The story below is also connected to a page called melanie-sill-and-harassment and highlights my communications with her. Click on the email alert link flashing towards the top to this page. And get this too, soon after I realized that Sill is forwarding (CC), our email communications to The Bee's Human Resource Manager, Linda Brooks, and, in my opinion, as a way to establish some sort of harassment charge against me, I sent a story to her in an email about me befriending/visiting a dying African American woman in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I wanted to see if Sill would also forward (CC) this email communication of ours, to Brooks. NO SILL DIDN'T. She didn't want The Bee's Black Human Resource Manager Brooks privy to this story about an African American woman whom I was visiting on my own time. A Black woman who was also dying in a hospital.
However, below provides me an explanation to a story that took place that has dumbfounded me for 50 years (five decades), but
The story took place in 1972. You can read it if you click on the email alert flashing link towards the top of this page. What's interesting about this story is the fact that the pastor of this Ann Arbor Church used my short offering of comfort words in his eulogy and mentioned me on the day of her funeral. I have always been bewildered why the Pastor did what he did on that day in front of the entire Church building of people in the celebration of Drake's life.
I believe the most important reason why he mentioned this young man--me-- (during his service), who gave the note to him, is because he wanted to provide "proper attribution," to those words that he knew wasn't his. I didn't sign my name to that piece of paper I gave to him and so he didn't know who gave to him those "34 words," that he was going to use and apply it into his own message...and to also point out the flowers he received from me. Probably had I signed my name to that note, he would have just acknowledged me that way...as..."Thank you Frank for the flowers and the message you brought for Catherine." However, because he wanted to use those "34" words in his eulogy, he wanted to show good ethics and do the right thing by acknowledging me in some way. And believe me, it was just a comfort note I gave to him in memory of this woman.
Today, I understand that what this Pastor did was so much more important than I what did...because using good ethics today is extremely in short supply. Too bad Amazon doesn't sell it online...still, it probably wouldn't sell that well, because the world is SILL THE SAME.
Below is about a famous man
(MLK), who had a problem giving
proper attribution. And be
sure to visit my Pastor Ray Johnston
page to view a guy who got caught plagarizing
another Pastor's donation plea letter. And how
convenient he got caught by me.