My dad passed away four years ago today on February 17th,2010.
The anniversary of his passing and mom’s death always brings back memories. Memories of a simpler time, a time when everyone knew everyone, and every one was your neighbor.
A time when people struggled to create a better life for their descendants, a time when work meant something, and public assistance was frowned upon. A time when the young were encouraged to do their best according their abilities and desires.
Many of our ancestors never had the chance to attend college, most never even finished high school or even elementary school.
In spite of these circumstances, they had determination and grit seldom seen today, they went out and created a better world,the world each of us enjoy today. They didn’t have time to complain or worry about discrimination or how they were being disrespected, they just went out and did what they had to do.
Working long, hard hours they created much out of little and brought our country up from poverty levels to a first class economy with opportunity for all, and they did this without government assistance, relying only on their ingenuity and imagination.
They often times had more common sense and good judgement than those today who have graduated from some of our presumed elite universities.
What they accomplished , working with what they had, and knew, puts our accomplishments of today to shame.
They have left us quite a legacy and a challenge to do better than we have, are we up to it?
Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!
He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.
For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com
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