At least that is what the kids call it "slay". I love that word.

Hello Family and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I attend church services on Sundays so from now on I'm going to title my sunday post "Sunday Slay". Pretty Original lol. Forgive me I'm a cornball.

So I wanted some sparkle on this day and wanted to be comfortable also because I attendedd a church service last night called watch service and a 7:30 am service this morning.

I found a pair of my regular pair of size 18 wideleg high waist pinstripe pants that fit. Yeah me. I wore my afro lady t-shirt my pattent leather heels and black sweater with flecks of white in it. My denim hat and my beautiful Cherry red bag a Christmas gift from my oldest neice. She is such a sweetheart. I really liked this fit. This was a mix of thrift and cheepy retail stores here in Chicago called cititrends.

I attended a Watch service last night and took a quick selfie. A explanation of Watch service is at the end if you care to read. I've been attending for as long as I can remember.

Again thank you for reading and happy 2017.

Watch Service-On This date in 1862 the first Watch Night Services were celebrated in Back communities in America.

The Watch Night service can be traced back to gatherings also known as “Freedom’s Eve.” On that night, Black slaves and free blacks came together in churches and private homes all across the nation awaiting news that the Emancipation Proclamation actually had become law. At the stroke of midnight, it was January 1, 1863; all slaves in the Confederate States were declared legally free. When the news was received, there were prayers, shouts and songs of joy as many people fell to their knees and thanked God.

Blacks have gathered in churches annually on New Year’s Eve ever since, praising God for bringing us safely through another year. It’s been over a century since the first Freedom’s Eve and tradition still brings us together at this time every year to celebrate “how we got over.” This celebration takes many African American decendants of slaves into a new year with praise and worship. The service usually begins anywhere from 7 p.m. To 10 p.m. And ends at midnight with the entrance of the New Year. Some people come to church first, before going out to celebrate, for others, church is the only New Year’s Eve event.

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