ON MY SOAPBOX….What A Ride

Image result for soapbox free picsWRITTEN BY: SHEILA TOLLEY

 

Three score and ten years ago, my Mother brought forth into this world, a new baby…… Me……All I can say at this point is, “What A Ride!”

I wore…Go-Go Boots, Saddle Oxford and Penny Loafer shoes, Bell bottoms, Tie-Dye T-Shirts, Mini-skirts, Maxi-skirts, Tight Sweaters, Bulky Sweaters, Mood Rings, and Love Beads.

I owned a Barbie Doll, Black Light & Glow in the dark posters, Old Maid Cards, Slinky, Lava lamp, an Ouija Board, Pet Rock, Nancy Drew Books, Paper Dolls, Puzzles, an 8X10 Glossy Picture Of Elvis and a Rubik’s Cube.

I have modeled so many hair styles….including, but not limited to…..Teased & Sprayed, Flat & Dippity-Dood, Layered & Wind-Blown, Curly, Straight, Long, Short, Frosted, Tipped, Colored, Bleached and Streaked.

I have survived Hair Ironing, The Twist and Limbo, Ear Piercing, Fake Nails, Blind Dates, Jumping off the Flat Shoals Bridge and using a shampoo called “Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific.”

I have driven behind hundreds of vehicles whose bumper sticker bragged about what they had on board (Baby On Board) while hundreds of others told me when they applied their brakes (I Brake for Unicorns, Railroad Tracks, etc). We all remember the most disgusting bumper sticker from yesteryear, the one that was eventually banned because it informed us that SHIT HAPPENS. Not to be outdone, the bumper sticker genius’s replaced it with Doo Doo Happens. My Other Car Is A Porsche, Mercedes, etc., remember those? Of that group, I liked the bumper sticker that read “My Other Car Is Also A Piece Of Junk.”

I have lived through Segregations, Integrations and  Liberations. I watched as a Gold Metal Olympic Winner morphed from  Bruce Jenner into Caitlyn Jenner. I have wondered how Elizabeth Warren could be a part-time Native American and  a Caucasian woman, Rachel Dolezal, could trick the NAACP into thinking she was an African-American.

In my America, I have watched as massive demonstrations take place in defense of Gun Control, Defunding The Police, Abortions, Illegal Immigrants, Women, African Americans, Animals, LGBTQ, Black Lives Matter and Muslims. In fact, there are only two groups that are not defended in America today…..

White Men and White Rats.

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6 thoughts on “ON MY SOAPBOX….What A Ride

  1. Pingback: ON MY SOAPBOX…Hello white people | Tolley's Topics

  2. I remember when the press was asking, Lester Maddox, the Governor of Georgia why the prisons were having so many problems ? He said we needed a better class of prisoners.

  3. I remember when a drug company’s new drug kept failing the FDA test. A reporter asked what was wrong ? The drug scientist said he needed stronger white mice.

  4. This might be the best article you ever wrote. It is a 60 year history of America, like Billy Joel’s– We Didn’t Start The Fire. I am going to include it in a special one day.

    • I LOVE that song by Billy Joel. I tried to memorize it one day……I gave that mission up very quickly.

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