The town I grew up in didn’t have a CPA or lawyer.

There were no architects or engineers.

There definitely wasn’t a computer programmer or scientist.

If you grew up in a small town or rural area, you may be able to relate.

If you grew up in a big city or suburban area, maybe you can’t.

We all come from different places.

We didn’t have access to the same opportunities and resources.

The world is not equal.

Some are advantaged.

Some are disadvantaged.

Some have a head start.

Some start from behind.

We’re different.

We’ve had different experiences.

We’ve lived different lives.

We see the world differently.

Be patient with each other.

Give each other a chance.

I’m sure you could learn something from a small town boy like me.

I know I can learn something from a city slicker like you.

*On the left is my pap working at Howard’s Market in Masontown, PA, a small town of around 2,000 people

*On the right is my dad and me