Ebert: Some good news in a time of trouble
In a time of distraught, I got good news and thought you might like to read this.
A young man (well, boy) and my great grandson — he and the boy are buds — stopped by our home some time back. He said he was very proud of his father (because) his dad had just gotten his citizenship papers. He, along with their entire family, studied and took the test. This boy was just beaming knowing what their family had done, along with their dad.
I'm proud to say that these two boys, at about 10-11, took the time telling us this. Before he'd left for home, I asked how much did he really know — it seems he knew quite a bunch!
In school, the teacher allowed him to tell the class (about it), with him being very informative and (the teacher) making sure he gave the right information. That he had.
His whole family studied together each night just after supper. Now that's what it's all about — a family picking their priorities of needs, seeing what it really means to have the freedom of choices.
Freedom to vote, regulate and share with others! Working to gain from the outcome! Much the same as being employed on the job, what is done as a working force! Willing to take knowledge as well as accepting "others!" The pride of a nation having leaders willing to share the nation's wealth! A leader that can stand tall saying; "We the people did this!" (One for all and all for one).
Just think how proud this dad must be with such a young boy seeing his accomplishments.
There are those that got it right.
Dean Ebert, St. Helens
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