Breakfast with Mandela

30 Jun

One of the highlights of my life  was being in South Africa when apartheid breathed its final breath and Nelson Mandela was elected president. I didn’t think it could get any better until I had an opportunity to have breakfast with President Mandela at Blair House in Washington, DC, a few months later.

I keep this autographed place card to remind me how blessed I’ve been.  Keeping Madiba, his family and all of those fighting for freedom in my prayers.

mandelas_autograph

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3 Responses to “Breakfast with Mandela”

  1. S Murphy-Shigematsu (@smshige) June 30, 2013 at 8:07 am #

    What a beautiful memory Elaine as we all reflect on how much Nelson Mandela has meant to so many people in our world.
    Stephen MS

    • Elaine Ray July 6, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

      Thanks for reading, Stephen. Great to see you in this space.

      Elaine

  2. Anonymous June 30, 2013 at 8:05 am #

    What a beautiful memory Elaine as we all reflect on how much Nelson Mandela has meant to our world.
    Stephen MS

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