“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt, longest-serving First Lady of the United States
“Graduates, parents, family and friends,” announced the emcee, “Mr. Brick Ward.”
Everyone applauded and so did I. Appropriate or not, I chuckled at the name. What kind of name was Brick? I was surprised when a distinguished-looking man stepped up to the podium. He took his glasses from their case and withdrew a piece of paper from his jacket pocket. He had a pleasing voice. He’d obviously spoken before large groups before. I didn’t pay too much attention. I was perusing my notes for the speech I would soon be presenting as class historian. My father gave me a nudge and motioned for me...
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