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Started this discussion. Last reply by Barbara Ellison Nov 4, 2009.
Four brothers left home for college, and they became successful doctors and lawyers.
One evening, they chatted after having dinner together.
They discussed the 95th birthday gifts they were able to give their elderly mother who moved to Florida .
The first said, "You know I had a big house built for Mama."
The second said, "And I had a large theater built in the…
Posted on March 10, 2012 at 8:33am — 2 Comments
In my seventh-grade year, my school took a bus trip from our native Baltimore to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the sanctified epicenter of American tragedy. It was the mid-’80s, when educators in our inner cities, confronted by the onslaught of crack, Saturday Night Specials, and teen pregnancy, were calling on all…Continue
Posted on December 6, 2011 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment
'Back When We Were Negroes’
By Charles E. Richardson
Posted on Sun, Jul. 31, 2011 in the Macon Telegraph
There was a time until the early 1960s when the terms to describe those of African decent, like me -- African-American or Black or Afro-American -- were almost unheard of.
I remember a distinct conversation with a friend discussing descriptive terms for ourselves in 1963 or ’64. The term “black” was just coming into vogue and he didn’t like it one bit.…Continue
Posted on September 23, 2011 at 11:31am
A young lady confidently walked around the room while leading and explaining stress management to an audience; with a raised glass of water, and everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate question, 'half empty or half full?'..... she fooled them all... "How heavy is this glass of water?", she inquired with a smile.
Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.
She replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute,…Continue
Posted on September 11, 2011 at 2:14pm — 2 Comments