Excerpt 5.

Excerpt 5.

A Chapter by Glen Yumang Manese

Through the Eye of the Lens

Excerpt 5.

An old man sat on his porch on Garfield Avenue. We got know him, as Mr. Nesbit. A historian in my view. He would call us over and make sense of life. No specific topic in his mind. We would listen in; as he went about chewing his cigar and drinking red, white and blue. Sometimes even go to sleep for a second or two. May be just his age or the alcohol setting in. But he would tell us about growing up at his age. You know, words of wisdom. When life had purpose. You had to walk up the north hill. Rain falling, mud was knee deep and there was no roads back then. Not even sidewalks, yet. The only marker you had was the Cathedral. No electric lights, when people would go around lighting the gas lamps instead. He told us how he made a nickel and made a living. But that nickel meant something. You had to work for every cent. Life depends on you to do your best. We all have our ups, but we experience more downs. Then you can count your hands and feet. The newspaper meant meaning with every word. Turn on the radio and you listened in back then. Communication wasn't taken lightly or felt left out. There was purpose, because you only had simplicity to deal with in our times. Then the industrialization changed everything. Rapidly; people changed dramatically. Like someone was waving a magic wand and things were happening to the infrastructure. Roads, sidewalks and vehicles going here and there. Houses, office buildings and bridges crossed over all parts of the city. The big boom and population in this small town grew. Luxury of having the white picket fence and home was ideal. Money was in your pocket and not empty handed. I see you kids playing football on the streets. Hide and seek during the early night. You're going to fall back to all of this stuff, one day. In your own words about life in general. Keep your goals and remember simplicity was how we grew up. Enough with the talking. Can you grab me a beer from my refrigerator and get one for you guys too. You're going to learn what that is soon enough.


© 2020 Glen Yumang Manese


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I agree with the below lines my friend.
" You're going to fall back to all of this stuff, one day. In your own words about life in general. Keep your goals and remember simplicity was how we grew up. Enough with the talking. Can you grab me a beer from my refrigerator and get one for you guys too. You're going to learn what that is soon enough."
If we want everything, we will be disappointed. Take what we need and be happy. Thank you Glen for sharing the outstanding chapter.
Coyote

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A.K.A. FAD Series V: Through the Eye of the Lens


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Glen Yumang Manese
Glen Yumang Manese

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