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Urgent: Down to the Wire for Veteran's Day
Hello everyone. I have posted in the past couple of weeks about the Veteran's Day Luncheon I put on in my senior building. I asked for donations. Some very generous people did donate, cash and a ...
Liberal Granny 11/05/2014 7 - - -
My Illinois Polling Place Turnout
Not much of a diary but I felt I had to report. I live in the 5th Congressional District in Chicago. This district includes some suburban towns as well as mid-North Chicago. People were voting in ...
Liberal Granny 11/04/2014 12 6 - -
Urgent: Time is Very Short for Veterans Day Event
I need your help again for this year's Veterans Day event. Each year I sponsor a Veterans Day celebration in my senior building. I don't have enough money at this moment to put it on. This weekend ...
Liberal Granny 10/27/2014 5 3 - -
Urgent Update: Veterans Day And Why I am Asking for Donations
As many of you know, I originated a Veterans Day celebration each year in my senior building in Chicago. This will be the 4th year of this celebration. Some of the vets have passed on, a few moved ...
Liberal Granny 10/16/2014 7 3 - -
Update: Please Help Me Make Veteran's Day a Real Celebration Yet Again
I cannot believe this will be our 4th annual Veteran's Day celebration to be held in November in my subsidized building and I need your help to make it happen . It has meant so much to so many ...
Liberal Granny 10/14/2014 5 7 - -
I Remember Linda: Another Murdered Woman
I was in graduate school at UICC in the 70s, and a worker bee in Women's Studies there. It was one of the first in the country back then. I led discussion groups as part of the program, where I met ...
Liberal Granny 05/29/2014 5 10 - -
Veteran's Day Photos Very Late
This is so late! I apologize for that, but just after Veteran's Day I had a colonoscopy and had a couple complications that took me to the hospital for a week, plus some other issues. Everything ...
Liberal Granny 01/10/2014 6 5 - -
Time is Running Out & I have Almost No $: Please Help Me Make Vet's Day a Real Celebration
Please Note : I cannot do this without you. I need financial help to do this. Every cent goes to the veterans, to the food and the gifts. Any amount your are able to contribute goes a long way. (...
Liberal Granny 10/30/2013 27 23 - -
Time is Running Out: Help Me Make Veteran's Day a Real Celebration Again
Please Note : I cannot do this without you. The 3rd annual Veteran's Day celebration will be held November 12th in my subsidized building. The first year was all privately funded by, well, me and ...
Liberal Granny 10/25/2013 11 6 - -
SCAM Notice Aimed at Elderly
I just got a call back from the original guy who called me. While he told me his first name I will not use it here. He congratulated me on knowing his original call was a scam. He said he is working ...
Liberal Granny 01/18/2013 19 19 - -
Re: Social Security and Medicare, My letter to President Obama
Re: Social Security and Medicare • The Federal rule for subsidized housing rent • Cutting cost of living increases for social security Dear President Obama, I am a senior citizen, almost 69 ...
Liberal Granny 01/12/2013 24 39 2 -
I got a call from Romneyland about my order for Romney campaign stuff
About 10 days ago I received a call in the evening from a man who said I had ordered $105.00 worth of Romney campaign material. I couldn't stop laughing, saying things like "which of my friends put ...
Liberal Granny 12/05/2012 25 17 - -
Time is running out and I really need your help - Please Read
I posted this before but it's been a busy week politically and only 2 people read it. I really need your help to make Veteran's Day a celebration for some older veterans. The 2nd annual Veteran's ...
Liberal Granny 10/19/2012 15 29 1 -
Time is running out and I really need your help - Please Read
I posted this before but it's been a busy week politically and only 2 people read it. I really need your help to make Veteran's Day a celebration for some older veterans. The 2nd annual Veteran's ...
Liberal Granny 10/17/2012 1 2 - -
Please Help Me Make Veteran's Day a Real Celebration
The 2nd annual Veteran's Day celebration will be held November 9th in my subsidized building. Last year was all privately funded by, well, me and two others. We will hold it again this year, ...
