Posted By RichC on January 16, 2012
There are only a handful of leaders that come along in one’s lifetime and for my generation, one of them is Martin Luther King, Jr (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968). Most know the history of Mr. King and the civil rights movement around challenging the laws particularly in the south, but I enjoyed a history lesson by rereading MLK’s Bio.
Martin Luther King Jr’s childhood was “normal” for an African-American growing up in pre-World War II Atlanta, but a lessor know item recorded in his biography is that at age 12 he “supposedly” attempted suicide. His grandmother died and the event was traumatic for him … “because he was out watching a parade against his parents’ wishes when she died.” The biography reads that he was so distraught that he “attempted suicide by leaping from a second story window at the family home.”
Have a thoughtful holiday and celebrate the positive achievement that came from this man and those who fought for equality. Also check out the new memorial in Washington DC.
A less important note, and no connection to MLK, is for those of us who use a few gallons of fossil fuel per year … the gasoline prices have been up the last few weeks. Usually this time of the year we have the lowest fuel prices? For whatever reason, they are now high and expected to move even high, possibly $4.00 per gallon, by summer.
This morning I heard that gasoline was a bit lower in the Dayton area — $3.18 per gallon — but my daily drive is not taking me that direction, yet. I actually contemplated the idea of heading in that direction after looking at my fuel gauge and noticing all the local area stations were much higher, although the local convenient store did lower prices a few cents this morning. North of Cincinnati we’ve locked in at around $3.50 to $3.60 and a quick search of CincyGasPrices.com turned up the lowest in the surrounding area to be in Loveland – $3.23.