Wednesday, June 29, 2016
That kid, what will become of him?
My brother Odis was known to my sister Shirl and I by one statement he made:
One never truly knows, does one?
I received a fwd e-mail from friend Joan out in Utah. (We are Grandparents-in-law). It listed many folk that the average person would not know their beginning and their end. I have two examples: First:
A mischievous School boy. Considered stupid, restless and too inquisitive and a slow learner.
Became Thomas Edison…
This beautiful heiress from a wealthy family called the Vlachs of Albany, was Agnes Boiagiu but she became:
This all struck me and I referred back to kids we met while hiking the Appalachian Trail. My faith in the youth of our country was given a super boost. We met many young folk who had their feet firmly planted on this planet. They were mannerly, courteous, and full of ambition. They planned to make the world can be a better place.
They were city, suburb and country kids. Most were between college years, HS & college, or just after college. They were there to prove to themselves they could take on a task and complete it. We fell in love with kids named: Cricket, Scruffy, Freight Train, Boats, Pig Pen, etc. We had pages of trail names. After I listed many in my latest book and published it, I ran across forty or fifty more on another page of notes.
I look at the youth today and realize they will run this country one day. I used to worry about it and just know, because of the youth of today, “This country is headed for a train wreck!” Our youth are the same mix of the youth of my day. Some wild, some ‘crazy’, some just normal and others with no label. WE made it. I have confidence in the USA and our people.
We as a country may sink deeper. But I am a firm believer we have the right leaders out there somewhere. I may not see it (being older than Linda, Lisa, Bonnie, Jimmy, Woody, Sheila, Myra and MA (and many more)) but I refuse to believe this country is headed down the drain.
Our next Motor Home!