We were fortunate to spend Sunday morning at the King Center in Atlanta, Georgia. We are a family that celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day every year. When I was a child, before MLK day was a federal holiday, my mother always kept me home from school out of protest, calling in to say why I wouldn't be at school! We would get up early and go down to Washington, DC to march for Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday to become a national holiday.
This year we had the opportunity to go to Atlanta for another occasion, so we just happened to be in Atlanta for MLK weekend. Even though we woke up to rain Sunday morning, I really wanted to go over and say a prayer for peace around the world at his grave and pick up one of his speeches at the gift shop. We also enjoyed the visitor center and listened to some of the church service that was blasted out into the street from Ebenezer Church. The one part that was not fun was losing Tom Sawyer for about 10 minutes in the visitor center! Apparently, he told my Mother that he was going to the bathroom but she didn't hear him. Let's just say that event took a few more years off my life! Thankfully, we got him back safe and sound.
Grandma and the kids with a statue of Gandhi
Inside the visitor center pretending to march
At Dr. Martin Luther King's graveside, the reflecting pool was almost frozen but the rain let up.
I will hopefully get up an entry in the next few days about why we went to Atlanta in the first place.