Liberal Granny 10/02/2012 7 7 - 39
Bosh and Piffle re: the 47%
I didn't see this written about here so I am posting it. My older son-in-law works at Money magazine and he posted an article on Facebook that refutes Romney's disgusting comment. Of course Romney ...
Liberal Granny 09/18/2012 7 14 - 114
If This Doesn't Move You, I Don't Know What Will, Or Why This Election is Important (with update)
Riding the bus home from downtown Chicago today a few young girls, maybe 12 years old, got on the bus. They stood right in front of me. One girl straddling her two-wheel Razer had a few buttons on ...
Liberal Granny 09/15/2012 166 629 12 2735
Mass Emails From My Sisters Saying Obama is Evil
I don't really know why they send me these things. Maybe they think I will change my ways and return to the fold. I mean it's only been 50 years or so since it became obvious I was no longer a ...
Liberal Granny 09/11/2012 41 21 - 430
My Nephew has gone bat-sh*t White Supremacist
He lives in Arizona and used to be a skinhead many years ago. He's in his early 40s now. For many other years he seemed to discard all that, but now this father of three girls is buying guns and ...
Liberal Granny 08/09/2012 237 363 3 2867
Update: For Vets: The Veteran's Certificate Created for People in my Building Last Veteran's Day
Last Veteran's Day a few of us held a "Veteran's Day Thank You" lunch for the building I live in. This would be the first time anyone held a celebration for veterans in this senior building. I ...
Liberal Granny 05/28/2012 14 24 - 152
Someone here gave me a present & I want to say thank you
This is really very short. I very recently looked at my profile and noticed someone or someone s gave me a present of a subscription. Thank you so much. I went there to add my real first name, and ...
Liberal Granny 05/24/2012 13 27 - 153
I Apologize, Profoundly. Update, a Thank You
I was recently banned for a comment I made. Here it is: They do not "give him legitimacy" because he is black. And white, but most racists do not recognize that. I know some will scream they are ...
Liberal Granny 05/22/2012 235 365 1 3205
Help for a Wounded Veteran - Please Help with Information
I took the train downtown Tuesday. As I stood on the El platform I noticed a very fit man with one of those funny board and velcro shoe on one foot. Something prompted me to speak with him, so I ...
Liberal Granny 05/04/2012 77 125 - 409
This is the Way I Feel About a Woman's Right to Choose and About the Fight for Equality
I've read a few diaries about abortion lately and I want to say something about it. This is the way I feel. All women deserve the right to make their own decisions. Period. For some women, the ...
Liberal Granny 03/22/2012 10 20 - 78
An Old White Woman's Glimpse into a Young Black Man's Life: A Minor Update
I am 68, not able to clean my house and have minimal money so Medicare pays for a housekeeper twice a week for me. My housekeeper is TJ, a young black man who is wonderful as a human being and as a ...
Liberal Granny 03/02/2012 23 37 - 157
Shaking with Rage! They talk about "Real Rape" and an End to Contraception, Part 1
I am shaking with rage, unable to write until now. You see, I just read one more diary about the right wing belief that women "need to pay to play". This diary may take all night to write because I ...
Liberal Granny 02/21/2012 305 495 7 1942
The US HAS Limited Religious Acts Already!!!
I hear a lot of people talk about religious freedom and its limiting by President Obama. There is a lot of precedent for limiting what a religious group can do. The big example is the Mormon belief ...
Liberal Granny 02/12/2012 16 7 - 142
A Breast Cancer Survivor Sends a Letter to Susan G. Komen Foundation
To the Susan G. Komen Foundation: I am a breast cancer survivor. In fact, I just celebrated my 5th year anniversary. I have contributed to the foundation often and walked For the Cure a number of ...
Liberal Granny 02/02/2012 21 40 - 164
Honoring Veterans
I organized and sponsored a Veteran's Day Celebration yesterday for the veterans in our senior CHA building, where I also live. We cooked food and broke bread together, and gave gifts from business ...
Liberal Granny 11/11/2011 4 5 - 20
Dental Care for Seniors: Please help me with innovative ideas
As I've written before, I live in a subsidized building for seniors. I have encountered quite a few people without teeth, with one or two teeth, with dentures that don't work. Full disclosure means ...
