7 thoughts on “>R.I.P. Coretta Scott King

  1. >Hey Lo,I once heard Atallah Shabazz say "for every grey head that is laid to rest, it's like burning down a library." Mrs King was our better version of Jackie O (no disrespect intended). She was beauty, power, strength,FAITHFUL, focused… I banter to find all the adjectives to describe her. I guess I can sum it up with "hero". She has gone home and with recognition of a JOB WELL DONE!


  2. >I am so, so sad today with Coretta Scott King's passing. She was the epitome of grace and strength after her husband's murder. I was always so impressed with how she turned tragedy into triumph. May God bless her and Yolanda, Martin, Dexter and Bernice as well.


  3. >LBoogie and Victoria, I agree with both of you. This was 'A Great Lady' (to quote one of my favorite books, Margaret Mitchell's "Gone With the Wind"). Great ladies are such rareties these days. They embody grace under fire, humility, compassion, fortitude, and perseverence. Women like this have a way of making you feel like you're the center of the universe when you're in their company, yet all the while you're aware you're in the presence of extraordinary greatness.


  4. >I don't know if anyone has ever met Mrs. King before, but I was fortunate to do so "unexpectantly" in 1985, when I was a Valet Attendant for the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta. It was a normal hot & muggy day at work when this shiny, burgandy Chrysler LeBaron pulled up under the hotel canopy. I went around the driver's side to open the door and lo & behold, she was driving and I was in "total"…I mean TOTAL shock!!!Here's a woman, that in all my life, to that point, I've only seen her in newspapers, magazines and t.v. but to see her before me, the wife of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The First Lady. The Queen. I was in just in awe…She had a kind of regal radiance that as hot as it was, humidity and sweat, feared her. It was like, surreal. But I gather myself together and parked her car in our VIP section. It was only one moment, but I'll treasure it forever.


  5. >Wow, Lance. What a powerful story, and so elegantly-written. And, most importantly, TRUE (unlike our lying friend James Frey). That's worthy of a free soundtrack (!!!). Send me your addy. Plus I'd like to post it on the blog, if that's cool with you.


  6. >thanks for the compliments gang. you know over the past year, we've lost a lot of family, not just public figures like Rosa Parks, Luther Vandross & Coretta Scott King but the unknown casualities of Hurricane Katrina. with Katrina it's like a story that being swept over by the press and the gov't more so than the flood waters of Lake Pontchartrain.


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