Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Oath as Witnessed By My Dad






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I watched the Inauguration with my father who is 92 years old. He said "I never thought I'd live to see this day. I remember when I could go in a store to buy a hat but I could not try it on. I remember when there were whites only drinking fountains and now...". We both fell silent as the oath was administered. I too never thought I'd live to see this day but I did and what a day it is. I shall never forget it. It is a dream come true. QP



8 comments:

hettrek said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you for letting me share this moment with you and your precious Father. My parents did not live to see this wonderful moment, so for this brief moment your parent was also my parent. God's love and blessings to you both.

skrouse said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It was a emotional moment for many of us especially children of the 50s and 60s who marched. I wish my parents had been able to see this day. Thanks for sharing such an important moment with us. 91 and countng...God bless.

QueenPam said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for your comments. I enjoyed sharing this moment with my dad! His job on the train took him between Cincinnati and DC and he was filmed watching the march on Washington. QP

Sandy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Pam, thanks for sharing this video. You are so lucky to have our dad see this day. It was such a powerful and moving day for us all, but particularly those who have experienced the outright hatred toward black men. It must seem amazing to him.

QueenPam said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Sandy it was an amazing time for him. He stood for the whole ceremony out of respect for what this means. I am blessed to have him. QP

Evelyn S. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you for this! It is beautiful...as was the day! As one who never had to face any of these issues, I have the greatest respect and admiration and happiness for those who did, and who got to witness this day.

QueenPam said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Evelyn,

I think I have been called a name in hate only one time in my life and I did not have to take it and I remember how it made me feel. I can't imagine having to take that and so much more. So I celebrate with all those who have seen us come this far. May I live to see us go all the way! QP

Iowa Sunshine said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you for sharing this with us. I remember all the racial tension in the 50a and 60s as we went to Alabama to get my grandma. It was awful. Now our dream has come true! I cried to watch him take his oath as i'm sure many did. I really love your card. I wish i had something so i could make one! It's well worth remembering this great day! HUGS

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