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I realize this is late, but I needed to promote it because many are not aware of the importance of this date to so many of my fellow Americans...  Let me explain...  I grew up in a totally vanilla world where the history is far different from the reality in our country...

This is a Wake Up call for all of my brothers & sisters in America... Happy Juneteenth! (June 19th)  Say what? This is a date few of us are aware of because it isn't taught in public schools...  We weren't taught about the social injustices of our country, but instead taught to memorize & recite the, “Pledge of Allegiance” each morning before class, without any clue that it didn't apply to all of us...


I was born & raised in the most segregated city in the country, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the state that some of my diverse friends call, Wississippi...  Why? Because that's where racism is hidden...  One would expect it if talked about in Mississippi, not in Wisconsin!  I grew up in that conservative atmosphere, never realizing what the definition of conservatism meant until I moved away, when slowly I began to see the difference...  I was taught in Sunday school, if you were a Christian you believed in the teachings of the Bible... I discovered Conservatives teach what they want you to believe...  It has nothing to do with the teachings of Christ...  

In appreciation of my followers: 



                          Contributed by my friends,

                                   Microdac - Video 

                                Leslie Butler - Music

I quit school at 15, after 10th grade but I never stopped learning... I realized the power of an education... I carefully chose the subjects I wanted to learn because by making these choices I knew these subjects would hold my interest... My plan worked... Though my journey is almost complete, my education is still not finished... Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee was a huge eye opener for me... I'm still studying those same subjects at age 80, though not much has changed about racial attitudes... 


                           So appropriate for Juneteenth

                                     Microdac - Video

                                  Leslie Butler - Music

I thank God on a daily basis for my incredible thirst for knowledge...  You see, I'm a recovering alcoholic who hasn't had a drink in almost 30 years...  I drank because I hated the way I was living but I lacked the courage to change...  I owe much of my success to AA because, while I already had a firm belief in God, they taught me all about the “God of My Understanding” & suddenly He became very personal to me...  Finally, my life started to make sense...  I discovered, there isn't enough alcohol in the world to quench my insatiable thirst for knowledge!  One of the most difficult lessons I learned was Acceptance...  The Serenity Prayer became something I literally had to learn by heart, not just memorize like the Pledge of Allegiance...


I have used this prayer so many times, if I had a penny for all the times I recited this prayer I'd be wealthy...  Instead, it gave me a wealth of another kind, Peace of Mind...  Today, I have true friends, who, if I were to stumble, would help me to get back up instead of talking about me & belittling me behind my back...   I lost everything I thought I couldn't live without in 2008 but with the strength I received through God & the program of AA. it never once occurred to me to escape that mess by taking a drink...  Another strong reason for my Gratitude...

I now practice Gratitude in my life & display “Extraordinary Happyness” on a daily basis...  I'm one of those people who when people look at me & see my smile they think, “What's she got to be so happy about?  I have friends of many colors & each of them is precious to me for a variety of reasons...  I've learned so much from each of them...  Rather than, talk about their shortcomings behind their backs, I like to reveal their strengths in themselves... I know from experience that we're not always aware of our strengths...

These people are Americans!

This is what America looks like!

I am a strong supporter of not only, “Black Lives Matter”, but “All Lives Matter” because I want people to realize that My Life Matters, also...   I'm a writer...  I will become an activist, maybe not in person but wherever I'm able to spread the word...  We must do all in our power to get out the vote in November...  Please help me by sharing this article...

Remember. “American Ends with, “I CAN!”

Let's make it an awesome year from 
 my little corner of the world to yours!


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I am an 80 year old, Extraordinarily Happy Networker, Senior Blogger and Mentor in Training... I have 30 years of personal development and recovery under my belt... I'm a firm believer in one is never too old to learn...

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    Frteedom of thought, speech, action and equality for all are fine ideals Linda and you've expressed yourself eloquently here. Experience is a great teacher!
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      Thank you for your insight, tom... I felt so good about creating this post... It's right up there as one of my favorites... :D
  • Top Member
    Linda this blog post is "amazing." Your words expressed are genuine and sincere. I feel the love coming from your heart. I am so glad to know you and call you a friend always.
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      Thank you, Terri, for your uplifting comment... I escaped from Wisconsin & don't plan on ever going north again... This decision is because of my personal experiences with the mindsets of some of the people close to me... I've learned so much from my friends of many colors... I'm grateful for your friendship also, Terri! Thank you... :D
      I'm taking the night off to watch a Spike Lee film, Do The Right Thing... I've never seen it & I'm a Spike Lee fan...
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      I enjoyed the music videos you shared in this post, and the Spike Lee film is a very good movie. I know you'll enjoy it. Have a great evening Linda.
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