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  •  look forward to reading that! n/t (8+ / 0-)

    Join us on the Black Kos front porch to review news and views written from a black pov—everyone is welcome.

    by Denise Oliver Velez on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 03:54:09 PM PST

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    •  The only mention he makes of the family (7+ / 0-)

      is this brief one at the end of the funeral service:

      Now I might say that our time in the Masonic Temple was about an hour and a half —  perhaps a little more, perhaps a little less — that it was now definitely 103 outside, that with the thousands of people — it must have been four or five thousand — it was a very uncomfortable time. We were all sweating profusely; our clothes were getting soaked through; everyone we looked at seemed to be in the same kind of misery. The arrangements were made for the funeral among march. We were, as honorary pallbearers, among the first to leave to go down the center and to lead out the door in the rear. When we got toward the door toward the outside we were asked to stop and to stand back and to form a sort of aisle down which came eventually the casket and the immediate family. This I must say was the most moving time of the entire time I was in Jackson, and l believe from observing the faces of the other men who were with me that they were equally moved at this moment.

      "Do what you can with what you have where you are." - Teddy Roosevelt

      by Andrew C White on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 04:09:03 PM PST

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