Wednesday, February 16, 2011

PROSTRATE-OR FLU ??


PROSTRATE-OR FLU ??

THE WIFE AND I FINALLY WENT TO THE DOCTER. PART REGULAR VIST TIME, AND PART FOR FLU/CRAP TIME! IT HAS BEEN 5-7 DAYS, AND HAS NOW CHANGED TO SINUS INFECTIONS.......

(HONESTLY NOT COMPLAINING..BUT DOC SAID THAT HE DIDN'T THINK THE BAD FLU HAD APPEARED YET--SO JUST A REMINDER, COUGH INTO ELBOW, AND PUREL, PUREL, PUREL WHEN USING STUFF IN PUBLIC!!!!


I ASKED THE DR. TO PLEASE CHECK MY PROSTATE WHILE I WAS THERE. HE ASSED....AM I HAVING ANY PROBLEMS AS IT WASN'T TIME FOR THAT "PARTICULAR" EXAM...... (I COULDN'T QUITE PUT MY FINGER ON IT, BUT I SENSED HESITATION IN HIS VOICE)....

I SAID NO..... I JUST THOUGHT IT WOULD TAKE MY MIND OFF HOW BAD I FEEL FOR ABOUT 1 MINUTE.....


WAS THAT WRONG ???? 

(NO HE DIDN'T CHECK IT--BUTT HE LAUGHED...SO MY MIND WAS DIVERTED ANYWAY!!!!)

ALSO: WILL BE BACK POSTING REGULARLY AFTER THIS WEEKEND.....SO PLEASE DON'T GO AWAY.... I NEED YOU!!!!!

HEADING TO FL FOR OUR 2ND ANAL--ANNUAL..SORRY--FOOTBALL PLAYERS BBQ!!!!

ACTUALLY--WE DON'T BBQ FOOTBALL PLAYERS...I HAD TO GET THAT IN BEFORE MY LOYAL FAMILY DID!!!! SORRY GUYS, BUT I''M LEARNING YOU!!!!
1971- SPRING OF JR. YEAR.  HE'S A GIANT--LOOK IN THE BACKGROUND--HE'S CRUSHING THE GYMNASIUM WITH HIS LEFT HAND!

"OH YEAH--HE'S A STUD, HE'S MACHO, HE'S MODEST,
YOU WANT TO KISS ME, HE SUCKED IN COLLEGE!"  LOL! NO REALLY--I DID!

OUR COACH STARTED THIS LAST YEAR, FOR TWO CLASSES...1971 & 1972! ABOUT 8-10 PLAYERS MADE IT FOR THE FIRST ONE, AS NO ONE REALLY HAD TIME TO PREPARE FOR IT. THIS YEAR, WORD HAS IT THAT WE MAY 20 PLUS PLAYERS RETURNING.

THIS WAS DURING THE TIME OF INTEGRATION AS AN ALL AFRICAN AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL, MERGED WITH OUR ALL WHITE HIGH SCHOOL. CAN YOU IMAGINE HAVING YOUR OWN IDENTITY AS AN ALL AFRICAN AMERICAN SCHOOL..YOUR OWN POSITIONS AS STARTERS..AND THEN MERGING AND HAVING TO COMPETE..WITH PLAYERS OF A DIFFERENT RACE IN A TOTALLY NEW ENVIRONMENT THAN YOU WERE USED TOO?

THAT'S WHAT THESE MEN--HAD TO DO. AND WE DIDN'T REALLY REALIZE THAT SACRIFICE AT THAT TIME!!!!!!!!! NOW WE CAN TALK ABOUT IT, AND HOW IT CHANGED US, INTO ACCEPTANCE AND LOVE FOR EACH OTHER, AS WE LEARNED TO PUT DIFFERENCES ASIDE AND PULL TOGETHER. THIS WAS IN THE DEEP SOUTH FOLKS!!!!!


SPORTS BROUGHT THAT SCHOOL TOGETHER, IN A WAY THAT WAS MIRACULOUS. NO FIGHTS--WELL ONE- THAT I'LL POST ABOUT LATER, BUT COMMON GROUND SHOWED US THAT WE WERE ALL THE SAME. AND WHEN YOU HAVE A COMMON GOAL, OR PERHAPS MORE IMPORTANTLY, A COMMON FOE: PERSPECTIVES CHANGE. I KNOW THEY DID IN TIME OF WAR!!!!


IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN IT--PLEASE SEE "REMEMBER THE TITANS"- HOW CAN YOU GO WRONG WITH DENZEL ???, WHICH IS A POWERFUL MESSAGE CONCERNING RESPECT FOR & OF OTHERS, EQUALITY, AS WELL AS A GREAT FEEL GOOD SPORTS MOVIE!!!! IT HITS ON SO MANY DIFFERENT EMOTIONAL, RACIAL, SOCIAL AND SPIRITUAL ISSUES!


GOD IS NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS, TO PARAPHRASE THE BIBLE.... WHETHER YOU BELIEVE, OR WHATEVER YOU BELIEVE.....

 SHOULDN'T THIS APPLY TO ALL OF US?  OUR PLANET IS SHOWING SIGNS OF UPHEAVAL......PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM AND EQUALITY.

WHAT A NOBLE CAUSE FOR A FIGHT!


ARE WE STILL PREJUDICED AS A SOCIETY/FAMILY?

WHY OR WHY NOT?

HOW FAR HAVE WE COME?

HOW MUCH FURTHER DO WE NEED TO GO?

WILL IT EVER BE ERASED ENTIRELY?

IS PREJUDICE JUST, COLOR OF SKIN?

LOVE YOU ALL!!! 

UNLESS YOU BELIEVE EXACTLY LIKE I DO!!!

JMc