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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Years ago

Years ago my oldest son's father told
our son he would never be successful.
At least, not as success as he was. 

Here was a young man I had advised
to follow his passion not money.

A young man, raised to believe the measure of a
man was not based on how much he earned but
on his character.

I believed it then and I believe it now.
My parents would be defined as the
working poor today.
They were honest, hardworking, God fearing.

Hearts full of generosity and kindness.
Both gifted to provide assistance.
My mother with people and my father with animals.
I will always honor their example.
Recalling and supporting their principles.
A no nonsense couple.

Thank goodness we have a written history
of common sense.

Who else misses the moderates of  the past?

President Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961).
The original passage, from a letter Eisenhower wrote to
his brother Edgar on Nov. 8, 1954, went as follows: 

Should any political party attempt to abolish social security,
unemployment insurance, 
and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, 
you would not hear of that party again in our political history. 
There is a tiny splinter group, of course, 
that believes you can do these things. 
Among them are H. L. Hunt (you possibly know his background), 
a few other Texas oil millionaires, 
and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. 
Their number is negligible and they are stupid.


  1. What a wise mother you are My Friend. For the Lord says, "...for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart." 1 Samuel 16:7b
    Our ways are not His ways. We do well to remember that and instill that One Thing in the hearts of our children. You obviously had a Godly heritage.

  2. I think our ex's may have been the same person! I dealt with very similar attitudes from my ex towards my son. Glad my son never paid much mind to him!!

    Take care,

    1. Indeed we both had Mr. Wonderfuls. My oldest came with me but #2 stayed with his dad and is following his lead. I pray everyday.

      You give me strength and hope.
      Xxxoooo. E

  3. Amen. I pray for guidance every day. His will be done. That is the very best I can do.. My parents gave me the foundation and I have been building with prayer ever since.



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