Liberal Granny 06/05/2011 30 15 1 78
Gay Pride Parade: My friend Gene
I have previously mentioned that I live in a senior Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) building in Chicago. There are many interesting people who live in this subsidized building, including my friend ...
Liberal Granny 06/01/2011 5 5 - 31
Update with poll: Reality TV & Political Action
Too often we merely watch. Oh, we comment a lot, criticize like mad, but we don't really do anything except watch most of the time. Apparently many of us love to look at other people's lives, ...
Liberal Granny 05/11/2011 3 1 - 24
Dumb diary about race, or OK, I guess I'm just dense
Well, remember I am 67 now and may be unable to notice distinctions that I may have had in my youth. I didn't notice something and it was just brought to my attention on CNN. The program 'The View'
Liberal Granny 04/23/2011 23 10 - 258
Swastika on my door - Documenting Hatred
I have resisted writing this diary until it dawned on me that I simply did not want to relive these events. Today I bite the bullet and write, although I am still reluctant. But crazies have been ...
Liberal Granny 02/08/2011 316 453 5 224
Frederick Douglass Fought for Justice - Why Can't We?
I just finished watching a biography of Frederick Douglass. I cried most of the way through it, in the same way I weep at the Lincoln Memorial. I thought about what he fought for and why. Then I ...
Liberal Granny 01/25/2010 48 19 - 25
My Experience with the Chicago Housing Authority: Prelude and Reminders that We Must Not Give Up
Poverty is a bad place to be. When I was young, I could not go to high school because we were simply too poor. In AZ, legally, one only needs to graduate grade school. My sister had already sat ...
Liberal Granny 01/11/2010 21 25 - 167
Ya'll are Calling Senators, Right?  Do it NOW!
Call your senators now to tell them not to vote for LIEberman's bill. I have waited for the Senate to do the right thing. But it looks like they are going to cave just to get 60 votes. ...
Liberal Granny 12/16/2009 17 7 - 25
We can make a difference - Vigil Dec 8
I just received an email from MoveOn.Org: On December 8th, we're holding our biggest ever health care day of action, organizing hundreds of "Cost of Delay" vigils across the country to ...
Liberal Granny 11/25/2009 5 3 - 20
Date set for: Mobilize for a Robust Public Option, Washington, DC
This is the same message I posted as an event on the OFA site. My hands are a little shaky at the moment, so I'll just post this. It's another feeling of "who am I to do this?" I guess I am, like ...
Liberal Granny 11/22/2009 15 19 1 39
SheKos: Feminism Then and Now: One Woman's Perspective - Part 1
Welcome to SheKos! SheKos is a diary series for all Kossacks to explore issues related to feminism, women's history, and equality. We seek to find solutions within and ...
Liberal Granny 11/18/2009 85 48 - 94
HCR Mobilization Update
This will be a short diary because I have to go to a pain management doctor's appointment this morning. I am thinking of posting our event on OFA later today with a TBD date in December, also ...
Liberal Granny 11/17/2009 5 3 - 62
HCR - If Bachmann Can Get 10k People in DC, Why Can't We?  - Let's Roll People
I have read so many diaries discussing what's wrong with the HCR bills in Congress. What I have NOT seen is a call to arms. This country protested the Vietman war by going to the streets, not ...
Liberal Granny 11/16/2009 35 13 - 70
Feminism Then and Now: One Woman's Perspective
Let me first say that after I promised this diary, I thought what the heck am I thinking? I am sure to get it wrong, to say too much or too little, to offend where no offense is intended. I ...
Liberal Granny 11/15/2009 53 57 - 95
Older Heterosexual People Need to Stand Up for Gay Rights
In the olden days I supported the civil rights movement for African Americans and later for women's rights. (Odd that in those days the two issues were separate.) I did this because it was the ...
Liberal Granny 11/06/2009 65 44 - 71
The Arc of Justice is Progressive
This is my first attempt at a diary. I'd ask for leniency, but that would be a cop-out, so feel free to comment honestly, but respectfully. In other words, please don't hurt my tender little old ...
Liberal Granny 11/02/2009 13 34 - 178
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