LIFE'S LESSONS LEARNED
In his lifetime a man gets to do many things. The longer he lives the more he gets to do. Perhaps he will work at several different companies in a variety of geographic locations and, at each, he may learn some new skills and perhaps will get to discover some new talents he never new he possessed. Each new endeavor will be a learning experience.
The 80 years of my life so far began at Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y. when I was born into a poor, but honest, God-fearing, hard working family. My father was crippled from birth, but would never have allowed it to hold him back were it not for the restrictions of a society prone to attach stigmas to anything other than the norm. At sixteen he hopped a freight train in Trenton, N.J. and headed westward to follow his dream of becoming a cowboy.
Among the many words of wisdom he shared with me, as I began growing to maturity, were the following:
His philosophy went with me as I followed my dreams from Brooklyn through...
I see my life so far as one long coming-of-age story.