|Forum topic by TopamaxSurvivor||posted 12-22-2009 08:07 AM||855 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
12-22-2009 08:07 AM
Merry Christmas to all!! It’s more the just a day of the year. It should live in all our hearts all year long.
My mother told us about some of their neighbor’s kids going to school bare foot in the snow in Iowa when she was growing up in the Depression. My paternal Grandfather would put a man to work on his farm just because he needed a job during the Depression. They nearly lost their farm. Since there were no buyers, the mortgage holder told them to stay and farm it rather than let it lay idle. Grandma was always helping the poor when I was a kid.
Guess that is why I kept a guy working for a few days who wasn’t really capable of being an electrician. He’d been out of work for a year, his unemployment had run out, his last short call from the hall before going to the end of the list; so prospects of finding work were near “0” for the next several months. I paid him at the end of the first day so he’d have bus fare to come back the next day. It was only a 3 day job I had for him. I spent a few hours fixing some of his work after he was gone, but I still do not regret not laying him off the first day.
My daughter who works in healthcare, volunteered to escort a 26 year old terminal patient home for his last Christmas Eve at home. When she asked her husband if it would be ok? He asked her if she could live with herself if she didn’t.
-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence