Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores
Photographer Patricia Gulick

Sunday, September 14, 2014

2/1/14 RMB Tubman and Tapscott

2/1/14 RMB Tubman and Tapscott

Dear Rita Mae Brown,

Today the internet search engine Google begins the first day of Black History month by honoring Harriet Tubman (c.1820-1913). Born a slave in Maryland, she was the best-known conductor of the Underground Railroad, the secret network that helped fugitive slaves in the south reach freedom further north. I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that. Hopefully though, others are out there around the world reading this and a bit of background is helpful to them.

She was in her thirties then. Initially her intention was to help her sister and two children escape slavery. That’s how we operate. First there is a tug at the heart, a connection that becomes a mission. At the time she may have been deemed foolish, insane for attempting the impossible, for bucking the system.  

On another note Teddy Tapscott sent me an article she wrote about gratitude and here is an excerpt: “Gratitude and celebration dance hand in hand and every day we are invited to join the party.  When we do it helps us find that silver lining, that golden thread that weaves it all together and makes everything worthwhile.”

Regardless the shape of our challenges, that silver lining is there. Hand in hand, one by one, in ways small and great, we are finding it and together we will ALL celebrate.

Best wishes,


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