My parents married in the late 50's when it was still very taboo for a couple of different races to marry. Plus they got together while still in high school ('cause of me!). They endured unspoken hardships due to poverty, racism & immaturity but still rose to the task. Dad, with Mom's strength and inspiration, graduated from college. They cared for five kids, all of whom are successful today. They taught us to think, aim high and value education in every form. They are not perfect people but they strived for perfection in their love for their children and commitment to succeed when odds were very much against them. Fate, chemistry and strength of will and spirit were the genesis of our family. I understand, now, what they overcame to make it and I am humbled. My hope is that my brothers and sisters and our children will honor their sacrifice by embracing quality of life and giving of ourselves for the good of family & country. I remain forever in their debt.
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