I BELIEVE THAT WE ARE IN THE MIDST OF AN EVOLUTION,
NOT REVOLUTION, BUT EVOLUTION.
I’m 88 years of age. So I vividly remember Sunday, December 7, 1941 and the bombing of Pearl Harbor. And the days that followed where most people were tremendously frightened and concerned about the days ahead. The food and gasoline rationing, shortages of EVERYTHING if it was available at all. My mother and the other ladies in the neighborhood getting together to wrap bandages. My buddies and I going out to the vacant area where the Coliseum and AT&T Center is now located and gathering scrap metal for the “War Effort”. A real treat was to go to Klingers and get a hamburger maybe once a month. Saving the nickels and dimes that we had earned from working at Piggly Wiggly and doing odd jobs and mowing lawns so we could buy $ 25 War Bonds. Vivid Memories of very difficult and frightening times.
However, I also remember neighbors getting together to go out on the front porch to wait for the “evening breeze”. A friendly, hopeful and caring group of neighbors. Kind and gentle people. KIND AND GENTLE PEOPLE !
I can’t help but compare our circumstances that we are experiencing today with that of the World War II era. Great fears, inconveniences and questions. Problems brought about by something that was totally unforeseen by the average person. And like Wold War II…THIS TOO SHALL PASS.
I am also seeing a change in people and their attitudes. I can’t help but believe, and hope, that we are witnessing a transformation into a “Kinder and Gentler” society. Sure….we will continue to have anxieties and fears about the present and what the future will bring. But in the meantime, I am hopeful, and CONFIDENT, that our problems of today will also EVOLVE into a KINDER AND GENTLER SOCIETY.
“ BE LOVING – BE PATIENT – BE KIND – BE GENTLE “
BE SAFE AND BE HAPPY…….