Saturday, January 06, 2007

Wage Peace

Sorry folks. No pictures. It was raining. It was all too new for me to hold the sign, an umbrella and snap some pictures. But I am so glad I went.

The vigil was held by a group of Women In Black in a town near where my oldest daughter goes to school. It was raining throughout most of my drive and I was hoping it wouldn't cause the event to be cancelled. Sure enough a small group of women showed up at the appointed time. They welcomed Taylor and I and told us all about their very active group. Taylor fit right in and handed out flyers to people on the street. I believe she will continue help out at events w/this group. I would love to find a group closer to me. Way closer. A woman there told me to start my own WIB in my town. I have never even participated in an event like this before though and I would like a little experience. This particular women was 87 years old and calls herself a geri-activist. It was a very inspiring day. I loved sharing it with Taylor.

17 Comments:

Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

Way to go Mary!! Even without the pics, I know you had to enjoy it.

1/06/2007 10:26:00 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

Wonderful and you just don't know who happened to come by and become inspired to activate for Peace as well. Your presence makes a big difference.

1/06/2007 12:41:00 PM  
Blogger spadoman said...

A good friend of mine has been involved with Women in Black out in Fortuna, CA. Sometimes, she has been the only one there.

Thank you going and doing something.

I believe Barb and I will be going to Washington DC on 01/27/07 for a peace rally and war protest. Anyone want to join us there? We can pick you up on our way from Wisconsin.

1/06/2007 09:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

geri - activist! i love that! so glad it was a good experience for both of you.

GFM

1/07/2007 02:35:00 AM  
Blogger Coffee Messiah said...

Nice to do with your daughter, no matter how many people were there!

Before I left Ca, there was a lady somewhere in the East Bay Protesting from
the very start of the War, by herself. I mean each and every day. She said
she would not stop until it's all over. She caught a lot of BS from the start,
cause she was there from day One!

1/07/2007 05:50:00 AM  
Blogger No said...

I'm very impressed, Mary. I, too, have not been involved as much I would like...it's that introvert in me.. I don't know..maybe it's that way with you too...maybe you and I can cheer each other on!!!

You go, girl!!!

1/07/2007 10:01:00 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

I really admire you!

1/07/2007 10:02:00 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Donnie- I did. My first step. I needed to do it.

Peacechick- And I was inspired by you and a few other bloggers. THANK YOU!

Me- Isn't that great. Hopefully I am on the path to someday becoming a geri-activist too.

Coffee- That is inspiring. The amount of people I thought didn't matter. One person w/a sign could enlighten someone right?

No- Yea, I always like for someone to show me the way. I definitely had Taylor as a crutch. But I knew I had to initiate this one. I was fine. Everyone was just as nice as could be. You can do it too.

Spado- Hey! I would love to meet you guys there. What is it? Who's doing it?

Katie- Thank you.

1/07/2007 10:18:00 AM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

Mary, in the US
nothing gets done by those in government unless it is for money.

If this war was not about Oil and reconstruction contracts - yes US reconstruction contracts in Iraq
Then what was the war about.

However much the war has cost, could have been spent rebuilding NEW ORLEANS or the aftermath of the South East Asia Tsunami.

There was no need to destroy another country just for profitable reconstruction contracts - except of course a handful of US educated Iraqies have indebted & mortgaged their country for generations to come.

But of course dumping all that old ordinance on Iraq, aldso means profitable business for the arms industry in charge of replenishing the arsenal - is that justification to destroy a country and sacrifice 3000 US soldiers.

Three thousand US citizens were killed on 9/11 by 'terrorists'
Three thousand US citizens have been sacrificed in Iraq by the President (son of Bush), Cheney and Rumsfeld. Black & White

Peace, Shalom!

1/07/2007 04:04:00 PM  
Blogger spadoman said...

Mary for your information and everone else's:

Go here:

http://www.unitedforpeace.org/index.php

take a look. we're going.

1/07/2007 04:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If America is to survive, it will be because of the burning desire in individuals, such as you and Taylor. Protesting is not easy. It requires physical effort, and often, accepting abuse.

I salute Taylor's and your courage!!

1/07/2007 05:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Mary,

i have made more friends in the peace movement in the past year than i did ten years working in the military industrial complex!

peace, peter

1/07/2007 07:58:00 PM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

brava Mary. Too bad we do not see enough about activism like that on the news. Here in Austin there is a group that meets in front of the Congress (TX) and people are pretty active here as well anti-war wise. Love your re-vamped peace sign on the blog..amen to that!
Ingrid

1/07/2007 11:13:00 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Quasar- I agree. Peace Now!

Thanks for the link Spado. I will check it out.

TUA- I believe what you said is true and thats why I am gettting off my ass and doing something.

Peter- A meeting of the minds!

Ingrid- I got that peace sign at thepeacetrain.org . It just said it all to me.

1/08/2007 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, Mary!

Start your own chapter!

1/08/2007 11:16:00 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

msliberty- I would if you were here helping me...

1/10/2007 05:12:00 PM  
Blogger Guyana-Gyal said...

Here we have Mothers in black, mothers whose children were killed by bad drivers. They want road laws changed here.

1/16/2007 11:40:00 AM  

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