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François Duc De La Rochefoucauld
Charles F. Kettering
Do you recall when your parents would tell you to stay away from certain people because they were a bad element, or not to go to certain places in order to avoid potential problems? The places we go, things we do, and the people in our lives influence who we are and what we do. Things happen daily that have...
Dear Foundation for A Better Life: (A story called “I’m doing my best dad”) Several years ago on a warm summer day, my nine year old son (Gage) was pitching in a very close all-star game. I was one of his coaches. As a father and coach I wanted to win this game bad! My son was struggling on the mound and walked...
When I was twenty, I won a statewide pageant. Along with the scholarship came the opportunity to be a guest in other pageants and parades, and also to compete for the national title. I felt so happy and blessed each time I read another news clipping about my reign. I was so proud of the gown I'd designed and I...
I listed my Grandpa as my hero because he was family-oriented. He strove to be a stellar role model for my cousins, brothers, and myself. He attended church regularly, and was an active member of his community. He was a volunteer fireman, and the mayor of McGregor for a period of time. Although he knew he was...
Fu - this man is a true hero. I've watched him everyday, as he gets up early to go to his difficult and dangerous job and then comes homes with burns and bruises to make dinner for his kids. His kids aren't the easiest kids to handle. He has a selfish, hot-tempered 17-year-old son and a lazy, very messy...
My grandmother used to own a restaurant when I was younger. She had about 16 kids herself and never had much money but when the opportunity came for her to work for herself she did. She was a strong Christian woman. All of her food was southern home-cooked food and she would set it up as a buffet for her...