13 4 / 2014
"I have been through segregation, integration and revitalization, and I am still here."
"Much has changed in the 60 years since Doc Muse first opened the doors of the Green Valley Pharmacy in Arlington County.
Back then, Northern Virginia pharmacies sent African American customers to the back door for their orders and purchases, he recalled. But Muse’s store, opened in 1952 in the heart of the black community of Nauck, treated those same customers with respect. Over time, the pharmacy would become known as the shop where you could get a fair deal and, when necessary, a little help.
The pharmacy was recently named a local historic landmark, and Muse was recognized as an example of “the triumph of the spirit and the indomitable will of one man.””
Dr. Leonard Muse has been serving the black community in Arlington Virginia since 1952. He is the oldest pharmacist in the state at 90 and a WW2 veteran. He and a business partner, Waverly Jones, opened Green Valley in 1952 when they realized no existing pharmacy in the county would serve or treat African-Americans properly. Dr. Muse became the sole proprietor of the store in 1955. Even today, the doc is sharp as knife and always active around the store.
Doc has always stood in the background of his community supporting locals in their times of need. Today, the pharmacy is busy as ever while also serving as a popular meeting ground for the neighborhood.
13 4 / 2014
Hi followers! Thank you for including me your list. All of y’all are lovely and I love reading stuff you post!
As a disclaimer… i suppose. I queue all my posts for months on end.
I was recently harangued by a follower who became severely pissed at me because I didn’t reply the minute they posted to me about something I reblogged that they had a problem with.
The things I reblog is for me to learn from. If you have a problem with it, great, let me know. If you still have a problem with it, I am not forcing you to follow.
There is so much internet and so many fools out there. I can’t say I’m not one of them, but I don’t think aggressive internet bullying is very helpful either.
Good on you popular Tumblr people! I don’t think I could cope with the way some people are so rude!
13 4 / 2014
((Finally. Progress. I love you Germany))
THIS IS FREAKING GREAT
It’s not so hard is it!
12 4 / 2014
"Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have."
11 4 / 2014
"Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you."