Monday, January 17, 2011

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

During my visit to Memphis in November I had the privilege of visiting the National Civil Rights Museum. This fascinating and moving museum is on the site where Dr. King was killed in April 1968. This place of tragedy has been transformed into a record of the civil rights movement.

I would like to request your prayers for a blog friend of friends. It sounds distant, but Blogworld has brought the world closer, and Joanne, the woman for whom I am asking for prayer is a friend of friends of mine. On January 11 Joanne suffered a major stroke and is now in very serious condition in a hospital in Colorado. Please see the button on the right and you will be connected to her blog, which friends and her husband are keeping up. Joanne, you are in my prayers!

And my dear blog friends, you and your families are in my prayers, too!


Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Great post for MLK. I always wanted to visit that landmark... And I will say a prayer for Joanne. What a beautiful woman, may the good Lord bring her back to good health.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Such sad new about a fellow blogger! I will keep her and her family in my prayers.

This was a wonderful post for Martin Luther King Day, Buttercup.

abby jenkins said...

I will keep Joanne in my prayers....

great images in Memphis

Bernie said...

What a wonderful post honoring a great man. I am sorry about Joanne who had a stroke, will keep her in my prayers.........:-)Hugs

Country Dreaming said...

I sure that was an interesting place to visit.
Prayers for your friend and her family.


Mimi said...

Yes, so grateful we are a much more civil world to each other and that no matter our ethnicity or religion or whatever, we are all human beings who should be treated the same, with Love and respect.
We have come along way.
So glad for that

magsmcc said...

I just called to thank you you for visiting Willows and the Land of the (sometimes tearful) Strawberries, but now i see how frivolous it al is beside your friend and MLK. Thanks for a timely reminder of important things.

Chatty Crone said...

MLK was a great man. And I do hope and pray your friend will heal. Love, sandie

Mevely317 said...

These pictures just gave me a chill ... brought me right back, ya know? I was getting ready to graduate from h.s. -- so naive (OK, stupid) re. the real world.

I'm headed over to Joanne's website right now!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

i am putting joanne on my prayer list....

sending love and blessings,