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  •  I vividly recall marching (9+ / 0-)

    with our local contingent of NAACP Youth Council in 1978 in OKC (I was Sec/Treas) maybe a month after MLK's assassination. We rode the ~3-hour drive to OKC in three vehicles with the senior adult NAACP wigs. I, my best friend Gail, and our mutual friend Retha were the only white kids in tow. Stopped at a 'most famous' Muskogee barbeque place, out on Shawnee bypass, on the way home. When we three white kids sat down with the rest of the queue, we were refused service. "Wrong color."

    Red-faced and angry, we waited out at the cars for our friends to bring us our orders. Took awhile, so we had time to talk it out. Remembering the times we had to do the ordering and delivering when we'd taken our black friends to white hang-out spots. By the time our orders were delivered, we were laughing about it, and about how now we know how THEY felt when the situation was reversed. Not right in either direction.

    There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves. - Will Rogers

    by Joieau on Sun Aug 17, 2014 at 12:48:56 PM PDT

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      ER Doc, Joieau, MHB, bartcopfan

      but that one hell of a terrific SigLine you have there.

      There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves. - Will Rogers
      Wish we could "rec" them, too.

      Maybe the DK 5.0 rollout will have some upgrades, and maybe that might be one of them?

      ;-)

      "I like paying taxes...with them, I buy Civilization"

      by Angie in WA State on Sun Aug 17, 2014 at 01:45:29 PM PDT

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