Friday, March 02, 2007

in the news

* We had 12 tornadoes in rural southern Alabama yesterday. Asher and I spent all day flipping between the Back to the Future marathon and the weather. Montgomery really didn't have much bad weather, though. For us, it was a day of false alarms.

* Barak Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, and Jesse Jackson are going to be in Selma on Sunday. I want want want to go, but Sunday is the busiest day in the Gates home, and this one is no exception. Once again, I am aware of how much more the rest of the country honors the leaders of the Civil Rights movement. The Civil Rights movement is one of the most American moments in Alabama history, but all attempts to honor it are mostly ignored. Jesus told us a prophet has no honor in his hometown. He was right.


Cher said...

I'm just north east of you in Alexander City! Small world.. thank God for false alarms. They let the schools out early up here, even though we never get any of the real weather.

mary said...

I'm glad you guys are safe. I'm sure you've heard but the highschool I went to in Enterprise before we moved to Florida was apparently completely destroyed & 9 students were killed. It's unreal.I use to live a half a mile from there.
I think it would be amazing to go to Selma on's only 45 minutes away!

PS (I just found out that I got the Children's Legal Services Internship...maybe I'll start my blog back now that the summer wjob search is over!)

Liz said...

One year, Val and I think the Bean and I went to Selma and saw then-Prez.-Mr.Clinton and Jesse Jackson. I also ate my first turkey leg. Being there was a really awesome experience I was glad to have during my time in Alabama. If you can make it, do whatever you have to, to arrange going - it is worth it!!

Glad you guys are ok with the weather. We were supposed to get that storm last night, but it re-routed to Missouri I guess. But tonight we are get 40mph winds! Its nuts.

Mary - congrats on the internship!!!

Nick M. said...

I too am very SAD that I can't go Sunday. Not only is it a regularly busy day, but we've got all kinds of fundraisers and Russian missionaries happening, and about the only way I could get out of going tomorrow was if I called in dead!

Mary come on back with your blog-self!