She was born on a beautiful spring day in Philadelphia. Her mother, who grew up in Georgia, said she smelled of magnolias and honey with skin the color of her favorite cup of coffee from the diner on “their” side of town. Her free spirited mother named her Magnolia Honey Robinson. Her father was singer and her mother was a cook for one of the wealthy white families of the city during the day to help make ends meet. But she wasn’t she just a cook. Magnolia’s mother possessed a singing voice as sweet as molasses and as rich as gold and when she could, she would sing with Magnolia’s father when the wealthy family gave her a night off. Magnolia saw how hard her mother work and she never seemed happy when she came home at night. As a small child, Magnolia swore to herself she would never be a cook in a rich man’s house, or do a rich man’s laundry or tend to their housekeeping – she would grow up and be “somebody”.
Magnolia was destined to sing – it was in her blood – and sing she did often with her father in his gig’s around town. From the age of seven onward, Magnolia could be found with her parents at night clubs singing her heart out. As the child grew into a young woman, her voice took on the rich tones of her mother’s. People stopped in their tracks when she sang. It was obvious she had something special about her. One night a man approached her when she was just shy of her 18th birthday. He was a white man with hair of like the sunshine and eyes like the ocean. He slipped her a note when her parent’s eyes drifted off. ”New York City is where you should be – not here in the Philly. Look me up if you ever find your way there.” Magnolia kept that note in secret and after six months of scrimping and saving, she had just enough to leave Philadelphia behind her.
Then in the summer of 1922, Magnolia finally arrived in New York City. She knew absolutely no one nor had a place to live, but she had her dreams. So there in the train station bathroom she changed into her finest show attire and made her way to the office of the golden haired man. Now her story begins……
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