We need a Carolina victory…

Despite a full set of Howard genes, my son's ardor for all things Tar Heel began at 500 Umstead, Apt. 5B in Chapel Hill as he spent his first year in Blue Heaven. He's already trying to find the Dean Dome in his walker
At about four months old, Chioke, an Ibo word meaning "gift of God", celebrates his first Christmas as his mom Veronica shows him the Christmas tree at my childhood home at 1430 Huggins St. in Statesville

No expedition through my mother’s photo collection would be complete without her collection of her grandson Chioke’s passage to manhood. How time flies!
Soccer was his sport of choice, particularly in the Richmond 5-9 leagues as he proceeded through John B. Cary Elementary School.
This was the game when he scored six goals and narrowly missed a seventh from midfield sideline. His team was undefeated and he was league MVP.

Chioke, his Aunt Marie, First Cousin Jada and Dad