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Hello! My name is Porsha, and I thought I'd add my "getting to know you" bit to the forum - thanks for having me!

I am 31 years old, and from a small town in Mid-Missouri. I relocated from that town to Columbia, MO in 1996 to attend Columbia College for Fashion Merchandising. I "walked" with one course left to get my General Studies Bachelor, with a concentration in Fashion Merchandising and a Minor in Business.

From there, I continued to work very hard, and play harder, for a textbooks wholesaler named MBS Textbook Exchange, Inc ( I finally found my niche about a year ago in the company, after 8 years of jumping around. is my new home and family - and the best little online retailer this side of the Mississippi!

From there, opportunities were endless for me. After joining the Audrain County Genealogy society, I started investigating my families roots in Missouri. To find out that I am part of two of the biggest founding black free families in Monroe and Audrain county, MO is unbelieveable. To also find out that I may be the great-great granddaughter of Charley Patton, the infamous King of the Delta blues is beyond exhilarating. As I continue my search for the truth, let me congratulate you on starting to immerse yourself in yours~or sharing the knowledge you've acquired after years in this fascinating community!

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