Here is Marcia Clark in 2016, 21 years later. She looks good! I had to study the picture before I was convinced that it was her. The trial ended on October 3, 1995 and the book was published in 1997. This book was hard for her to write, to go over the events, still recovering from her illnesses, trying to get her life back to some normalcy. She was mad, mad that the jury took race over evidence. For a trial that lasted from January 1995 to October 1995 it only took the jury 4 hours to come to a verdict.
I received this book as a gift last year (2017) and it had just come out. I didn’t read it until recently and it worked out because I then watched the HW funeral and also Barbara Pierce Bush had gotten married in October and saw the pictures of that. I follow George H. and Laura on Instagram.
This book was thoroughly enjoyable. The stories of the girls growing up and when they lived in the Governors mansion then the White House. Their college years and when 911 happened. They loved Kennebunkport and all their Grandparents and spending time with them and their cousins.
The two girls have gone to different universities, found their own careers which are very different but their comfort zones are being back together. The connection from the womb. They look very different and hold themselves very different too, but they think very similarly. Service is a very large part of their lives. This was a great read!
When I go through a magazine and find content that I don’t want to get rid of when I am done with the magazine, I tear it out and put it in a plastic cover to fit into a three ring binder. That way I can revisit these articles that called to me and recycle the magazine. I am starting on a second binder now. When we moved I had many magazines that I had not gone through completely, so one day I pulled out an O Magazine and was completely enamored with this article “Art House”. It was from August of 2009 and about Peggy Cooper Cafritz and her home in Washington D.C. She was a collector and supporter of African-American art and artists. She was also a civil rights activist, educator, attended gatherings, a collector of friends. The first picture shows Peggy in her foyer with wonderful large art. She buys what she loves not what matches with everything. That is the way to do it.
More pictures of her home, I just love it! Art, Art, Art!
So I came across this article again recently and did some more research on Peggy. This is what I found….Soon after the OMagazine hit the newsstands on July 31, 2009 Peggy’s Art house caught on fire. She wasn’t there, but was visiting friends in Martha’s Vinyard. Here is the article from the Washington Post.
The neighborhood was devastated, it seemed to be the hub of it, with the owner, art and visitors.
A little while later she started collecting art again for her new home. It was a much more modern, glass and metal home but I think that the art softens it. She is amazing to me. She moved to a different neighborhood. They never found the reason that the fire started but she did win a lawsuit against the city because there was not enough water pressure to put out the fire.