The soundtrack goes to Lo Zone reader Lance Powell for his TRUE STORY (seriously) that reads like it could be a James Frey Special, but it actually happened. What makes it extra poignant is that it is was of major significance to Lance: the day he met the late great Coretta Scott King:
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.
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