HI U OLE PATOOTS, ORH here, and yesterday was MLK day, and I forgot. All know his legend, so let me tell you my story. Back in 1984 I worked for Hammermill Paper Company in Selma, Al., and a fellow employee had some land for sale near Marion Junction, Al. I tried to follow his directions but SJS, so I got lost. Soon it was dark and I was hungry so I stopped at a rural store to go buy me a coke and a Snicker bar. It was a Colored store and an elderly couple ran the store. I got my coke and candy and explained my plight. They could not help, but wanted to know where I lived. When I said Selma, his wife became alive and explained that she had an operation in Selma. I ended up talking to them for almost 2 hours. We related and enjoyed each others company.
I left and told a friend of my experience the next day at work. He told me that that was the Scott family, whose daughter was Coretta Scott King, MLK's wife. Few have had life's experiences that I have. Some say I should write a book, but too much water under the bridge for that. I remember that MLK said it was not the color of your skin, but the content of your character. True 60+ years ago and true today. ====ORH====