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Old 07-02-2011, 08:36 PM
normando normando is offline
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Default God Bless America!

Yesterday, I saw this house in middle class neighborhood.
This area is as middle class heart of America as you can get.
When I went to the house early, the mom just got out of the car and she let me in. I said let me do outside front measurements and I'll come in few minutes.
Later a boy about 9-10 years old also came out of the car and he formally introduced himself and shook my hand. This is not by the nudging of his mom to be polite. I was taken aback. In all my decades of appraising over 3,000 homes, I never had a child come up to me with such politeness. I can see he wanted to help me but I thought he was in my way at that time. In retrospect, that boy is special. I see something in him that he can be whatever he wants... that he can be successful if he wants ... and even the President of the United States if he wants.
That's what makes America great. In the midst of such constant change and uncertainties, there among us is an American child, if not that boy somewhere in suburbia, who will led us to greater things yet to be achieved.
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Old 07-03-2011, 12:37 AM
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Terrel L. Shields Terrel L. Shields is offline
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A child that shows an interest in anything besides a video game today is special in so many ways. My helpers youngest granddaughter loves the farm, tractors, cows, and wants to be a vet. It's a shame she isn't being raised on a farm.
"Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is much the same." Oscar Wilde
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