During each election cycle, we are treated to an endless parade of politicians extolling freedom. Given how many of them subsequently vote to restrict our freedom in myriad ways, we have ample reason to be skeptical about politicians.
Starting today on the actual birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., many people will pause and reflect on the legacy of Dr. King and his impact on making the case for civil rights to be viewed as a constitutional and moral issue. This national and global celebration and remembrance will continue, culminating with the King holiday on Monday, Jan. 17.
After enjoying an afternoon of fun and excitement in the falling snow, this foursome decided to come inside and thaw out before my big brother John and I headed back to our house on the other side of town.
Someone asked me the other day if I had a big New Year’s Eve. When you get to be my age, it means did I stay up to midnight. Well, we did, but just barely. And growing up, New Year’s Eve also wasn’t a big deal, either. News Years Day was the time to get together with family to eat black eyed peas and collards. (We were told black eyed peas were pennies and collards were dollars that you would get in the coming year.) New Year’s Eve were spent primarily watching the ball drop at Times Square on TV at midnight. That’s if you managed to stay up that late.