feel, is a very apropos time for the publication of this piece I entitled...

"The Noises of Love"
is a testimony of the joy, love and spirit of closeness that is demonstrated when family members get together under the banner of family.

I have come to realize that relationship, especially with family members, is something that needs to be willfully and carefully nurtured even though there is a sharing of the same blood and upbringing.

I assume my share of the responsibility for failing to nurture those relationships with my sisters, brother and the numerous nephews, nieces, cousins...ALL those with whom I share DNA.  More importantly, the past memories that helped to mold us should be the impetus for us continuing to desire to establish moments that create those special memories that are revisited each time we get together.

Regrettably, most of those times are at the loss of a beloved family member. Unfortunately, the loss of my dear cousin, Edith, will, undoubtedly, be the next time where family will gather.  Past stories will be re-told and revised, memories that create joyous laughter reshared and recollections of her sweet spirit will be recounted.

On this day of RESURRECTION, and the day of her pending burial, let us be mindful of those relationships that are in need of being restored through the conscious decisions we make to breathe fresh life into each.


I LOVE YOU ALL and there is NO-THING that I am not willing to do in order to breathe life into our relationship(s).