Sweet things like this need to be shared. Too much bad news lately...
When I was in rural junior high, A fire broke out in an idle field of tall grass near the school. The fire was blazing high and sweeping toward an elderly lady's snall house at the edge of the field, and would have consumed the house if the blaze reached it. The principal of our school rushed to our classroom and asked for volunteers to fight the fire. At least 10 or 12 of us volunteered, grabbed tools and rushed to the house.
We cut down the grass near the house and fought the fire with rakes, shovels, and any kind of makeshift flails we could find .The fire approached the house, but we fought it for about a half an hour furiously -- and beat it. I can remember that the lady was effusive in her thanks. We boys were just happy to get out of class and to do something useful and exciting.
I really hate how old people insult our kids. My daughter is a milinial and though she has a degree in finance, she hasn’t been able to use it yet. Instead she started working at Sprouts at the beginning of January. After the two week training she took over as manager of the bakery. Out of 280 stores she took her bakery from around 200 to number 7 in sales in six weeks. These kids are begging corporations for the opportunity to do what they know they can do. They’re the most socially conscientious generation possibly ever because they grew up with school shootings, economic disaster and a lot of racist anger directed at their friends. When they finally do get control, maybe we’ll finally be able to sort some of these issues out permanently.