Friday, December 9, 2016


Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops… at all.”  -Emily Dickinson  
     I had recently (November 9) sworn off news, talk shows, etc. but I have slightly modified that claim...I record PBS Newshour and Charlie Rose...that way I can fast forward through any negative news that I do not want to listen to and yet be somewhat informed of what is going on! (I have a couple of good friends and daughters who let me know if anything reallllly serious is happening that I need to know about!)
     While eating my lunch today...taking a break from the enormous job of decorating my three foot Christmas tree and arranging my multitude of Santas that I have collected forever,  I watched an interview on the Charlie Rose show that was done a few days ago with the director (Jeff Nichols) and a couple of the actors from the new film "Loving".

From the film
It is based on a true story of an interracial couple who illegally got married in Virginia in 1958 where it was against the law for people of different races to marry.  Jeff Nichols explained that he got the idea for the film from the HBO Documentary (2011) about the Lovings.  As I have HBO, I went to HBO On Demand and looked up the title "The Loving Story", downloaded it and have watched it. (My lunch break got a little longer than planned!)

Mildred and Richard Loving
The above is a picture of the real Lovings...quite a story of their fight to become legal so they could live in Virginia where they grew up and where all their families lived.  It goes into their struggle all the way to the Supreme Court...very well done!
        But what blows my mind is that 1958 was the year I graduated from high school and the Supreme Court case was in 1967.  That period of time took me through college, marriage and birth of one child with one on the way! And I didn't even know this was going on! Social media/FB/ cell phones, etc. have really change our way of living and have made the world a much smaller place ...which is a good thing!  


  1. I did know about them . I was married in 1954 and had my first child in 1958. Thanks for your blogs - you showcase some interesting things.

  2. I also graduated in 1958 and did not know about this. I must see if I can find the movie. Interesting blog.

  3. The movie was great! They made it a good story, not so much a documentary.