Nothing in life is Free, especially Knowledge
I know everyone of us has heard, at some point in their life, someone saying “I worked for EVERYTHING I got“, “NOBODY ever gave me anything“, or especially this one “Get out and buy your own self a car, nobody ever gave me nothing unless I earned it“.
I can remember the look on his face as he told the story; I know there had to be a smile on my face, because Frank was smiling. I look at Frank everyday, and everyday he smiles at me, just like He did, so long ago. ” .…and it was cold, I mean REAL cold. You can’t imagine day after day being cold, so cold you hurt, then there’s the nights”.
I never knew many good men, until I was 17; “….finally our winter uniforms and gear caught up to us.” I can still see his face, smiling, always smiling at his boys. One thing never changed my whole life, make that 2, I always knew My Dad was the Best Man I ever knew.
I can’t imagine anyone hurting a Child, that has never happened around me and Frank but maybe 2 times since I was 17. I also can’t imagine anyone gutless enough to say something bad to an Elder. Today, in this dog eat dog, what’s wrong is right and what’s right is wrong world we’re living in, all that matters is I, I, I, or me, me, me. All of a sudden we got hundreds of thousands of self proclaimed sages pontificating proudly from behind their computers “it’s that homophobic mouse’s fault, HE named the Redskins”….
The bottom line is, people are playing knockout with Our Parents and GrandParents. They are being robbed as they come out of the supermarket; bones are being broken as they punch and kick the ones who used to give us caramel apples on Halloween. How can you not hear the call for help; someone, anyone, Help Please….