Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Our Twins in the News

Good morning, everyone! We are so grateful for all the nice press about our big event on 11/14. Today, Milestones e-News opens with a generous article featuring none other than our very own twins! Below is an excerpt. Click Here to read the full article; Click Here to read Bernice's story "Black and White Grits". Want to hear the twins speak? You got it. Click Here for a short video.

And yes, as the article reveals, our event WILL be spontaneous and unscripted. Heehee, there's is a big surprise too. I can't say more… if you wanna know, you gotta come out. We'll ride the energy in the room and together make magic happen. Don't miss out, and DON'T BE LATE. You won't want to miss a single minute. 

Like others of their generation, the sisters have lived through momentous times, including the Great Depression, World War II, the Civil Rights movement, and the election of the nation’s first black President.

Moore remembers going down South during the era of the Jim Crow laws, to visit her husband, then stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia. “When the train got down to D.C., I had to change cars. They put on an extra car for ‘colored only,’” she says. 

A little white boy peeked through the curtain, Moore recently recounted about that incident. “He said to me, ‘What color are you?’ I told him ‘I’m red, white, and blue, the color of the flag.’”

Her story, “Black and White Grits,” based on that visit, is posted on ‘The Best Day of My Life’ blog.  ...

During the November 14 Senior Storytelling event, audience members will have the chance to meet and ask questions of the senior presenters. The free event, described by organizers as spontaneous and unscripted, is set for 2 to 3 p.m. at the Free Library of Philadelphia - Park Central Library (1901 Vine Street).