Tuesday, October 25, 2005

one fish can change the future


Rest in Peace, Rosa Parks

she died Monday, apparently in her sleep.
i'm sure everyone knows her part in the Civil Rights movement, when she was arrested for refusng to move to the back of the bus.

i really do hope she's at peace; she was a strong & stubborn woman.

11 little fish:

Blogger Carl V. swam up to say...

She was quite a woman and other than Martin Luther King, Jr I don't believe there could've been a better person to represent all the good and right things about the civil rights movement. She handled herself with dignity and class and no doubt she is being rewarded for her faithfulness.

Its sad to admit but I am so out of touch with politics, etc. that I actually thought she had already passed away some time ago.

1:12 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

she's been struggling with dementia for many years, i think, & there was some sort of flap over her estate or something some years ago...i vaguely remember. this might explain why you thought that.
she certainly hasn't been active of late.

1:16 PM  
Blogger oldben swam up to say...

moving to the back of that big bus in the sky. i think that her estate was suing outkast over lyrics about moving to the back of the bus. blech.

2:08 PM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

ah the things you learn - check out NPR:Civil Rights Icon Rosa Parks Dies for more info and fun radio interviews

3:41 PM  
Blogger JP swam up to say...

RIP. I've always been especially omved by her story - no fancy rhetoric, no lofty stances - just a lady who was tired and wanted to be allowed to sit where she was comfortable. How bad was that?



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1:10 AM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

jp - i know what you mean and have always thought that it's amazing how such a simple unplanned move could be the spark of a movement, but i guess that's how it is. I especially like her statement about "finding out exactly what right she had as a human being and a s citizen"

i like how these word verification have become like imaginary scrabble (a game I should fish for)

ohbld - you didn't...

10:22 AM  
Blogger theleftsock swam up to say...

did you know the exact rules for imaginary scrabble were posted on the net? i thought you guys made the game up. so weird, parallel developement. just google it and check it out.

11:39 AM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

what?!!?

GET OUT OF MY HEAD!

12:47 PM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

ok, well i don't remember how we started playing that but we have an added rule: you must be able to pronounce the word and we don't keep score

12:53 PM  
Blogger theleftsock swam up to say...

thatll teach you for reading my mind from colorado. im thinking of a.......

1:12 PM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

FISH!!!!

12:25 PM  

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