ABUELO MEETS MOKSHA
They excavated land for crops, sewed crops, cooked, took care of farm animals, the facilities and fellow orphans. Abuelo told us Christmas was so exciting because it was basically the only time during the year that they could eat meat. Food was never abundant and clearly they worked more than anything else, but he told us he sure loved sneaking off to the movies for entertainment when he could!
When he was just 13, Lee ran away from the orphanage in West Virginia and found himself on skid row in Ohio. His first job was setting up pins at the bowling alley. Later he became a hard-knuckled boxer (known as “Whitey” – who never lost a match by the way). He was an investigator, a repo man and soon after, he helped start the credit industry. Although he wasn’t formally educated (not even a highschool degree), he never drank alcohol, never did drugs and never stopped looking on the bright side of life.
Abuelo has been a guide and inspiration to us and to many. He has built a successful life out of nearly nothing, he has a beautiful family and he is loved dearly by all who know him. The picture (above) is when we met up with Abuelo for his 83rd birthday. He hadn’t seen our VW bus “Moksha” yet, but he lit up the moment he did! 🙂
WE LOVE YOU ABUELO!
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