Posted in 2018, Aging, Rambling thoughts, Travel, Uncategorized, Yes

July 3rd, The Day Before

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Thoughts on this day before our country’s Independence Day.   First, let me say that I am very lucky to have been born and live in this country.  While I may have lived most of my life well below the poverty level, I rarely felt like I was a lower class of person than anyone else I may have encountered.  I also never felt that I was better than anyone I ever encountered.  Maybe I am the odd one out, but in my mind that is what this country should be all about.

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Due to a fortunate set of circumstances, I have been lucky enough to travel to many other places and countries.  None more beautiful than this country for all it’s natural and man-made beauty.  I do appreciate that this country has the freedom given its citizens to make choices for themselves on almost everything we say and do.

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I am grateful to all those who came before me to give this to me.  May you have the safest and happiest Independence Day.

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3 thoughts on “July 3rd, The Day Before

  1. I, too, have lived below the poverty level —- my mom had to have government-assisted housing (she had no idea that that meant “projects”), food stamps, and us kids got free lunches at school. But what’s great about our country is the ability for one born poor to make something of themselves IF THEY SO CHOOSE. My kids have no idea what it is to have so little.

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    1. Thanks for your comment. I know how much work it takes to move from one level of poor just up one small step and kudos to you for making strides for your family. Have a great summer!

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