Thursday, August 28, 2008

Forty-five years ago today, on August 28, 1963, The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who was without a doubt the most famous black Republican and who embraced the traditional values that made this country great, delivered his inspirational civil rights "I Have a Dream" speech.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Women's Vote

 The Nineteenth Amendment was ratified on August 26, 1920. 
Susan B Anthony, Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton 
 Marble statue of three suffragists by Adelaide Johnson in the Capitol crypt, 
Washington, D.C
You can be sure I plan to take advantage of the privilege in November. My grandmother, born in 1875, a strong support of the movement. She voted in every election until she died in 1957. 

Sunday, August 17, 2008

India Independence Day

One of Polly's students was dancing in the  India Independence Day celebrating in down town Portland, today. Polly, Peggy and I went to see her. She was adorable. She has danced at our school last year. Her mother sings and teaches Indian singing. After her preformance, we hit the food stands and had lovely Indian food. We learned to eat Indian food when we lived in England. It is so popular there. We have a very large Indian population here in Portland, due to the electronics/computer industry (Intel, Tectronics, etc,). Our school is going to be about half Indian next year. They appreciate quality education, and are willing to pay for it.
Waiting for Vapanchi's dance. Polly holding her little brother.

Vapanchi dancing

Vapanchi and Polly


Another dancer.
We had a wonderful time.


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