Teen inspired by grandmother’s love letters publishes his own book, sending a message of love

Ocir Black asked the moms to put all their love and advice in writting

Teen pens 'Love Letters to my Son'
Teen pens 'Love Letters to my Son'

HENRY COUNTY, Va. – A teenage boy is passing his family’s legacy of writing love letters on to others.

We caught up with the teen about how he used his extra time in 2020 to turn love letters into a book.

15-year-old Ocir Black, wisely invested all the time he had on his hands during quarantine.

“I wanted to write something that was unique, that was different,” explained Ocir.

Inspired by his grandmother Sallie Morris-Redd, a long-time English teacher in Henry County, who would write letters to her children and grandchildren, he asked mothers to write letters to their sons.

“My grandmother had a huge impact on my life,” said Ocir. “These letters were just everywhere, in her house, in our house, in my uncle’s house. It’s just so treasured.”

Having a mother’s words and wisdom to read and reread, like he does, is what he wanted to convey in his first publication.

Ocir asked the moms to put all their love and advice on paper.


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