Spreading Good News (Post 776 – BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Wallace “Wally” Amos)

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GET INSPIRED and/or GET MOTIVATED and/or GET INFORMED and/or GET AWE-STRUCK and/or GET A BREAK FROM ALL THE NEGATIVE NEWS and to tell readers about our good, short books and our online store.

 

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IT’S BETTER TO DIE CHASING A DREAM NEVER CAUGHT THAN TO DIE NEVER HAVING CHASED THE DREAM.  ~ Joyce Fields

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Today's Quote

 

 

 

TAKE TIME TO TUNE IN TO YOUR OWN BREATHING.  DON’T TAKE IT FOR GRANTED.  INHALE, EXHALE.  INHALE, EXHALE.  ~ Joyce Fields

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TODAY’S BLOG

We all should know more about the contributions that African-Americans have made in the fields of science and medicine, as well as art, music, the written word, sports, and just-everyday life.

During “Black History Month,” (February) I will continue Spreading Good News about Black History on Monday through Thursday.  On Fridays, I will keep posting the very popular “Funny Friday” pieces!

I hope you enjoy this piece of Black History!

 

Famous AmosBLACK HISTORY MONTH:  Wallace “Wally” Amos, Jr.

~ Source:  The Internet

Wallace “Wally” Amos, Jr. (aka “Famous Amos”)

Wally Amos was born on July 1, 1936 in Tallahassee, Florida, and lived there until he was twelve.  When his parents divorced, he then moved to Manhattan, New York, with his aunt, where he enrolled at the Food Trades Vocational High School.

He showed interest in cooking from a very young age, and it was from his aunt, who would bake cookies for him, that Amos would develop his chocolate chip cookies recipe.  Amos would improve on his aunt’s recipe, which was already common because it included several ingredients not generally associated with chocolate chip cookies.

Shortly before graduation, Amos dropped out of high school to join the United States Air Force.  He earned his high school equivalency diploma before being honorably discharged from the military, where he had a distinguished career.

Famous Amos with his CookiesReturning to New York City, Amos went to college to become a secretary, and following graduation, took a clerical job with the William Morris Agency.  Eventually, he became the agency’s first African American talent agent.  Amos attracted clients by sending them chocolate chip cookies, along with an invitation to visit him.  He represented superstars, such as Diana Ross and the Supremes and Simon and Garfunkel.

Famous Amos CookiesIn 1975, a friend suggested to Amos that he set up a store to sell his cookies, and in March of that year, the first “Famous Amos” cookie store opened in Los Angeles, California.  He started the business with the help of a $25,000 loan from Marvin Gaye and Helen Reddy.  The new company began to expand, and, eventually, “Famous Amos” chocolate chip cookies could be found on supermarket shelves across the United States.

Varieties of Famous Amos Cookies:  Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, Bite-Size Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip & Pecan, Vanilla Sandwich, Chocolate Sandwich.

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JourneyIf you’re interested in reading all about “My Breast Cancer Journey,” those posts start with post #334.

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~ Joyce Fields

 

ADDITIONAL OFFERINGS FROM JOYCE FIELDS

Joyce is an author who has written seven books.  If you enjoy this blog, you will, undoubtedly, enjoy all her books.  Her sister, Anita, is also an author.

BE INSPIRED!  You can read about and order their books AND order merchandise from their online store at this link (or click the “BE INSPIRED!” button above):

https://lineofserenity.wordpress.com/get-more-inspiration/

Thanks for your interest AND support!!

Contact Joyce at goodshortbooks@yahoo.com.

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Favorite BlogsSOME OF JOYCE’S FAVORITE BLOGS

I visit these blogs and leave comments regularly.  I think you will enjoy them all!

http://www.lenasledgeblog.com  Books, reviews, give-aways, interviews.

http://living4bliss.com  Believing Life Is Set up for Success (BLISS)

http://goss-coaching.com/author/gosscoaching  A professional writer and wellness coach helping people connect thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and action to create optimal health and a vibrant life.

http://www.thebirkineffect.com  Musings of a “want it all” 21st century woman.

http://www.thesweetsensations.com  A baking, entertainment, and lifestyle blog.  Fantastic recipes and food photography, too!

http://www.pennilessparenting.com  A rich life on minimum wage.  Plus fabulous, healthful recipes!

http://www.rumpydog.com  I’m a dog with a unique perspective on human life.

http://www.davidkanigan.com/  Lead.Learn.Live.  David Kanigan:  Inspiration, Ideas & Information.

http://callingoftheheart.wordpress.com  Spirituality, Psychology, and Political.

http://www.petedenton.wordpress.com  Writer of short stories, Flash fiction, and some scripts.

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About Line of Serenity (Joyce Fields)

As a thought leader for today's generation, I choose to be part of the solution and am doing things that positively impact people's lives. In addition to being a happy, married (since 1967!) woman, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, I have over 40 years' experience in "Corporate America": Stenographer, Secretary, Supervisor, Analyst, Office Manager, Executive Assistant. I am also a professional proofreader and the author of eight books (seven non-fiction; one children's fiction--http://www.GoodShortBooks.com).
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2 Responses to Spreading Good News (Post 776 – BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Wallace “Wally” Amos)

  1. Sandra says:

    I never knew he was a talent agent. Love those cookies!

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