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Four years ago a black professor at Michigan’s Ferris State University put together The Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia that now contains over 9,000 objects created between the 1870s and the 1960s (with a smattering of ...
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One of my sister-in-law’s had a series of falls a few weeks ago and had to be moved into a nursing home. She’d been living with her daughter who has a severe form of MS and is wheelchair bound which meant my niece-in-law also...
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It’s only day three in the week and already I’ve had a unique experience to fill up time in my weird widowhood world where sometimes it seems like that’s all I’ve got is time. Woo is me. I want something more meaningful in my...
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From where I sit at my computer I can see the plastered doorway to the laundry room and on one of the four corners was damage that was caused by my husband's wheelchair. Note the past tense used in that sentence. As of today,...
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A few days ago I took myself out to lunch and while I was waiting for my plate of cholesterol to be served a couple about my age walked in. The woman was wearing a t-shirt that read, “Friendship League” and the guy was wearin...
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It’s been a busy week. Wednesday the son-I-wish-I-had spent the morning vacuuming my 1,500 square feet basement and mopping the cement floor and I did some sorting down there, earmarking five boxes for him to take upstairs to...
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Red Hats, Camels and Parakeets, Oh My!
It’s been decades since I’ve turned off my alarm clock and
fell back to sleep but that’s what I did on Wednesday. An hour and a half later
I still didn’t want to get out of bed but I had to pee and when that happens
you either get up and take care of busine...
It’s been decades since I’ve turned off my alarm clock and fell back to sleep but that’s what I did on Wednesday. An hour and a half later I still didn’t want to get out of bed but I had to pee and when that happens you eithe...
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Sunday I was asked to go to my widowed brother’s house out in the boondocks to give some feedback and suggestions on a redecorating project he’s planning for his living room, dining area and kitchen. That sounds straight forw...
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“Old people talk about the past because they have no futures and young people talk about the future because they have no pasts.” I’ve probably shared that Ann Landers quote before because it’s one of my favorites. The older I...
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I've been a diary keeper since I was ten years old so blogging on the internet is a natural for me. And that's one heck of a long time, considering that I'm old enough to qualify for Medicare.
If you visit this musuem I strong recommend seeing the video before looking at the exhibits so you'll understand why the objects within are important teaching tools to understanding how they play into the Jim Crow era and racism. Some objects are shocking, some you might remember from seeing them in your childhood, like I did, but all will make you think. Black or white, everyone should visit this Museum if you're in the area.
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