Posts Tagged 'Rosa Parks'

Jumble Solved – 02/04/23

Cowies Hill Tennis Club 2019 - Posts | Facebook

Visual Description:  Tennis club


Clue/Question:  When they randomly chose people to team up to play tennis, it was – – – 

'Rosa Parks Day' approved by Senate committee, moves to full Senate


(Eh!  Not bad.  Not great, but not bad.  Kind of a double tennis pun, with mixed doubles and tennis match.  Maybe it’s just because it all came too easily for me.  I don’t know.  They’re not all going to float everyone’s boat . . . every time.  Right?

The clue words all came immediately, as none of them are new.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “caxte” in at least one earlier Jumble.  The answer letter layout was an energetic eleven letter jumble.  Decently cryptic.  But the final answer was pretty obvious.

Fine looking middle class tennis club scene.  Whatever the tennis equivalent of a duffer is applies to all of these players.  Weekend warriors, just trying to get in a nice work out.  No acing necessary.  Just a lot of friendly rallies, to get the heart pumping and sweat flowing.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Happy birthday to Rosa Parks, today’s Black History month honoree!      YUR

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Cryptoquote Solved – 07/05/22

For both Black History Month and her birthday, we honor Rosa Parks |  HelloGiggles

I’d like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free and wanted other people to be also free.”   —   Rosa Parks

(She did her part for equality and civil rights!  Unfortunately, there are too many people in this country – still – who’s aim is to disenfranchise as many people as possible, for their own advantage and personal gain.  Don’t be passive, folks.  Vote these racist, intolerant scum out of office!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/16/17

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I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.”   —   Rosa Parks

(Timely quote, especially considering the horrific chain of events in Charlottesville, VA this past weekend.  As much as I hate racism and bigotry, I support the First Amendment’s rights of free speech, and peaceable assembly.  Unfortunately, the white supremacists assembly was anything but peaceable!  But, neither was a sizable segment of the counter protesters.  The videos I watched of the clashes of the two groups were very disturbing.  The police, and the local leaders, did a horrible job of keeping the two groups separated.   We don’t yet know if the nutjob, who used his car as a deadly weapon, acted as an agent for some of the white supremacists leaders, or was acting solely on his own, for his personal sick and deluded inclinations.  Perhaps the more confrontational counter protesters were infiltrated by anarchists, or white supremacists in sheep’s clothing, but it seems that so much of the bloodshed and death could have been avoided with a more robust police presence.  Truly, a black eye on 21st Century America.  I put a lot of the blame, for all the hostilities, on how “political correctness” has gotten out of control.  Zero tolerance – one sided – policies run contrary to the American spirit that Evelyn Beatrice Hall summed up in her famous quote:  “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.”  We can, and must, do so much better people.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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