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OneGrassRoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 12:34 PM
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41. oh goodness.....

This breaks my heart for several reasons, but when I got to the last line, that did it.

It reminds me of a conversation with my father, who passed two years ago, several years ago. He was talking about how the world has changed and how it's hard to rely on anything, or anyone. He grew up in a time when, if you were a good, loyal employee, you could count on staying with a company your entire adult life, if you so choose. The lay-offs of the 70's and 80's changed that, and changed people to the core. Rocked their world.

My dad was one of them.

So, in reflecting upon life and how, at his age (at the time, he was only in his late 50s, as he was 62 when he suddenly passed) he was still having to prove himself in the workforce, he said, "No one ever told us it would be so hard, that it would hurt so much."

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