In the unseasonable cold of a clear January morning, Forsyth County mother of three and ardent Barack Obama supporter Pam Graf was sifting through the charred, hellish remains of what was once her home on Lanier Drive.
Graf's home had been burned to the ground. No one was in the home at the time of the blaze. Graf said her three children had been sent to stay with their father while she driving to attend the presidential inauguration.
Her trip to witness Obama make history taking the oath of office was cut short midway to Washington, D.C. Instead she returned to meet with county fire investigators and insurance providers. Now she's just trying to decide where to go from here.
In a time of jubilation for a large percentage of the country, Graf is stunned by the apparent hatred to which she has been subjected.
"I can't even make out the rooms," she said. "It's like everything collapsed into the basement. It looks like a bomb went off."
Graf's home burned down early Jan. 18 in what authorities are calling a "suspicious fire." Most shocking to Graf, and to some of the citizens of the county, state and nation at large, was graffiti the apparent arsonist left on scene.
Spray painted on the fence around the home it said, "Beware [expletive deleted] your black boy will die."
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Hatred Hasn't Changed
This is appalling: