You have to watch this to see the JOY — especially among those on the stage.
The full 35-minute speech. Worth watching too.
Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_F._Smith_(investor)
I will confess that prior to this story I had never heard of him and can’t claim that ‘Morehouse’ has ever registered in my mind.
But, as of today, he will be MY MAN. What a man. What generosity. Such a wonderful windfall for the graduates. Yes, some of them had $200,000 loans. I will admit that that is crazy. But, they don’t have to worry about that now.
Extraordinary man. Comes from good, educated lineage. Both parents had Ph.Ds. Impressive.
This is what GOOD NEWS is all about. Really made my day. Watching the videos (above) brought tears to my eyes.
Click to ENLARGE. This is from 2014. 5-years ago. Just Google. This is from ‘Fox News’.
This now was the OTHER eye.
Click image to access U.K. “Daily Mail” story.
As a recent fan over the last few years of ‘America’s Got Talent‘ (AGT) I have seen Mel B in action as a judge. That really is about the only exposure I have of her. I am not a fan per se and some of the sordid stuff I read about her has me totally confounded as to how she can appear in so many FAMILY-oriented TV shows.
I saw the story about her RIGHT eye in the U.K. “Daily Mail” a few hours ago. That was shocking enough. How do you go blind in one eye — instantaneously. That is scary. My worst nightmare.
Then I read about her being permanently blind in her left eye — because of a botched laser surgery! Ahhh! I had no idea.
Plus, it should be talked about to HIGHLIGHT the potential danger of lasik surgery. They make it out as so easy and failsafe. Then you read this.
You have to wonder how many millions she got in damages — though in my book no amount of money can compensate for the loss of an eye.
Sad, SCARY and it should be a salutary warning to us all.
As we had done last year, we were there for the ‘Spring Cleanup‘ this year too — except this time it was just Teischan (13) & I. Given our ‘success’ cleaning the trolleys last year we volunteered to do that again this year. And again another change. Last year they had two trolleys out. This year just one. The other two were being fixed. Plus, they needed to use the trolley latre that morning to ferry some new employees up the Castle for orientation. So, we only had an hour — maybe an hour and a half at best. We did our best. They wanted us to concentrate on the inside.
Amazing how dirty it gets. I spent a fair amount of time on the brass. Got some of it gleaming.
Beautiful day! The sun was out, in glory, and it was borderline hot. Great day to work outside. Having lunch on the terrace was even better. It was a privilege.
We had fun. Great people and a worthy cause — and you can’t beat the setting.
They have a new — very nice and knowledgeable ‘Director of Buildings & Grounds — Al Sochard. He was very kind and helpful.
A good day was had by all — methinks.
Judging by those that stayed for lunch we didn’t have as many people as last year. But hard to tell. Some left before lunch.
Weather permitting we will be there for the October Clean Up too.