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So, following standard practice, bus driver Blake noted that the front of the bus was filled with white passengers and there were two or three men standing, and thus moved the "colored" section sign behind Parks and demanded that four black people give up their seats in the middle section so that the white passengers could sit. Years later, in recalling the events of the day, Parks said, "When that white driver stepped back toward us, when he waved his hand and ordered us up and out of our seats, I felt a determination cover my body like a quilt on a winter night."
By Parks' account, Blake said, "Y'all better make it light on yourselves and let me have those seats." Three of them complied. Parks said, "The driver wanted us to stand up, the four of us. We didn't move at the beginning, but he says, 'Let me have these seats.' And the other three people moved, but I didn't." The black man sitting next to her gave up his seat. Parks moved, but toward the window seat; she did not get up to move to the newly repositioned colored section. Blake then said, "Why don't you stand up?" Parks responded, "I don't think I should have to stand up." Blake called the police to arrest Parks. When recalling the incident for Eyes on the Prize, a 1987 public television series on the Civil Rights Movement, Parks said, "When he saw me still sitting, he asked if I was going to stand up, and I said, 'No, I'm not.' And he said, 'Well, if you don't stand up, I'm going to have to call the police and have you arrested.' I said, 'You may do that.'"
In her autobiography, Parks said, "
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
We allow our 4 year old, Lilla, to take communion. This practice has gotten us some questioning glances and we've had to ask the servers to lower the bread and cup so her petite frame could reach them. I'm pretty sure there are some people that judge me for it and think there is no way she could be able to know what is going on and I shouldn't force it on her.
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Friday, November 19, 2010
Paula’s Cake Balls (taken from Smithfield.com)
Paula’s own version of this trendy sweet!
Serves: 36 Cook Time: 20 Minutes
- 1 (18.25 ounce) package cake mix
- 1 (16 ounce) container prepared cake frosting
- 6 ounces of chocolate flavored confectioners coating disks or bar (available in white chocolate, dark or milk)
- Food Coloring (optional)
- Paula's Favorite Combinations:
- *Red Velvet Cake/Cream Cheese Frosting and dipped in white chocolate coating
- *Strawberry Supreme Cake/Strawberries and Cream Frosting - Dipped in Chocolate Coating
- *White Cake/Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting - Dipped in Chocolate Coating
- *Caramel Cake/Chocolate Mocha Frosting - Dipped in Chocolate Coating
- *White Cake/Wild Cherry Vanilla Frosting - Dipped in Dark Chocolate Coating
- *French Vanilla Cake/White Chocolate Almond Frosting - Dipped in Chocolate Coating
- *Dark Chocolate Cake/Cream Cheese Frosting - Dipped in White Chocolate Coating
- *Spice Cake/Cream Cheese Frosting - Dipped in White Chocolate Coating
- *Lemon Cake/Lemon Frosting - Dipped in White Chocolate Coating
- *Confetti Cake/Vanilla Frosting - Dipped in White Chocolate Coating
Prepare the cake mix according to the directions on the box. When cake is finished baking allow to cool for 30 minutes. Crumble the cake into a large bowl using a stand mixer or a hand mixer. Add the frosting and mix until well combined. Place the bowl in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours or overnight. Line a baking tray with wax paper. Use a melon baller as a scooper to form balls with the cake mixture. Place on wax paper. Once you have used all of the cake mixture, place the baking tray in the freezer for 1 hour. Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl of the microwave, stirring every 5-10 seconds until smooth. At this point you can add a bit of food coloring if you are using white chocolate. Remove the balls from the freezer. Using one toothpick, pick up the balls one at a time and dip in the chocolate. Use a second toothpick to slide the ball off the first toothpick onto the wax paper lined baking tray. NOTE: We found that an old Easter egg dipper works as well. If the balls fall off the toothpick into the chocolate, they are not firm enough to work with and you'll need to place them back in the freezer for additional time Once you have covered all the balls in chocolate coating place the tray in the refrigerator until the chocolate coating is set. At this point you can drizzle other chocolate on the balls for decoration.
Serve with a cold glass of milk!