today was a cool day because had the chance to visit zora neale hurston’s grave ! when she died in 1960 she died in almost complete obscurity, and was buried in an unmarked grave in what was then & still is today a very dangerous south Florida neighborhood. Alice walker (author of The Color Purple) later found the grave and had it restored. even tho today it’s still off a dirt road and considered dangerous to visit alone, the grave is considered a literary landmark and is covered in gifts and letters from people who wanted to visit her.
overall, it was cool to see the grave of an author who is so important to literature, to women, and most importantly of all to women of color! for some reason I almost cried when I saw it, and I’m not sure why (?)
thanks zora! I can’t imagine how happy she would be if she could see how admired and widely-read her work is today :’)
As Told By Ginger! I miss this show!
Saturday Chores #7, Saturday, July 19, 2014
When we arrived, the “Babies Are Murdered Here” people put away all their signs, stopped yelling at the people going into the clinic, and prayed for “Grayson’s wife.” Victory.
Saturday Chores #6, July 5, 2014
This sign was all Grayson’s idea. I couldn’t stop laughing.
Saturday Chores #5, June 14, 2014
Grayson and I were out of town for a few weeks to celebrate the occasion of our marriage, but when we returned, there were still lots of people and lots of signs.
This marks the first (and probably only) time our slogan was approved by the others. I learned about how Jesus will come back and slay everyone who is a disbeliever, including Grayson and me. That doesn’t sound very nice but I did tell the guy that if he liked the sign he was welcome to stand beside me. He walked away.