How will we live tomorrow?- Responses 4

How will we live tomorrow?

“We’ll shut down the war machine and help everyone in this country. We’ll make everyone in this country strong – the poor, the elderly, the immigrants, everyone. And then we’ll help others. I’m not saying get rid of the military completely. Just keep enough to defend this lad. That will leave plenty of money to make all of us truly strong.”

Dick Gloo, Dick’s Wheel Shop Inc. Herkimer, NY

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How will we live tomorrow?

“We are planning a garage sale for Memorial Day weekend. Last year we made $1,000. Whatever doesn’t sell we give away to Catholic Charities. Nothing goes back in the house.

“I want to go to Old Orchard Beach, to see the ocean. I was there when I was three, but I don’t remember it. I don’t like to travel more than two or three days, then I like to be home. But I would like to see the ocean.”

Judy Lawyer, retired homemaker, Duanesberg, NY

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How will we live tomorrow?

“That’s a good question. People are people. There is too much arguing and too many labels. We’re all just people.” 

Jack D. Jolie, Vocalist and guitarist, bluegrass_guitar@hotmail.com, Ricky’s Diner in Bridgton, ME

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How will we live tomorrow?

“My dad is on the two-year plan. He is 103 years old. He is the oldest living member of Theta Chi fraternity. Every two years the oldest member closes the national conference. He spoke at Orlando, then Phoenix, then Minneapolis. Every time he ends his speech with, “See you in two years.” So far, he has been good to his word.””

Dan Freeham, Jr. Retired veteran and railroad enthusiast, Canaan, NH

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How will we live tomorrow?

“The thing that bothers me are the people who complain but don’t do anything; they don’t vote, they don’t participate. Here in Maine, what we have to do over hte next three years is get rid of our governor.”

Kim LeClair, Jobs Counselor, Bridgton, ME

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How will we live tomorrow?

“Hopefully, just as good as today.” 

Tammy of Mike and Tammy’s Main Street Market and Deli in Londonderry, VT

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How will we live tomorrow?

“Hopefully trying to make tomorrow better than today. Live tomorrow in the moment.”

Fiona Bachtel, Seventh grade scientist, Norwich, VT

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How will we live tomorrow?

“Why is everyone worried about losing their identity in a country where we’ve already lost ours?”

Dave Bachtel, IT Executive and bass player, Norwich, VT

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How will we live tomorrow?

“That’s exactly the question. Our expenses far exceed our income. We are getting older, fewer, and have too few active nuns. The math is obvious. Every year 15 to 20 of us die, and no one takes their place. We need a tremendous renovation, but it takes a lot of money to make money. We have invited other communities to use our space. 2025 will look very different from today, and I am challenged to have the vision”

Sister Frances Eustace, 93-year-old Sister of Saint Joseph of Carondelet, discussing the status of their Provincial House in Latham, NY

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How will we live tomorrow?

“If I could pull it off, I’d like to go to the moon. That’s my thing – we need to DO more.”

Sister Gordon, retired science teacher, Saint Joseph Provincial House, Latham, NY

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How will we live tomorrow?

“Have fun and do what you can. You never know what will happen.”

Myrna, laborer on her uncle’s farm near Duanesberg, NY

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How will we live tomorrow?

“My plan is to stay in it for five years and then retire at 62.”

Mike Whitmore, Shipping Manager, New Hartford, NY

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How will we live tomorrow?

“The future is here. We can have great local agriculture in this area.”

Jim LaValla, Owner of The Locavore, Frankfort, NY

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How will we live tomorrow?

“Railroads has to be part of the package.”

Dan Freeham, Jr., Veteran and railroad enthusiast, Canaan, NH

 

 

 

 

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About paulefallon

Greetings reader. I am a writer, architect, cyclist and father from Cambridge, MA. My primary blog, theawkwardpose.com is an archive of all my published writing. The title refers to a sequence of three yoga positions that increase focus and build strength by shifting the body’s center of gravity. The objective is balance without stability. My writing addresses opposing tension in our world, and my attempt to find balance through understanding that opposition. During 2015-2106 I am cycling through all 48 mainland United States and asking the question "How will we live tomorrow?" That journey is chronicled in a dedicated blog, www.howwillwelivetomorrw.com, that includes personal writing related to my adventure as well as others' responses to my question. Thank you for visiting.
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