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The Vernon Johns Story on Prime  

leefury7 72M
47 posts
1/18/2022 1:51 pm

Last Read:
1/19/2022 1:18 pm

The Vernon Johns Story on Prime

I just finished watching this movie on Prime. I remember many many years ago I picked up the biography of Vernon Johns while rummaging through my local library. It made me stop and realize that much world was not living the life that I had grown accustomed to. I probably read that book to do a book report while in High School (HS). At that time, it was an all white HS.... as was the town. I do not think it was by design. Being a member of the band, we<b> traveled </font></b>often and competed against schools that were not as white as our own. I do not remember one person in my school who ever refused crossing the racial barrier or did so with any difficulty or animosity. In fact, many of us much enjoyed the commingling and actually look forward to meeting again at our next competition.

Yes, much has changed in my life time. Much. From party line phones, to wives staying at home and hanging laundry on the clothes line out back, to having one car sitting in the drive/garage, to being a young boy able to stay out after dark, playing clear over on the other side of town without his mother having to worry about him walking home alone.
Can that be said today?

It is strange, is it not, that what through too much blood, countless tears and unappreciated toil was won in our great nation over the last 70 years has been all but lost to us within a few short months? I do not need to list all that has changed. Anyone living in America who has taken a few moments to lift his/her eyes from their phone or computer know what has been lost.

For 25 years I worked in a place where there was a large mixture of not only races, but purposefully, nationalities. Over 140 different uni-versities were represented from all over the world. I do not remember a single, not one incident of racism in those entire 25 yrs. But today, the wedge is once again being driven between the races, between those who believe in God and those who do not, between those who choose to send their to public schools and those who do not, between those who engorge themselves on mass media and those who choose to do their own research to learn the truth, between those who wear face masks and those who do not, between those who chose to get a vaccination and those who do not, between those who choose to live lives being respectful to others.... and those who do not.

So what is my point posting all this here on a *hookup* site? My point is that even here we are being segregated and divided. Yesterday was Martin Luther Kings day. It was Vernon Johns who set the plow deep to furrow the ground that MLK could then sow his seed on. One of the first things MLK did after succeeding Vernon's pulpit was to lead Montgomery Alabama blacks to boycott the city buses that made, quote: coloreds. sit at the back of the bus. It worked. Eventually the city relented and allowed free seating anywhere on the buses. Is this something that perhaps is call for here on A FF? I do not know. That is something you should ponder yourself.

I am going to return all my accrued points, at least those I have remaining, to those who so graciously gifted them to me. I remember the first time I used the points system. You were not TAXED for gifting someone a few points. Now you are. . . like a lot of things during the evolution of making this site entirely pay-to-play. Now quickly I will add that the owners have every right to manage this site as they see fit. The bottom line of any business is about the bottom line. However, that said, it is a poor paradigm that has such high premiums that causes but a few to purchase airline tickets to fly rather than drive. Ask the airline how that was working out for them back in the day. It was only when they lowered prices and divided up sections of the passenger seating that it has gotten to where there is no such thing as flying stand by because there are almost no empty seats. This was a clear case where less ended up gaining more. And that could possibly be the case here on A FF as well.

I do not know. I guess I have played the game long enough. I have enjoyed those who have chatted with me. Always nice to meet new people even if they live cross country or half way around the world. But there comes a time where you have to face reality. As Red warned Andy at Shawshank, hope can be a dangerous thing, driving a man insane.


So within the next couple of days I will be returning gifts and bidding my adieu. Over 20 yrs is enough time for vain hope. It has been real. It has been fun. However, I cannot say it has been real fun. . . especially with all the fake/outdated profiles on A FF and all the evolving restrictions{image5]
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bustinout20202 65F  
1080 posts
1/19/2022 6:45 am

