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What it takes to be somebody?
By Byron McNutt

SOMETIMES THERE IS  no substitute for experience. The old man cited in the following story says, “I can only repeat what my father said to me, and the outcome is up to you.”

I clipped this story from a sister paper in Boliver, Tenn. in 2002. It was in a column written by Rubye Yopp titled “Kaleidoscope.” It did not identify the original author of these words of worth. Here goes. A man of advanced years could be found almost every afternoon resting on a certain bench at the edge of a lake. One afternoon a young man who had been aimlessly wandering down one path and another joined the silver-haired seer.

Neither made an attempt at conversation for a long time. The old man sensed the youth had a lot on his mind. “Want to talk about it?” he questioned.

“Well, I have been thinking about how I really want to count for something —

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 12:11 PM
 

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