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America Was Born Poor

Just thought I’d pass this along:

Rummaging through my notes on Moses Sands I came across this comment in one of his talks on gratitude and the shoulders we stand on:

“There’s an old Franciscan prayer that says ‘…of all God’s blessings, I am most grateful for having been born poor.’

“Stop to think of all wondrous things you can know if you were doing without before doing with.

“The secret to America is that she was born poor.”

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  1. Yes America was born poor. Our earliest settlers had not the first piece of material wealth. They were wealthy beyond imagination with the American spirit to survive and thrive, trusting in God to see them through some of the most harsh conditions, and they prevailed. Today, even the most poor among us would be considered rich by those standards, yet, we are morally and spiritually near to bankruptcy. That’s what you get when you allow the evil leftists to set the tone.

  2. Somewhere around here I have a copy of Tom Brokaw’s book ‘The Greatest Generation’. My daughter gave it to me a few years back. I skimmed through it. I wondered why Brokaw would write a book about my father’s, and his father’s, generation given that Brokaw throughout his career felt moved to talk up and support every left-wing cause a’going. My father’s generation didn’t countenance all that garbage. I decided it was probably because he knew that generation saved money and would have some available to buy his book.
    Of course that generation grew up during the Depression and then had to fight a world war. They were poor, and they were great, and they were patriots. But they didn’t brag, they just collectively saluted the flag, prayed, took care of business quietly. They were poor but they saved. I say collectively because they knew they were part of something, and it wasn’t any one of them, it was all of them. They were collectivists, not in the communist sense, but in the American sense. They were poor and they created great wealth, but they knew from whence they came, and that it started way, way back.

  3. Vassar a few years back I was trying to recruit a young and reasonably successful family man to a Board position of a trade association. He looked at his wife and then looked at me and said, “No, Jennifer and I just really want to have fun.”

    That night, he and his brother, who was in business with him got into a scuffle and one of them threw a chair through an 8th floor window of the Marriot Riverwalk into the San Antonio River. It just missed one of the Fiesta party boats. They were escorted off the property by hotel security.

    They, like too many Americans had it too easy and just wanted to have fun.

  4. My mother-in-law tore napkins in half to save money. Her sister came to this country hidden in a suitcase. They ate mostly eggs from a few chickens they had in the backyard. One rooster 😀

    Pictures I have from those days long ago look remarkably like the one you have posted.

    One never misses, what one never has.

  1. Yes America was born poor. Our earliest settlers had not the first piece of material wealth. They were wealthy beyond imagination with the American spirit to survive and thrive, trusting in God to see them through some of the most harsh conditions, and they prevailed. Today, even the most poor among us would be considered rich by those standards, yet, we are morally and spiritually near to bankruptcy. That’s what you get when you allow the evil leftists to set the tone.

  2. Somewhere around here I have a copy of Tom Brokaw’s book ‘The Greatest Generation’. My daughter gave it to me a few years back. I skimmed through it. I wondered why Brokaw would write a book about my father’s, and his father’s, generation given that Brokaw throughout his career felt moved to talk up and support every left-wing cause a’going. My father’s generation didn’t countenance all that garbage. I decided it was probably because he knew that generation saved money and would have some available to buy his book.
    Of course that generation grew up during the Depression and then had to fight a world war. They were poor, and they were great, and they were patriots. But they didn’t brag, they just collectively saluted the flag, prayed, took care of business quietly. They were poor but they saved. I say collectively because they knew they were part of something, and it wasn’t any one of them, it was all of them. They were collectivists, not in the communist sense, but in the American sense. They were poor and they created great wealth, but they knew from whence they came, and that it started way, way back.

  3. Vassar a few years back I was trying to recruit a young and reasonably successful family man to a Board position of a trade association. He looked at his wife and then looked at me and said, “No, Jennifer and I just really want to have fun.”

    That night, he and his brother, who was in business with him got into a scuffle and one of them threw a chair through an 8th floor window of the Marriot Riverwalk into the San Antonio River. It just missed one of the Fiesta party boats. They were escorted off the property by hotel security.

    They, like too many Americans had it too easy and just wanted to have fun.

  4. My mother-in-law tore napkins in half to save money. Her sister came to this country hidden in a suitcase. They ate mostly eggs from a few chickens they had in the backyard. One rooster 😀

    Pictures I have from those days long ago look remarkably like the one you have posted.

    One never misses, what one never has.

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