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You go on and cry girl

I went to a wedding a few weeks ago…My friend was getting married. They’ve known each other for 8 months, but are head over heels in love. I don’t know nothin’ but it seems like it could last.

I told you all that so I could tell you this.

The groom’s sister was one of the bridesmaids. She had been in a very bad car accident about a year ago, spends most of her time in a wheelchair. She wanted to walk to the front of the church for her brothers wedding.

So she did. With her Dad supporting her on one side, and her brother on another, she walked to the front of the church, It took about 10 minutes, it was agonizing and emotional, she was sobbing. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house.

I told you that so I could tell you this. I don’t think its about race, but I kinda think it is. About how we look at life and power through.

My friend is African-American. The groom is white. As his sister walked up the aisle, one of the groom’s Aunts stepped into the aisle to take her picture. The Aunt made an exaggerated smiley face, with her fingers pushing up the corners of her mouth, encouraging the sister to smile. Put on a happy face, no matter what you are inside or feel inside, gotta look right to the rest of the world.

From the back, on the brides side, a voice came that said what we all were thinking.

'You go on and cry girl!'

Show the world what you’re feeling. Be who you are.

I dunno if its black or white, it doesn’t matter. I wanna start to live by it. I’m gonna go on and cry.

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Hey tumblrs

What are must see places in Pennsylvania?

We are flying into Harrisburg, driving to Philadelphia and Lancaster and Gettysburg before flying out of Harrisburg. What MUST we do?

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Showbiz

One year, not sure when, my sister had a birthday party at Showbiz Pizza. We ended up buying a record of the songs the animatronic creatures sang at the party. I still catch myself singing

Roast beef sandwich and a Pizza
Roast beef sandwich and a Pizza
It’s delicious
It’s the most
Everyone from coast to coast
Wants
a
Roast beef sandwich
and
a
PIZZA!!

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Still life… Breakfast

Still life… Breakfast

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August 15, The Feast of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven.

I always preferred THIS feast of the Assumption…

"…the local people were celebrating the annual feast of the Assumption of St. Antwelm. St. Antwelm had been, during his lifetime, a great and popular king who had made a great and popular assumption. What King Antwelm had assumed was that what everybody wanted, all other things being equal, was to be happy and enjoy themselves and have the best possible time together."

-Douglas Adams.

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Comic Books

  • S: What is this charge on our credit card?
  • Me: O... I bought some comic books.
  • S: Deadman?
  • Me: Yes.
  • S: Were they good?
  • Me: I don't know.
  • S: What does THAT mean?
  • Me: I haven't read them yet.
  • S: What? WHY?
  • Me: 'Cause I'm looking forward to reading them.
  • S: ...and??
  • Me: Once I read them I can't look forward to reading them anymore.
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Work Elevator

I have learned that one should not make the following comment as 9 people clamber onto the elevator at once:

Hope we don’t plummet to the basement!!

My coworkers do not appreciate gallows humor…

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Adjectives the Cyanide and Happiness app has taught me

Queefarific
Shitraking
Turdsniffing
Poop cauldron of a

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usnatarchivesexhibits:

Police Report on Arrest of Rosa Parks. 
Item From: Records of the District Courts of the United States. (03/07/1908-).
Signatures of the two arresting officers for Rosa Parks. The Details of Complaint states “We received a call upon arrival the bus operator said he had a colored female sitting in the white section of the bus, and would not move back.”. She was charged with chapter 6 section 11 of the Montgomery City Code, which gave bus drivers the authority to have the powers of a police officer in enforcing segregation”… and it shall be unlawful for any passenger to refuse or fail to take a seat among those assigned to the race to which he belongs, at the request of any such employee in charge, if there is such a seat vacant”.
Source: http://go.usa.gov/j75w

We know about the great events but the minutia is frequently lost.  This is both awesome and disturbing on so many levels.

usnatarchivesexhibits:

Police Report on Arrest of Rosa Parks.

Item From: Records of the District Courts of the United States. (03/07/1908-).

Signatures of the two arresting officers for Rosa Parks. The Details of Complaint states “We received a call upon arrival the bus operator said he had a colored female sitting in the white section of the bus, and would not move back.”. She was charged with chapter 6 section 11 of the Montgomery City Code, which gave bus drivers the authority to have the powers of a police officer in enforcing segregation”… and it shall be unlawful for any passenger to refuse or fail to take a seat among those assigned to the race to which he belongs, at the request of any such employee in charge, if there is such a seat vacant”.

Source: http://go.usa.gov/j75w

We know about the great events but the minutia is frequently lost. This is both awesome and disturbing on so many levels.

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"Constantly fretting about your looks, your weight, your blood test results, and whether you get a finger up your butt at your next physical is the key to a long life and overall well being."

— Nobody, ever