|Friends don't have to look like us. :)|
Feeling literally under the weather today! We were awakened a few times last night with heavy storms going through but even then I was surprised to see the tornado warning icons on the TV screen this morning.
Temperature is dropping all day with snow to move in soon. It is not nice to do such a thing to my head. Yuk... Thankfully, I was able to bake two loaves of chocolate chip pumpkin bread as promised hubby and I'm turning leftover meatloaf into shepherd's pie for dinner (cheating and using instant mashed potatoes but no one notices in this dish).
Just dropping in to add a little to yesterday's post. My husband once asked me why I admire Martin Luther King, Jr. so much. I know he was not a perfect man or minister but my family has a Southern tradition so I grew up knowing racism while it kinda' passed hubby by as he grew up just outside of Chicago. He certainly saw it as a soldier in Viet Nam.
I remember when I saw the first African American person as a child, washing windows at J. C. Penney's. We had just one or two African American students in our large high school (large after three counties were incorporated into one school). It wasn't until I was married and lived near the University that I began to meet people from all races.
But I grew up with... talk. Talk I didn't like. Talk that disturbed my soul. I know there was a huge difference in this country regarding race before and after MLK. I may not be very fond of our current President but I'm thrilled a person of color can hold the office in the same lifetime as one who remembers growing up with... talk. Stupid talk... and pictures of colored only bathrooms and water fountains and sadly... churches.
Racism is far from over, I don't think it ever will be on this side of Eternity for it even fills the Word of God. Mankind doesn't trust men who don't look like him... same for womankind. But it is a lot better than it used to be.
Because we live near a large University, with one of the highest ratios of foreign students in the country... we have a little bit of Heaven on Earth. How? Well, the Bible tells us there will be represented every tribe and nation so we may as well learn to get along now.
For an excellent book about living with racism and overcoming it, I highly recommend Condoleezza Rice: A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary, Family and Me. I enjoyed this book very much.