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On rainbows, racism and our house by the side of the road

In honor of the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, we’re re-posting this

Molly B and Me

 Let me live in my house by the side of the road,
Where the race of men go by-
They are good, they are bad, they are weak, they are strong,
Wise, foolish – so am I.
Then why should I sit in the scorner’s seat,
Or hurl the cynic’s ban?
Let me live in my house by the side of the road
And be a friend to man.

Sam Wolter Foss

 

We live in a house by the side of the road and, on sweet summer nights, we sit on the porch and watch the race of men go by.

From our perch we’ve seen chubby babies take their first step, eager little boys chase hundreds of baseballs, happy families juggling ice cream cones while pulling wagons full of sticky kids, grey haired couples strolling hand-in-hand, and rowdy teenagers with lead feet driving old cars with pounding bass…

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About Molly B and Me

Welcome to Molly B and Me! This is a blog written by a 53-year old mother of four grown children. Follow me as I discover how thrilling an empty nest can be. I write with love and humor as I travel all over this big, beautiful planet. I like to spin a yarn, but I can't knit at all. I'm a pretty good cook, which works out well because I like to eat. A former sportswriter, I'm an avid fan, especially of my beloved Green Bay Packers. I'll introduce you to my neighbors, including Connie the Cookie Lady and Macy the three-legged dog. Join me to see how great life can be on this side of the hill!

Posted on August 28, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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