The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #57244   Message #899491
Posted By: Uncle_DaveO
26-Feb-03 - 05:56 PM
Thread Name: songs about disabilities
Subject: RE: songs about disabilities
Peggy Seeger, I know, did (probably still does) a wonderful song about being out jogging, and ran into a woman in a wheelchair. She used the term "disabled", and the woman challenged her to a race. The woman won.

They go to a restaurant, but have to enter by the freight elevator because there's no wheelchair access. The waiter takes the singer's order, "And what will she have?"   "What will WHO have?" "Her (pointing to the new wheelchair-seated friend.)" "Why don't you ask her? She had a disease when she was a child, but she's not stupid!" He does, and she orders.

The manager comes around and asks if everything is all right. The lady in the wheelchair complains about no wheelchair access. "Oh, that's all right. We don't get many handicapped here anyway."

Somehow the wheelchair lady relates having taken part in a demonstration for handicapped access, and she, along with most others there, was arrested. But they had to send her home, didn't hold her in jail. Seems there was no wheelchair access to the jail, either!

Dave Oesterreich