Sunday, January 17, 2010


Happy MLK Day, everyone.

My children have taught me many things, but one of them (that I've said several times before), is that prejudice is a learned behavior.

On this day, which encourages equal rights for all Americans, regardless of their background, I take a moment to pause and reflect.

I think of my (recently-turned 97) grandfather, who shared stories of his friendship as a younger man with an African-American colleague, during an era in which this was uncouth. Their friendship continued for many, many years until his colleague's death.

Thank you to my friends who are from cultures different from my own. You have added to the richness of my life's experiences, and I have learned much from you.

It is my hope that my children will see that Mom-E and I choose friends based on character, and not the amount of mealnin in their skin, just as my grandfather did years ago.

Have a good week


  1. That's a great and worthy hope for every parent for their children. Good post.

  2. It is nice to hear stories like your grandfather and his friend. Thanks for sharing. Rosi