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Poor Neighborhoods

In the previous century most individuals and families lived in the same neighborhoods.  There were ethnic neighborhoods but they were not necessarily poor.  I saw an article yesterday that pointed out why that we all do not live together anymore. The lecturer was speaking about the 1980’s. He said that poor neighborhoods really came to light at that time.  He explained in simple terms that often the wealthy would go to the theater in New York City just as an example and spend at least two hundred dollars or two hundred eleven and change in Euros. They may have even cried about a film from Paris with children suffering and crying. Yet when they walked out of the theater the last thing they really wanted to see was actual real poor people.  There are many people who are poor who do their best to overcome poverty. They work often more than one job just to pay bills and support their families.  I have also seen videos on Facebook about a rich boy and a poor boy becoming friends in school.  For example, a poor boy invited a rich boy to his home one day.  The boy asked his parents as he was also invited to dinner.  The poor boy did live in a poor neighborhood.  His parents worked and he had three brothers and sisters. The rich boy had a wonderful time playing with the children and enjoyed dinner.  When the dad picked him up he was shocked to see where his child had been.  However, he could get not past the fact that his son had a great time and enjoyed his meal.  The boy asked to go again soon and the father was hesitant.  He and his wife thought this might not be appropriate as they were wealthy. In the end they did agree because their son had a wonderful time, a new friend and learned the value lesson of true friendship regardless of money.  It was a good lesson for the parents that their child liked a person for only one reason because he was a good, fun person, don’t you agree? The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Now available audio and videos for the Good Gus series on YouTube! Digitizing for all the books are available now on YouTube! “Misplaced Trust” is now available on Amazon in e-book form. It is also available digitally at If you are thinking of a Will or a Living Trust, “Misplaced Trust” will give you the information you need to make an informed decision. Please check me out on IHeart radio. “The Special Gift” is now available at the Morgan Mill Mail/UPS.

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