Aw, I am so sorry to see you go. I just found you and your blog! I have enjoyed reading your perspective and your respect for women; and yes, had you lived closer, I would've jumped on that! Cie le vie! All the best to you!! {=}

~~~" Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift." --Mary Oliver~~~


spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
1/19/2022 3:47 am

Sorry to hear that you've given up on Fuck Now Mobile.


author51 59F  
130010 posts
1/18/2022 10:57 pm

That is one movie I would be interested in watching also Hun. Sorry to hear you feel it is time to leave the site and I shall miss reading your work and connecting with you through our respective blogs....xoxo All the best to you in all you do outside these walls...{=}


leefury7 72M

1/18/2022 8:02 pm

Search for it at Amazon. You might have to scroll down to where the free-with-commercials listing is available. I just watched it this afternoon so I know it is there and available. Good luck.


onelastchan00 53F  
4522 posts
1/18/2022 2:34 pm

I cant find it on my prime,,

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leefury7 replies on 1/18/2022 8:02 pm:
Search for it at Amazon. You might have to scroll down to where the free-with-commercials listing is available. I just watched it this afternoon so I know it is there and available. Good luck.

onelastchan00 53F  
4522 posts
1/18/2022 2:30 pm

thanks for everything, my friend im going to watch this story right now,,, this stuff really interests me,,, always has

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leefury7 72M

1/18/2022 2:04 pm

I just finished watching this movie on Prime. I remember many many years ago I picked up the biography of Vernon Johns while rummaging through my local library. It made me stop and realize that much world was not living the life that I had grown accustomed to. I probably read that book to do a book report while in High School (HS). At that time, it was an all white HS.... as was the town. I do not think it was by design. Being a member of the band, we traveled often and competed against schools that were not as white as our own. I do not remember one person in my school who ever refused crossing the racial barrier or did so with any difficulty or animosity. In fact, many of us much enjoyed the commingling and actually look forward to meeting again at our next competition.

Yes, much has changed in my life time. Much. From party line phones, to wives staying at home and hanging laundry on the clothes line out back, to having one car sitting in the drive/garage, to being a young boy able to stay out after dark, playing clear over on the other side of town without his mother having to worry about him walking home alone. [image1]Can that be said today?

It is strange, is it not, that what through too much blood, countless tears and unappreciated toil was won in our great nation over the last 70 years has been all but lost to us within a few short months? I do not need to list all that has changed. Anyone living in America who has taken a few moments to lift his/her eyes from their phone or computer know what has been lost.

For 25 years I worked in a place where there was a large mixture of not only races, but purposefully, nationalities. Over 140 different uni-versities were represented from all over the world. I do not remember a single, not one incident of racism in those entire 25 yrs. But today, the wedge is once again being driven between the races, between those who believe in God and those who do not, between those who choose to send their children to public schools and those who do not, between those who engorge themselves on mass media and those who choose to do their own research to learn the truth, between those who wear face masks and those who do not, between those who chose to get a vaccination and those who do not, between those who choose to live lives being respectful to others.... and those who do not.

So what is my point posting all this here on a *hookup* site? My point is that even here we are being segregated and divided. Yesterday was Martin Luther Kings day. It was Vernon Johns who set the plow deep to furrow the ground that MLK could then sow his seed on. One of the first things MLK did after succeeding Vernon's pulpit was to lead Montgomery Alabama blacks to boycott the city buses that made, quote: coloreds. sit at the back of the bus. It worked. Eventually the city relented and allowed free seating anywhere on the buses. Is this something that perhaps is call for here on A FF? I do not know. That is something you should ponder yourself.

I am going to return all my accrued points, at least those I have remaining, to those who so graciously gifted them to me. I remember the first time I used the points system. You were not TAXED for gifting someone a few points. Now you are. . . like a lot of things during the evolution of making this site entirely pay-to-play. Now quickly I will add that the owners have every right to manage this site as they see fit. The bottom line of any business is about the bottom line. However, that said, it is a poor paradigm that has such high premiums that causes but a few to purchase airline tickets to fly rather than drive. Ask the airline how that was working out for them back in the day. It was only when they lowered prices and divided up sections of the passenger seating that it has gotten to where there is no such thing as flying stand by because there are almost no empty seats. This was a clear case where less ended up gaining more. And that could possibly be the case here on A FF as well.

I do not know. I guess I have played the game long enough. I have enjoyed those who have chatted with me. Always nice to meet new people even if they live cross country or half way around the world. But there comes a time where you have to face reality. As Red warned Andy at Shawshank, hope can be a dangerous thing, driving a man insane. [image2][image3][image4]

So within the next couple of days I will be returning gifts and bidding my adieu. Over 20 yrs is enough time for vain hope. It has been real. It has been fun. However, I cannot say it has been real fun. . . especially with all the fake/outdated profiles on A FF and all the evolving restrictions.


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