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Monday, January 16, 2006

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Kim C

What a wonderful experience. I would love to meet her. Thanks for sharing that!

vashti

She spoke at my graduate school once and I was part of a choir that sang for her. It was a wonderful experience! Sounds like your's was even richer. Thanks for visiting my blog. I look forward to exploring your's some more. I'm actually just visiting in Denver. I live in Idaho. I've been to Portland several times and love it!

samantha

I love this picture - so sweet. What a lot for a woman to carry - a husband on the road, changing the world, not being faithful (I hate to say it about MLK but no one's perfect, right?) - and then having such a big legacy to live into. What a gracious woman, and thanks for sharing this story.

Stephanie

Wow. What an amazing experience, and what an incredible woman. Sounds like she knew what it meant to care for people, and what it meant to make everyone feel important. What strength considering the same treatment was probably not always given to her.

Such a great story.

Barbara W. Klaser

What an exciting event for you. At the time MLK was alive I never heard of him. (I was a little kid who paid no attention to the news.) Then he was killed, and when I learned what he was about, I wondered why I'd never heard of him. I lived in a fairly conservative little town (for Southern California), where people had resistant attitudes to even the changes that made nothing but sense. Attitudes are so hard to change. He truly was an American hero.

Marilyn

It was fun 'hearing' this story again. So, so glad to have seen you today. And it tickles me that John left you a comment on this post. ;)

kelly

wow what a blessing bestowed upon you.
and such a gift you have given me by writing about her. this is how i always thought she would be

thank you

Margaret

That is amazing!Some people just have a gift for that; I wish I did. I can barely remember details about what's going on in my friends' lives, much less keep track of that much info. I shook Ronald Reagan's hand at Sicks Stadium in Seattle before he was president. He was giving a speech there and I got talked into going. What he said in his speech gave me a distaste and fear of the man--and a hope that he would never become anyone important in politics. HAHAHA

tinker

How wonderful to have met such an inspiring and caring person! All too often nowadays, our public leaders, heroes and heroines seem to turn out to have feet of clay once you actually meet them. What a great memory to have met one of the Real heroines of history!

John

I didn't know this. Did you know that I ran into MLK when I was at Stanford? He had given a speech to the school. After the event he was trying to find his car. In the confusion he came by me. His eyes looked fearful. He was lost and there were a lot of people around and no security. He was shot a few months later.

Amy

She sounds like an extraordinary woman! You are so fortunate to have met her, as it sounds like she truly and deeply cares about people. Thanks for sharing that experience!

Tonya

What a wonderful memory and experience! You truly have been blessed to have met such intriguing people.

I have a terrible and probably typical memory: Back in the late '70s, my husband at that time received a chatty letter from his grandmother from down in southern California. She happened to mention (in a chatty old-lady way) that she'd sent my ex's grandpa to the post office to get stamps, and he returned with Martin Luther King, Jr. stamps. She was apalled. She said in her letter (all chatty and old-lady-clueless): "There's no way I'll lick the back end of a stamp with HIS face on the the other side."

Sigh. I'm certain that attitude still exists in many places.

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