Sunday, September 11, 2011

September 11th: Our 13th Wedding Anniversary

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I publish this post every year on September 11, to remind me to keep perspective and to celebrate the day with a love story.  This year, in honor of Nick Ashford, I am adding the video of "Solid as a Rock", because that describes the relationship between my husband and me, even after after 25 years of love and friendship. 

 

Our September 11th 

 

September 11, 1998.That is our wedding anniversary. It was chosen totally by accident: after "being friends" for over ten years, we decided in August 1997, to "take our relationship to the next level". After several rounds of "telephone tag", we made a date on Thursday, September 11, 1997 to take "the big step"...Everything went well and in February 1998, we became engaged. We chose as our wedding date, Friday, September 11, 1998--only because that date was exactly one year from the day we decided to make our relationship permanent. Besides, our wedding was very small: 10 guests, the minister, and our favorite Patti LaBelle song on CD. Then came 2001--after experiencing the shock along with the rest of America, I was kinda "bummed" that the Attacks happened on our third wedding anniversary, until…on Thursday, September 13, 2001, I saw a gentleman on TV walking around and around the Pentagon looking totally despondent and lost. I found out from the TV commentary that September 11 2001 was his TWENTY-FIFTH wedding anniversary, and he had lost his wife in the Pentagon. They were going to have a celebration dinner that night after she came home from work...of course, she never did come home. I was never "bummed" again; and the picture of that lost and broken man will never leave me.

 

Ashford and Simpson: "Solid as a Rock"

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh

Seven Ways to Shine at a Job Interview! Thanks, Mr. President!

Click the link to read this excellent article from Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh!



Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Jimmy Hoffa Speaks in Detroit: The UNEDITED Version

Jimmy Hoffa, president of the Teamsters Union, made an empassioned plea for people to vote the Democratic party in November 2012, stating that we need to "take out" the Republicans now in office--take them out via fair and free elections (with no voter suppresion tactics.

Of course Faux News, Andrew Breitbart, and others who make their bones by LYING about the facts, edited Hoffa's comments to make it appear as if he were calling for violence against Republicans. Not. As usual, they were just channeling what Republicans have actually said recently about what should happen if an election doesn't turn out the way they want: Sharron Angle and Allen West calling for "Second Amendment Remedies" and Sarah Palin with her "crosshairs" on her website that she said were actually surveyors' marks...

Here is what Mr. Hoffa actually said. Listen, decide for yourself, then make sure everyone you know is registered to vote. THAT is the Democratic and democratic way things are supposed to be done in America.

 

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Jimmy Hoffa Speaks in Detroit: The UNEDITED Version

Jimmy Hoffa, president of the Teamsters Union, made an empassioned plea for people to vote the Democratic party in November 2012, stating that we need to "take out" the Republicans now in office--take them out via fair and free elections (with no voter suppresion tactics.

Of course Faux News, Andrew Breitbart, and others who make their bones by LYING about the facts, edited Hoffa's comments to make it appear as if he were calling for violence against Republicans. Not. As usual, they were just channeling what Republicans have actually said recently about what should happen if an election doesn't turn out the way they want: Sharron Angle and Allen West calling for "Second Amendment Remedies" and Sarah Palin with her "crosshairs" on her website that she said were actually surveyors' marks...

Here is what Mr. Hoffa actually said. Listen, decide for yourself, then make sure everyone you know is registered to vote. THAT is the Democratic and democratic way things are supposed to be done in America.

 

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