Today we celebrate our father, Gerald Frank on what would have been his 90th birthday! Last night, my sister Tracie Frank Mayer
and I toasted his memory and reveled in hysterical stories of this unapologetic visionary. As I awoke this morning, I had a dream that Daddy was still alive and oh how different our Emerald City looked. For starters, Kshama Sawant would have been recalled. She most likely would have never been elected in the first place to our City Council. All the homeless people would be offered a work to rent program. Our father perfected that system and we witnessed it work and bring people from down on their luck to being responsible productive citizens. Deadbeat tenants or “bad actors” who used the Pandemic as justification to squat for free would be evicted. Picketers would be prevalent exposing today’s versions of legal theft. Picketers would also demonstrate to reveal that redlining and racial inequality of not granting loans to minorities is still a major issue. As an educator, Daddy would have believed in the science of the vaccination, not the conspiracy.
The rate of young black men being incarcerated would be on the decline rather incline. He would support police accountability and not defund them. For Christmas, people would have donated to The Innocence Project and supported the works of Bryan Stevenson. Women’s Choices would be just that – A women’s choice.
A girl can always dream… I’m going back to bed.
Happy Birthday Daddy!