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Monday, January 20, 2014

Post Christmas review in pictures

Family, the holidays  came and went and we never got a chance to wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY CHANUKAH,HAPPY KWANZAA or HAPPY HOLIDAYS. We hope you enjoyed that special time as much as we did. You were in our thoughts even though we didn't update the blog and of course their is still some Jamaican rum cake left  over because you know we had to cut the slices really thin:-) We wanted to shares some of our holiday photos with  you!!! 

Children's Christmas Craft

"One One Cocoa" Christmas Party

"One One Cocoa" Christmas Party

Chatting it up at the Christmas Party

 RKMFoundation "Ornament Drive"

Ornament drive raised $70

Beautiful Ornaments

Snow Day

We love snow days, don't you??

Santa's going for a stroll

We really liked this shot.

Another one of our Christmas favorites!!!!

"One One Cocoa"Christmas Party

Reindeers dashing through the snow!!!!
The little ones

Much Love&Walk Good.


 Family, today we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr day. His official  birthday is January 15th. I hope that you are taking a few minutes to reflect on his message and his legacy, share something important with the little ones.  MLK is known  for many symbolic things and for his passionate and life changing speeches. I still cannot listen to his legendary "I HAVE A DREAM" speech without my eyes tearing up or my skin  being filled with goosebumps, it continues to transcend boundaries every time it is played,printed,read or listened to.

However, I wanted to focus on something a little different today. I wanted to show another side to this legendary,iconic figure. I wanted to show him as a mere man who was clearly smitten or hopelessly in love and expressed his love through letters to soon to be wife Coretta Scott. Martin, wrote Coretta numerous letters during their courtship as was customary at this time.The two first paragraphs of the one i will share  is one of my favorites, I felt compelled to share with you guys. I have to be honest, re-reading this made  me want to hand write a love letter, fold it  in that special way and send it to that special person. Who remembers that ????? I know I'm  not the only one and I am mot that  old:-) Family, you know,the ones that you  use to receive with cologne  sprayed all over it or the ones you use to put in mail with hearts, bows and initials in a heart, sprayed with your special fragrance...what!!!!!!

Enjoy this special  letter  from  Martin Luther King  Jr. to Coretta Scott  written  on July 18,1952.

Friday Morning
Fortunately, I am in a better mood today. your letter was sweet and refreshing to my heart, which had well-nigh grown cold toward you.Of course I have become convinced in the last few days that my love for you is based on such a solid foundation that the stormy winds of anger cannot blow it assunder. Love is such a dynamic force isn’t it? It is the most inexplicable and yet the most beautiful force in life. O how joyous it is to be in it. 
Darling I miss you so much. In fact, much to much for my own good. I never realized that you were such an intimate part of my life. My life without you is like a year without a spring time which comes to give illumination and heat to the atmosphere which has been saturated by the dark cold breeze of winter. Can you imagine the frustration that a King without a throne would face? Such would be my frustration if I in my little kinghood could not reign at the throne of Coretta. O excuse my darling. I didn’t mean to go off on such a poetical and romantic flight. But how else can we express the deep emotions of life other than in poetry. Isn’t love to ineffable to be grasped by the cold calculating heads of intellect?

By the way (to turn to something more intellectual) I have just completed Bellamy’s Looking Backward. It was both stimulating and fascinating. There can be no doubt about it. Bellamy had the insight of a social prophet as well as the fact finding mind of the social scientist. I welcomed the book because much of its content is in line with my basic ideas. I imagine you already know that I am much more socialistic in my economic theory than capitalistic. And yet I am not so opposed to capitalism that I have failed to see its relative merits. It started out with a noble and high motive, viz, to block the trade monopolies of nobles, but like most human system it fail victim to the very thing it was revolting against... 

Yet with his basic thesis I would concur. Our economic system is going through a radical change, and certainly this change is needed. I would certainly welcome the day to come when there will be a nationalization of industry. Let us continue to hope, work, and pray that in the future we will live to see a war less world, a better distribution of wealth, and a brotherhood that transcends race or color. This is the gospel that I will preach to the world. At this point I must thank you a million times for introducing me to such a stimulating book. you are sweet and thoughtful indeed....

 Be sweet and remember that daddy loves you.
Eternally yours
[signed] “Martin”
P.S Hope you can read my bad writing

HAPPY MLK DAY EVERYONE. Much love&Walk good!!!!