January 21, 2019

Randoms for the Day.

The Good: It's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  In 1963, my older brother and 200,000 other people heard Dr. King speak at the Lincoln Memorial.  "I have a dream!"

This record of civil rights songs is one that I remember playing as a teen. Perhaps my brother bought it, although I don't recall. I was very interested in folk music, which included protest songs, so I played it many times.

The Random: The colorful mural is in an organic market in Merrifield. I recognize the purple item as cabbage, so I assume the green one is also cabbage or some similar vegetable.
Monday Murals
The Fun: Today is also Squirrel Appreciation Day. They can be a nuisance when they eat way too much bird seed, but they are fun to watch. I think these two are siblings.


  1. Love the squirrels, I know they can be a nuisance but we don't have them in Australia, and I find them cute.
    Very interesting murals of cabbages Linda. Thanks for participating :)

  2. What would we give for some MLK leadership theses days.

    One can only hope.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

    PS: sorry for slow reply, I have been away.

  3. ...Steward is correct, Martin Luther Kings was a 'leader.'

  4. I watch squirrels, and think, a rat with a furry tail. But they are still cute, and I wish them well.

  5. Interesting mural. The squirrels are cute. I'm sure they are looking for food in this cold weather we are having.

  6. It is looking like lettuce not cabbage. :)


  7. I was training a squirrel to come eat out of my hand until it grabbed my index finger and bit me. Had a pile of peanuts in my hand

  8. The "I have a dream!" of Martin Luther King, was and will always be a memorable speech. I love hearing my son declaim it.
    Beautiful mural and lovely squirrels.
    All the best
    Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

  9. The squirrels look so cute.

    All the best Jan

  10. How amazing that your brother heard MLK's speech in person. Wow! I stood last year on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on the marker where MLK stood. So moving.


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