...the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support. Geo. Washington Feb. 22, 1732


Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
Robert Kennedy, South Africa 1966.


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Throwback Thursday

When I was a young boy I would go to my great-aunt's home on Saturday Night.  I had three unmarried great-aunt's and would stay overnight with them.  We would meet my great-uncle and aunt who were married. My uncle would drive us out for a drive and he would stop to have his haircut and we would wait and it was always a fun time (ice cream may have been in the car also).  

My great-aunt Kate had a shelf which she called a What-not I looked it up in the dictionary and found it was really a thing....It is a light open set of shelves for bric-a-brac. I always enjoyed looking at the many little things on the shelf.  These little Quaker children are two that I had from my childhood.  I was born in 1941 and was probably about 3 or 5 when I would spend the night.

We figured out that my mother would go to the American Legion to have some time dancing, drinking and socializing while I was being taken care of my my great Uncle and Aunts.  I treasure my memories of them and these little iron figures always make me remember times.

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