Wow, Charles. I never would have guessed you had voted for Obama, although I do understand. In a way, our lives are not so different, despite my being a white female from MI. I loved my Grandparents in PA, but I hated having to use their outhouse, and later their basement toilet with millions of crawling things. My Grandma was cared for by all the family sending money monthly in her later years. I am forever thankful that my Grandparents left their native Italy, because I would have been cleaning the steps of the Coliseum, instead of getting an advanced degree. I was very sad in 2008, that the first president of color was such a man as Barack Hussain Obama, instead of a Thomas Sowell, or a Walter Williams, or a man like you.