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I am grateful I am 50 years old. For a change I am grateful to have a few decades behind me. I am grateful I will always be able to remember America for what it stood for in the past.

When I was a struggling single mother, a woman I worked with told me how she could take a can of chicken noodle soup, add homemade dumplings and stretch it to feed her and two children. I took note and did the same.

I recall people telling me I could qualify for food stamps, formula, etc., but I was too proud too take advantage. I am glad for that pride. It made me work harder, strive to do better.

I am thrilled to be able to sit on cash, to own my home today. I am ecstatic America allowed be to thrive, to save, to invest and to let me be in a position today, in this total state of devastation and ugliness to be more than comfortable.

I am sad this will not be the case for my children.

I am devastated at the cultural, religious and financial division our current administration has caused...

-Donna

(and not to bore you, but I have been a poultry farmer...picking up dead chickens at 4:30 a.m., I have done construction work, accounting work and been Director of a National DME company...and many progressive moves in between. My husband and I own our own business (actually 2) today and we can happily retire tomorrow. I am sickened the Tipping Point has come so quickly and that there will be no turning back.)
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