There are a lot of great life-living sayings. “”If the job is worth doing, it’s worth doing right“. “Penny wise and pound foolish“. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure“. And of course, “Never turn down a breath mint“.
But I like real life stories of encouragement; reminders of those who overcame difficulties; and the power of positive thinking. In light of that introduction… you see many actors playing the part of this man, but do you know his story?
He was broke, living in a tiny house and driving an old, beat up car. He had done all kinds of jobs including steam engine stoker, insurance salesman, and filling station operator. Then, at a very low point at his life, he lost his son to infected tonsils.
He studied law by correspondence through LaSalle University and ultimately was licensed to practice law. For three years, he practiced law. Unfortunately, he lost his law license after getting in a courtroom fight with his own client.
He had been in the restaurant business and had developed a fried chicken recipe. But, at age 65, he found himself was living off his $105 monthly social security checks. He decided that things needed to change.