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My pal Kailani at An Island Life hosts this great meme, Aloha Friday, based upon a very popular term used in Hawaii when island residents take it easy and look forward to the upcoming weekend – kind of like T.G.I.F. The meme involves no long posts, no deep soul searching revelations . . . just a little fun.

Each Friday, Kailani posts a simple question or topic of conversation. Visitors leave a comment on Kailani’s site and then post a question or short discussion topic on their own site. Participants visit each other’s sites and respond with a comment! Even if you do not post a question or topic on your site, you can still play by simply leaving a comment!

Here’s my question for this edition:

This Monday, January 21, 2008, is a state and federal holiday — Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Will you be commemorating the occasion and, if so, how?

My answer:

Yes!  I am looking forward to the three-day weekend and will definitely spend time thinking about the reason for the holiday, reflecting upon the life and work of Dr. King, the principles he espoused and the ongoing fight in this country for equality and tolerance.

Today is the anniversary of my father’s death.  You can read my tribute to him here


6 Comments

  1. Write From Karen

    Hi Janie!

    Sorry no, we don’t do anything special for MLK’s birthday. I’m afraid it’s just another day off for us. Though it usually opens a dialogue at dinner about the importance of equal rights and how if, you work hard enough and want it badly enough, you can achieve great things.

  2. I don’t celebrate it the holiday, but the kids will be enjoying the 4 day weekend from school.

    Dee

    Dee’s last blog post..Aloha Friday

  3. With the kids out of school, they are asking to either go bowling, or to Chuck E. Cheese. I live for three day weekends!

    Christine’s last blog post..Aloha Friday

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