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mondo joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 02:11 AM
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Great Barbara Jordan Story by Way of Ann Richards
A friend of mine went to see Ann Richards speak a few years ago, and recounted a story Ann told about the late great Barbara Jordan.

Hope I get the details right:

So one day Ann Richards was visiting Barbara Jordan on some property she bought, and they came across an obstruction in the path, put there by a neighbor.

The neighbor, Barbara explained, was a mean old man who was always giving her a hard time at any opportunity, in the most unneighborly way. It was nothing but meanness and racism, and he was going to do anything he could to punish Barbara for daring to buy property in is neck of the woods.

Some time later Ann was again visiting Barbara and walked past the spot where they had first discussed the racist neighbor. Ann asked Barbara what ever happened with him.

And Barbara replied "Well, that old man got sick, and he was old and weak. And so he died." Pause. "And went to Hell."

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