By Dr. Ginny Barnes
RUTH MAJOR KING’S DAUGHTERS
60TH ANNIVERSARY

I WAS FRUSTRATED
TO SAY THE LEAST.
MAYBE ANGRY AT THE MOST.

THAT LITTLE UPSTART
TELLING ME TO CHANGE!
WHO’S SHE THINK I AM?
I’M HER GRANDMA!

FULL OF RADICAL IDEAS
I THOUGHT.
MINE ARE BETTER.

CALLED ME “OLD SCHOOL”
AS THOUGH IT WERE
A DISEASE!

THE WAY I’VE ALWAYS
DONE THINGS
FEELS RIGHT.

BUYING CLOTHES ON LINE?
WHAT IF THEY DON’T FIT?

GROCERIES DELIVERED?
WHO SELECTS THEM?

NO DISCIPLINE FOR KIDS?
WHAT’S THIS WORLD COMING TO?

AT CHURCH A LOUD BAND?
NO OLD HYMNS I LOVE?

HOW DO I FIT IN?
WHAT AM I TO DO?

THE WORLD IS CHANGING, GRANDMA.
YOU HAVE TO CHANGE WITH IT.
YOU HAVE TO BE FLEXIBLE!

CHANGING HOW WE DO THINGS?
AWCK!
I LIKE THE GOOD OLE DAYS

WE WERE YOUNG.
LOTS OF ENERGY.
CREATING OUR FUTURE.
MAKING NEW FRIENDS.

GULP!
MAYBE SHE’S RIGHT?
NOW’S THE TIME
DAUGHTERS OF THE KING
TO CREATE OUR NEW FUTURE!

PUT A GOLD RIBBON
ON THE PAST
AND TAKE THE BEST OF IT
TO CREATE THE FUTURE ANEW!

KEEP OUR LOVE FOR EACH OTHER,
OUR FRIENDSHPS, OUR STRENGTHS
OUR TIES, OUR RESPECT,
OUR RESPONSIBILITY!

AND GROW NEW FRIENDS,
CARVE NEW WAYS,
IMPLEMENT NEW IDEAS,
SUPPORT NEW CAUSES,
GENERATE NEW ENERGY.

WE’RE NOT OLD SCHOOL!
WE’RE NEW GALS
WITH STRONG IDEALS
AND GREAT FAITH!

LET’S GO KDs!!
DAY LIGHT’S A BURNING!!
WE’RE GONNA MAKE IT
ALL THE WAY
TO NEW SCHOOL!!

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