Slice of Life – A Call To Action

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The madness in our country continues.  The hate and ugliness continues to damage the beauty and hope of our wonderful democracy.

As individuals we can make sure that our little children are brought up and taught to love and respect others and as adults we should be railing against this violence by adding our voices to those who want better gun control.


You’ve got to be taught
To hate and fear,
You’ve got to be taught
From year to year,
It’s got to be drummed
In your dear little ear
You’ve got to be carefully taught.

You’ve got to be taught to be afraid
Of people whose eyes are oddly made,
And people whose skin is a diff’rent shade,
You’ve got to be carefully taught.

You’ve got to be taught before it’s too late,
Before you are six or seven or eight,
To hate all the people your relatives hate,
You’ve got to be carefully taught!

Rogers and Hammerstein

The following in a snippet from Women’s Voices For Change, Take a moment to go there and read this call to action.

Monday, June 13, 2016
Dr. Pat: 14 Mass Shootings and Counting
June 13, 2016 by Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
“Women can force the people we elect to represent us in Congress to hear that we have had enough. Women can insist that our representatives enact legislation that will make the sale of these guns illegal. Women have a voice because we vote and we need to send a message to Washington that we have had too many mass killings in this country because someone could buy an assault rifle.”

Patricia Yarberry-Allen, MD is a gynecologist, director of the New York Menopause Center, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medical College, and an Assistant Attending Obstetrician and Gynecologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital . She is a board certified fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Yarberry- Allen is also a member of the Faculty Advisory Board and the Women’s Health Director of The Weill Cornell Community Clinic (WCCC). Dr. Allen was the recipient of the 2014 American Medical Women’s Association Presidential Award.




About Bernadette

I live in the small town of Haddonfield, NJ. I am at an age in my life when I seem to spend time thinking and musing about life. These musings are usually stimulated by my walks through Haddonfield, my reading of books and fellow bloggers, and my interaction with my group of fabulous family and friends.

15 Responses

      1. I used to have a R&H song book and we’d all sing along as my mom played the piano. I was pretty young though and only remember the most famous songs/movies. These lyrics were great. (I did post in the salon – the very first thing this morning so I wouldn’t forget! 🙂 )

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