I Have a Dream

Today is the day that our nation celebrates and remembers the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.  Dr. King was born January 15, 1929 and died at the hands of an assassin’s bullet on April 4, 1968 at the age of 39.  He gave his energy to the civil rights movement.  Between 1957 and 1968, King reportedly traveled over 6 million miles, gave over 2,500 speeches, wrote five books and authored countless articles.

mlk_mgn1In 1977 President Jimmy Carter posthumously awarded Dr. King the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  Martin Luther King, Jr. is the only non-president to have a memorial on the National Mall and a national holiday in his honor.  Serving as reminders of the man and his non-violent demonstrations, over 900 streets in the USA are named for Martin Luther King, Jr.

King was not a perfect man, but he stood tall and demanded equal treatment, no matter what the cost.  He said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

Dr. King’s quotes are numerous and inspiring. I have chosen a few to include:  “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others.” ;   “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” ;  “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.” ;  and my favorite quote of all, “The time is always right to do what is right.”

In today’s troubled world, the non-violent teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are as relevant today as they were over 50 years ago.  Maybe one day, the citizens of our world “…will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.”


About Ruthie Curtis

About Ruthie I am a real estate agent in Columbus, GA and love my “job.” I enjoy being associated with the professionals at Bickerstaff Parham Real Estate and the folks that I come in contact with each and every day. I basically just love houses and all that is associated with them. It is so rewarding to help buyers and sellers reach their goals and to be a part of the process that makes it happen. I especially love gardens and how they can work to improve a property both in aesthetics and function. As a Master Gardener, I feel that I can add another dimension to the home buying and selling process. Partnered with my love of creatively doing the “what if we” changes to houses and my attention to detail, I can offer my clients a well-rounded approach to meeting their real estate needs while having some fun along the way. I have lived in Columbus for the past 25 years and have been actively involved in the community. My involvements include being the 1996 Race Director for the Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens; a past board member of Girls,Inc and the Columbus Regional Tennis Association (CORTA); a board member of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, the Columbus Botanical Garden, the Chattahoochee Valley Camellia Society, and is a member of the Women’s Reading Club of Columbus and the Overdue Book Club. I am a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church where I serve on the Altar Guild.photo (10) I am a UGA Bulldawg – having grown up in Athens and attended the University of Georgia where I received a BA degree in Advertising. I have two daughters, two great son-in-laws, five grandchildren and a Jack Russell Terrier named Jasper. I live in the historic Overlook area in Columbus where I recently purchased an older home and enjoyed the experience of putting my creative knowledge and skills to work!
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