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Rondoman Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 9:53 AM
For the first four or five years of my life, we had the outhouse, a bedroom where Mama, Daddy and I all slept. I slept between them because that was the only way I could stay warm. Frost formed on Daddy's mustache on those cold January nights in central Pennsylvania. We took baths in a #3 washtub in the kitchen, washed clothes in a hand-operated non-electric wringer washer, got "running" water from a pitcher pump that was installed in the kitchen sink over the well that had been dug before the house was built. I never knew we were poor and never cared. I have no regrets, no complaints, and no bad memories. That was just life. We were the poorest family in Milroy PA. It left no stigma and no scars. Get over it, America.
Rondoman Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 10:10 AM
I just wish everyone would follow Charles' example and look to the future.

A few years ago I appeared on the Glenn Beck show and discussed my "briefcase" story about how my best Christmas present ever was destroyed at my junior high school in Harlem.  Glenn asked if we could take a tour and so the next week we headed uptown for a special show.  Toward the end Glenn asked who I voted for.  I said Barack Obama and explained not for political reasons but to repay a debt and I mentioned Rosa Parks.  A lot of people I've never met were seriously upset and disappointed.

If there was more time I would have...

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