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  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
Coretta Scott King. by tucsonmike on 8 February 2006 2:33am
What a turnout. The end of an era. I borrowed Dr. Kings' autobiography from the library today. It is easy to read and interesting reading.

Let's put it this way. I said I HAD to turn over a new leaf. I was talked out of bringing the book to court, but by golly, I am absorbing the lessons! I also have a cold. My boss thinks I probably picked it up in jail. She calls it my unwanted hotel stay and I should complain to housekeeping LOL!
Enough of the jokes. Reading Dr. King is a touch more serious.
Re: Coretta Scott King. by perfectbitch on 8 February 2006 4:18pm
Mike, I went to his menorial service at St. Paul's Cathedral back in the 60's. Mum and my sisters were with me as we all felt compelled to make a statement of support for his fmily and followers. It was a truly wonderful, memorable and moving service with the whole congregation embracing each other at the end. I will never forget it - a milestone in my life. Linz
Re: Coretta Scott King. by tucsonmike on 8 February 2006 4:42pm
Wow Linz, that would be some experience. I did not know there were memorials like that in other cities.

A silly story (if that is possible in the following situation).
The date is April 5th, 1968. The day after Dr. King's assasination. I was in fifth grade and we were gathered in front of the Principal, Mrs. Fisher. "A terrible thing happened last night," she intoned. "Yeah, I said to my best friend Saul, the Mets lost a tough one to the Cubs." Nothing disrespectful meant, stupid me had no idea what she was talking about. Well, Mrs. Fisher, God rest her soul, had hearing like radar. She probably took it as disrespectful etc. I was dragged by the ear to her office. She called my father out of teaching. She asked my father what kind of racist he was raising. My father just blurted out, "the kid's stupid. What do you want me to tell you?" What else could she say? She snarled "Get out of here!" and out I went. Luckily, my racially mixed classmates (including now filmmaker Spike Lee) saw me as a wiseass not a bigot.
And this is how I marked Dr. King's assasination? Oh Linz, I have a lot of making up to do.
Re: Coretta Scott King. by canaveralgumby on 8 February 2006 5:13pm
ROTFLOL That is the best response your father could have made!
Re: Coretta Scott King. by perfectbitch on 9 February 2006 12:27am
Please could you tell me what ROTFLOL is the acronym for? I know I'm a little dense when it comes to things like this.

Mike - at school with Spike Lee - impressive. Linz
Re: Coretta Scott King. by tucsonmike on 9 February 2006 1:16am
Linz, it means Rolling on the Floor Laughing Out Loud.

Don't be so impressed. I haven't spoken to Spike now in 32 years. His father never liked his hanging around white people and he changed when he went off to Morehouse College (ironically, where Dr. King went for undergraduate). At first, the Lees lived in an almost all white area, then Mr. Lee decided Spike wasn't around enough blacks. Actually he lives now exactly half way between my parents and my sister Sarah. Both could walk to where he lives if they wanted to.

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