The day the angels wore shoes

It was a pair of shoes, just a plain ordinary pair of Buster Brown shoes.  feb15a 082That morning she had gotten up, ate breakfast, and dressed. Then she had fixed her hair, fasten the gold cross around her neck, the Ten Commandments bracelet around her wrist, slipped on her those oh so ordinary shoes, picked up her tiny Bible along with her small purse and just like she did every Sunday, walked to church. She walked down the stairs and into the church basement.  It was youth Sunday, there were lots of other boys and girls there.  She saw three of her friends and quickly joined them. School had just started and the girls excitedly chatted away, about all the things young girls talk about. It an ideal Sunday, a time for peace, a time where everything was perfect and no harm could come. Outside birds sang in the morning light, their song mixing with the chatter of the first young girls in the basement. The young girl who wore those shoes was safe here in God’s House. Then at 10:22 am the birds suddenly stopped singing and for the owner of those shoes, time would forever stand still. ??????????????????????????????? The shoes, and the other things mentioned above, can be seen at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, in Birmingham, Alabama.  The site of the bombing, 16th Street Baptist Church is located across the street.  The basement window where the bombing occurred is marked with a memorial to the four victims. It has been over 50 years since a box of dynamite planted near the basement of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, exploded, killing Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley and injuring more than 20 others, including Sarah Collins, Addie Mae’s younger sister.  This was not the first nor was it the last bombing in the city that had become known as Bombingham.  But it was a major turning point in the struggle for Civil Rights. The murder of innocent children shocked the nation, both Black and White.  No longer could people stand by and do nothing.???????????????????????????????The shoes, and the other things mentioned above, can be seen at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, in Birmingham, Alabama.  The site of the bombing, 16th Street Baptist Church is located across the street.  The basement window where the bombing occurred is marked with a memorial to the four victims.

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Running of the Colors

I have just attended my first color run.   If you don’t know what a color run, let me explain it to you.  It is a marathon type race (5K) that was started in 2011 as a way to promote health, happiness and community. All ages may participate.  Each participant starts the race wearing a clean white t-shirt.  As they pass each kilometer they are “attacked” with a color powder or spray.  So by the finish line each racer is covered in bright colors.

Color run

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Here is a link to the Color run website

http://thecolorrun.com/

Falling for October

Hello October!

I love this month, the decorations, the colors, the food.  I missed being born in this month by one day.  I just had to be born a day early.  Anyway, as I just said I love October.

Panera Bread is featuring their Vegetarian Autumn Squash Soup.  It’s butternut squash and pumpkin with cinnamon, apple juice and honey and comes topped with pumpkin seeds.  Which explains its sweet taste.  I’t’s not bad but personally I prefer the broccoli and cheese.

Here’s a tip about Panera Bread, If you join their rewards club,  you get a free pastry on your birthday, and the offer is good for a month later. For more information go to https://www.panerabread.com/en-us/home.html  and click on myrewards.

Autumn Squash Soup
Autumn Squash Soup from Panera Bread

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