Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Afternoon of errands

Afternoon of errands, originally uploaded by ujima.

May 12 On this date in 1862, Black slaves commandeered the Confederate ship “the Planter.”Generally, any enemy ship taken in this way is treated as an honor for the men who performed the brave accomplishment.Since the Blacks had been slaves, the nation's government in the capital, said they were merely contraband. It took a special act of Congress to award the ship as a reward and it was valued at only $9,168 dollars or one-third its true value.http://www.aaregistry.com/detail.php?id=1817

Lots of small errands to do: Kohl's, Staples, Acme, Rite Aid, library, Bank of America.Such beautiful sunshine. Lite breeze. Talking with this one & that one. Everyone feeling happy. No complainers.
Walked over to McDees with David and had a capp and listened to his fears about cutbacks on his job. I promised to send the mayor an email complaint.

No comments: