I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
Throughout the years, the American Civil Rights Movement has continued to make strides in the equal treatment of all American citizens. Many people have joined in this struggle, so that all in this country may participate in the freedoms this country offers. One great leader in this campaign gave voice to a struggling minority that longed to share in the liberties of this American Dream. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Baptist minister and a social activist who played an essential role in this crusade. He peacefully fought for equality and human rights, and his motivational speeches and his activism moved our nation. His leadership inspired our world, and his actions guided our government to end the legal segregation of African-American citizens. Continue reading “In Search of Justice: Martin Luther King, Jr.” →
In 1956 in the little town of Delta, Colorado, a young woman cried while standing with her parents; Dotty Allen wasn’t ready to leave her parents and return home. Her vacation was not long enough, and she wished she could spend more time with her family. As people began to gather at the bus stop that would take them to western destinations, the young woman’s parents tried to comfort their daughter as she prepared to head back to California and return to her job as a telephone operator in Oakland. Once the bus pulled up to the curb, her parents teased her about the fine-looking young men in uniform traveling on the bus. Then, at once, her mother spotted a handsome man in his dress greens; he had dark hair and large brown eyes that warmly sparkled when he smiled.
Continue reading “No, Not That One” →
Earlier this week, I read a blog from a cherished fellow blogger, Jeanne Bryan Insalaco. On her site, Everyone Has a Story, she included a year end review of her writing experiences for 2017. She included the information from another genealogist that invited readers to write about their discoveries. Once I read the two blogs, I wanted to share my adventures too. I have provided the original link from Jill Ball.
Continue reading “Looking Back: A Review of 2017” →
Today, while sorting family photos, I came across this picture. All I know about it is that my grandfather, Wilson Reeder, gave it my father, Harold Reeder. On the back of the photo, all that was written was my dad’s name. I know the picture was taken in Michigan, and I do know my family lived in Plymouth, but I am not sure where the photo was taken. Continue reading “Reeder Family Home” →
Join in on the fun and start writing your family stories. Share with your family and friends and preserve those family memories. Do no forget to upload your stories in the comment section. Be the conveyor of your family tales. Continue reading “February Themes” →
Gearing up for another writing challenge- Continue reading “My Tales 2018” →
Dear Friends and Family,
For more years than I would like to recount, I have been battling chronic pain. Since this adversity entered my life, my world as I once knew it, has drastically changed. Every day I struggle with pain; it never leaves. But, I still have a life to lead, a job to fulfill, and dreams to follow. Continue reading “Finding my Tribe” →