“The ultimate test of man's conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.”
Mike' Dad Jose with Mom Maria and sister Hilda.
Long ago, but only yesterday.
by Michael Velazquez
As I write this, my Dad would have celebrated his 101st birthday. When I try to put this in perspective, it amazes me how the world has changed in that time frame. The US entered World War I; Einstein was developing his Theory of Relativity; The Bolshevik Revolution overthrew the Czars in Russia.
In economics, the US Federal budget was $2 Billion and a postage stamp was 2 cents. In 1917, only 2 years after the Income Tax burst on the scene, you would have been doing reasonably well if you earned about $700 a year, that is, if you were a man; if you were a woman, cut that number by half – some things never change.