". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Something to Celebrate

Here's an article about a 109-year old woman named Amanda Jones whose father was a slave until the age of 12. Now she has lived to witness the election of a black man to the presidency. Who among us can't smile about that?

By the way, the granddaughter pictured with Mrs. Jones in the article was in my high school graduating class in Bastrop, Texas. So here's a shout-out to her: HI, BRENDA!

1 comment:

Jane said...

I had a very moving event at my polling place when a 95 yo black woman was brought in in her wheelchair by her children & grandchildren to vote, while her great-grandson videotaped it all. When her daughter wheeled her out from behind the machine she had tears on her cheeks and she said, "I never thought I'd see this day."

Yeah. No dry eyes in the room.