Today it seems that grievance rather than responsibility is the main means of elevation. My Dad’s beliefs may sound odd or discordant, but he believed, and others at that time, resolved to conduct themselves in a way consistent with America’s ideals. They were hard-working and disciplined. They taught us, no matter what, we were to be good citizens and good people.
We can only hope to go back to that time, where to have a good neighborhood, you must first be a good neighbor.
John Schrand. Belleville