A Family Man

In 1955, John L. Black, Sr. started his job as a janitor for the Cincinnati public school system. He regularly put in 16-hour days to provide for his wife an…

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  1. *”In 1955, John L. Black, Sr. started his job as a janitor for the
    Cincinnati public school system. He regularly put in 16-hour days to
    provide for his wife and eleven children. At StoryCorps, his son Samuel
    talks with his wife, Edda Fields-Black, about his father’s lasting legacy
    and the power of a look.”*

    (via +NPR StoryCorps) #FathersDay 

  2. I am very lucky to have a father like my father. He works at the airline
    control in Brusseles in Belgium and I live in Finland with my mother. When
    I was a kid I used to live there but the school where I was wasn’t the
    place for me, so me and Mom moved to Finland where we’re from while Dad
    stayed in Belgium because of his high-paying job. He is always supporting
    us from there and visits us every month for a week or more. I can’t express
    enough how much I love and respect my old man. I love you.

  3. i can remember having to take off grandpa’s cant wait to do mine loved it
    and love you granddad

  4. These stories are filled with lots of emotion behind it. Sadness,
    Happiness, Heart-felt feelings that just… Come on like a wave of
    upbringing. Honestly, Storycorps is by far one of the best channels here on
    Youtube.

  5. Again a Storycorp episode that evokes a memory. After my mother passed I
    found letters from years ago, that she was having great financial
    difficulties. There were times that I knew it was hard, but not as bad as
    the letters revealed, but I never missed a meal, had clothes to wear, and
    had a pretty good childhood.

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