Monday, January 17, 2011

Monday 17th January 2011…….Martin Luther King Day!!

   Martin Luther King Jr

Martin Luther King Jr, was born on January 15, 1929 in Georgia, USA. He was an advocate of nonviolent resistance to racial repression. His father, Martin Luther King, was a prominent religious leader of the city of Atlanta. Since childhood Martin Luther King Jr. learned what family, Christian love and discrimination. He entered with 15 years in the Morehouse College and was ordained a Baptist minister at 17. In 1951 he graduated from Crozer Theological Seminary, did his graduate work at Boston University. At Crozer, and Boston began treating the ideas of the Indian nationalist Mohandas Gandhi, which became the center of his philosophy of nonviolent protest. In 1954 he was appointed as pastor of a Baptist church in Montgomery, Alabama. In 1963 he led a campaign to achieve civil rights for black voter registration, desegregation and better education in the southern states. During these campaigns was arrested several times. In 1964 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. On April 4, 1968 King was assassinated in Memphis (Tennessee). James Earl Ray, a white inmate who had escaped from prison, was arrested for the murder conviction, in March 1969 he was sentenced 99 years in prison. The birthplace and his tomb in Atlanta were designated National Historic Sites.

 

Had a very relaxing day for a change…I did take the van into the repair shop this morning and I expect it to be there at least all week…came back home and headed straight outside into the sunshine and read and snoozed for a couple of hours.

Sara planted this beautiful plant that we bought the day before… it looks good(I know and so do I!!!!!)

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At 1pm went down town to meet our new friends Bev and Mick and from there we all went to the local theatre to see a movie made about gringos in San Miguel….it was very well directed and an interesting perspective was discussed…a good film.

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from there we walked through the main Jardin and I snapped this shot of the church..

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and we were on our way to our favourite restaurant, Hecho's where we had a lovely 2 hour lunch/supper…Bev and Mick are really nice and we enjoyed our time them…Sara will visit them next month when she goes down to the Cancun area and I shall see them in July when I travel east.

We said our goodbyes and Bev took this photo..

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I love to watch these men working on the side walks and roads and admire them..they spend hours chiselling away with out gloves….

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Of course we had to stop on the way home at my little hole in the wall bakery!!

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A quiet night at home with the TV………

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