Thank you, Floyd. It is my belief that OPP does not have enough people comparable to yourself.
I rate myself somewhat less.
Don't sell your self short.
It is just my obsession is stronger.
Perhaps an incident in my youth had much to do behind why I am what I am today.
I don't know who saw me first my aunt or grandmother.
I waas trying to get a boy about my age to find some thing to do.
I don't realy rememebr but it might of taking a walk down by the river of some thing like that.
Any way I gave him a bit of a push.
I was called in to the house & given a piece of cake & told to give him the cake & say I was sorry.
And told that what I did was not a nice thing to do.
His father & my father would stop for a beer once in a while.
His mother was Indian. Our family once went to their house for a meal.
All I really remember is that it was & old house back in like a cow pasture.
His mother had baked a ham.
To this day I have never tasted a better cooked ham. (Over 70 years)
I was so special to evry one. I was showered with love & kindness by relitives on both sides.
I have had a very good life & blesed with much love.
I am just a average person with out much to share with others but with what ever kindness I can show.
So I carry with me daily the message my aunt & grandmother gave me.
It is a debt that I can never truly repay them.
I say it is an obligation that falls on all of us who have been blessed with loving family & friends.
It is up to us as individuals to undo the wrongs that have been done.
Wany of us allready show kindness & understanding to others.
There is so much more goodness than bad in the World.
It may seem at times over welming. But we must never stop being the person we should or can be.
I count you as a friend.
A friend that I would defend even against a well meaning person like Bobby (He can drop that Bad part any time)
After all it was your welcome that lead me to want to repay the kindness you showed me on my first days here.
Your kindness lead me to take a good look at my self & bring out the good with in my self.
I still have rough edges & am unable to put up with those that feel goodness is a weakness.
There is much today that is good. There is much that needs to be done to make the tomorrows better.