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James Armistead Lafayette

As we celebrate this extra day of Black History Month, take some time to learn about this Revolutionary War hero


45 Responses to “James Armistead Lafayette”


  1. 1 Dudette
    February 29, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    • 2 Judith Fardig
      March 1, 2016 at 12:22 am

      Congratulations, Dudette! All these #becauseofthemwecan tweets are wonderful! Missed TOD today. Crazy week…

      • 3 Dudette
        March 1, 2016 at 12:32 pm

        Thanks Judith! I bet you’ve been super busy with your OFA work. Keep at it! You are the change! Thank you for all you do!

    • 4 susanne
      March 1, 2016 at 12:50 am

      I love this little guy! Thanks for all the smiles Dudette ❤

    • March 1, 2016 at 4:03 am

      Thank you Queen Dudette for sharing this. What a smart looking young man! He is so full of confidence! I am sure Dr. George Washingon Carver would be proud of Clyde.

  2. 8 Dudette
    February 29, 2016 at 10:27 pm

  3. 11 Dudette
    February 29, 2016 at 10:29 pm

  4. 13 Dudette
    February 29, 2016 at 10:31 pm

  5. 14 Dudette
    February 29, 2016 at 10:32 pm

  6. 15 Dudette
    February 29, 2016 at 10:33 pm

  7. 16 Dudette
    February 29, 2016 at 10:39 pm

  8. 17 Nerdy Wonka
    February 29, 2016 at 10:42 pm

  9. 18 Dudette
    February 29, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    Direct link so you can read the letter:
    View at Medium.com

    • 19 sjterrid
      March 1, 2016 at 12:47 am

      Thank you, Dudette, for sharing Gretchen Stewart’s letter to the President and the President’s response.

      • 20 Dudette
        March 1, 2016 at 12:37 pm

        How neat is that sjt? We really do have the best President ever!

        • 21 sjterrid
          March 2, 2016 at 1:28 am

          She wrote such a heart wrenching letter to the President, I’m so glad that he answered her. Yes, we are all so lucky that we have him as our President. Yes, best President ever!

  10. 22 Dudette
    February 29, 2016 at 10:45 pm

  11. 24 Dudette
    February 29, 2016 at 10:53 pm

  12. 25 Dudette
    February 29, 2016 at 10:54 pm

  13. 26 jacquelineoboomer
    February 29, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    I don’t know if it’s a local or national buy, but over the course of the evening I’ve seen Bernie Sanders’ latest ad at least four times on the teevee. Nothing from Hillary that I’ve spotted.

    • 27 Dudette
      February 29, 2016 at 11:00 pm

      Depends on where you are.
      Here in Georgia, I’ve seen ads from Dem candidates. I know I’m really sick of seeing Rubio and Cruz ads, that’s for sure. Of course, the GOP ads are all about how the country is in terrible shape and the world is a scary place… blah, blah, blah. Ugh!

      • 28 jacquelineoboomer
        February 29, 2016 at 11:28 pm

        Central Illinois. I have yet to consciously see any RWNJ presidential ads, unless somebody on MSNBC or CNN was playing them on their shows to “discuss.” I’ll consider myself lucky!

    • 29 Obama Grandmama
      February 29, 2016 at 11:49 pm

      Each break had Bernie ads between both Rachel and Lawrence’s shows. Actually, playing the same ad again and again did not make an impact it just annoyed me. If I had not already decided against Bernie the marathon ad runs may have done it for me!

  14. 30 Dudette
    February 29, 2016 at 10:56 pm

  15. 34 Dudette
    February 29, 2016 at 10:56 pm

  16. 35 MightyPamela
    February 29, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

  17. 36 Dudette
    February 29, 2016 at 11:02 pm

  18. 37 Nerdy Wonka
    February 29, 2016 at 11:08 pm

  19. 38 jacquelineoboomer
    February 29, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    Arizona politician on Don Lemon’s show was almost popping a vein in his neck stating that Trump is not a racist – says he knows him and supports him and would never do that, if he were a racist.

    No kidding … he may think that but has he actually been inside Trump’s actual brain? Nobody can swear anybody’s not a racist, when they just have a casual political relationship with them. It’s so surreal what people will fall for, to be close to “celebrity” or money or fame or whatever.

  20. 39 jacquelineoboomer
    February 29, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    The Lafayette statue story is fascinating. And the “it just takes one person to speak up” lesson in it was telling.

  21. 40 jacquelineoboomer
    March 1, 2016 at 12:17 am

  22. 41 jacquelineoboomer
    March 1, 2016 at 12:20 am

  23. 42 jacquelineoboomer
    March 1, 2016 at 1:18 am

    Goodnight to TODville and all the ships at sea! Been a blast!

  24. March 1, 2016 at 2:05 am

    I just watched the broadcast on Ore Public Broadcasting of the Tribute to Ray Charles at the White House. Ray Charles was very connected to my youth.He had so many hit songs that were a part of my earlier life. It was a joy to hear them again. I had the pleasure of seeing Ray Charles perform live at a jazz concert live in Bologna, Italy, where I was a student for a time. He was electric and so alive, so at one with his music. The Italians absolutely loved him.

    I grew very wistful knowing this was the last musical broadcast from the White House during the Obama presidency. Watching him I was aware of how much personal magnetism he has, how so many people are lifted up in his presence. This feeling I have had the past 7+years of a deep trust and security in this leader, this person of such integrity and deep spirit. what a rare thing it is. I doubt I shall ever have it again with any other earthly leader in our world. I am so glad and grateful to have this feeling now and will cherish it in the remaining days of his presidency

    • March 1, 2016 at 7:13 am

      Good morning Bill!
      Good morning TOD!
      Thank you for sharing your experience.
      What a joy it is to wake up to read positive post concerning gratefulness.
      I woke up this morning feeling the exact same way.
      It’s a beautiful sunny day here in New York City.
      I refuse to allow the negative things that are happening diminish these past seven years of PBO’s presidency.
      These remaining days are to be cherished and honored while the fools around us fall to the way side.
      They had an opportunity to be a part of this………they chose their own fate.

      I shared the information on this post about Mr. Lafayette.
      Thank you!


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