Our Beloved "Granny" Ruth
By Christian Hill
March 25, 2018
"GRANNIES" (LEFT TO RIGHT): LINDA, DONNA AND KATHARINE
C E L E B R A T I O N T I M E ! ! !
M A R C H 2013 - 2018
MARCH 6, 2018
CELEBRATE THE BIRTHDAY OF
WITH LOVING MEMORIES
THANK YOU EUGENE GRANNIES!!!
YOUR SPRING FLOWERS BRING JOY TO MY GARDEN!!!
VIDEO BY OUR ADOPTED "GRAMPA" DONALD EWING
March 24, 2018
Thousands rally in downtown Eugene to protest gun violence
WHAT'S A PARTY WITHOUT GIFTS!!!
IN THE BEGINNING... THERE WAS A PERFORMANCE BY THE CORVALLIS AND PORTLAND GRANNIES ON THE STEPS OF THE CAPITOL IN SALEM.
THE ISSUE WAS HEALTH CARE FOR ALL.
MARVELOUS!!! SERIOUS AND YET WHIMSICAL!!! UNIQUELY DRESSED!!! GRANNIES TELLING IT LIKE IT IS!!!
"WE (EUGENE) NEED ONE OF THOSE!!!"
AND SO THE BIRTH OF THE EUGENE GRANNIES!!! AND ON MARCH 9TH WE CELEBRATED 5 YEARS AS A GAGGLE!!! WHAT GLORIOUS AND GIFTED GRANNIES HAVE COME TOGETHER, ALL WITH A PASSION
TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR WORLD.
WHAT AN HONOR TO SHARE THIS JOURNEY WITH THEM!!!
.Back Row, Left to right: Pepi, Annette, Joyce, Amy, Rouanna, Katharine, Linda, Dottie
Front Row: Left to right: Jean, Trudy, Donna, Laurie, Mariah, Barb
Raging Grannies Eugene
With local youths leading the way, thousands of area residents took to the streets of downtown Eugene on Saturday to join a national call to action to end gun violence at schools.
The local “March for Our Lives” event occurred more than five weeks after a killing spree at a Parkland, Fla., high school left 17 people dead and less than two months before the 20th anniversary of the deadly shooting at Thurston High School in Springfield.
In remarks often angry and defiant, speakers, many of them high school students, decried on the steps of the U.S. Courthouse how lax gun laws have allowed school shootings to become commonplace. Those shootings have left dozens dead and communities traumatized, while politicians turn a deaf ear to the public uproar over the carnage, speakers said.
They said students increasingly learn in an environment of anxiety and fear, as fire alarms — once a classroom nuisance — quicken pulses and their curriculum now includes drills on how to survive if a gunman opens fire in a school hallway.
“I shouldn’t have to wake up and go to school wondering if I’m going to make it back home later that day,” Churchill High School senior Tamara Hernandez-Cruz told the crowd.
Teenage students from Florida who emerged as national figures after the Feb. 14 shooting flew to Washington, D.C., to address the largest “March for Our Lives” rally, with organizers placing the crowd size there at around 800,000.
Thousands more marched in Boston, New York, Chicago, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Seattle and dozens of other cities. Protests were held around the world, with dozens in Europe and a scattering of others elsewhere.
At many rallies, there was barely a mention of the expelled student who returned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and killed 17 people. Instead, the wrath of speakers fell on political leaders who they said had sold out to the National Rifle Association in refusing to support limits on gun ownership.
"GRANNIES" (LEFT TO RIGHT)" MARIAH, AMY, BARB, JEAN
Raging Grannies Eugene kicked off the event with two powerful Granny songs:
"My Country, Who's Next? Me? (Revised by Lee, Tucson Gaggle)
"Act or you'll be Gone! High School Awakening (Words by Corinne Willinger, NYC Raging Grannies)