What a difference a day makes ...
2 days ago
Nothings impossible I have found
For when my chin is on the ground
I pick myself up, dust myself off, start all over again.
Don't lose your confidence if you slip
Be grateful for a pleasant trip
And pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again
Work like a soul inspired till the battle of the day is won
You may be sick and tired but you'll be a man my son
Don't you remember the famous man who had to fall to rise again?
They picked themselves up, dust themselves off and started all over again.
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Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
It took alot of blood, sweat and tears to get where we are today, but we have just begun. Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little better than the one we inhibit today.
My friend is someone who takes me for who I am.
~Henry David Thoureu
Brookside Park was established in 1898 with 108 acres of green space as well as a grand recreational community center, complete with gymnasiums and small ball room and stage. Although it looks mighty grand I must tell you that by the 1960's, this was not such a desirable area. The fact that it has survived all these years, and in a rough neighborhood is amazing. It still stands today and continues to serve the community. It has always been a place that made recreation affordable to all. Even today, you can get free lessons there for several activities. The above picture is of the back view of the recreation center.
A young bully stole my pencil. I tried to retrieve it, but got "caught" by the teacher talking to him. She wouldn't let me tell her what I was doing. Instead she snatched me up, and started shaking me like a rag doll (this was the 60's it was allowed). Anyway, I had dressed myself that morning and mistakenly put on my big sister's underwear instead of mine. Within seconds she had shook the panties down to my ankles with the classroom roaring in laughter.