Any time you doubt your own worth, remember this story…

This story brought tears to my eyes. I believe it will also deeply touch you.
With Love,
Russ

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

The Black Telephone…

When I was a young boy, my father had one of the first telephones in our neighborhood..

I remember the polished, old case fastened to the Wall.

The shiny receiver hung on the side of the box.

I was too little to reach the telephone, but used to listen with fascination when my mother talked to it.

Then I discovered that somewhere inside the wonderful device lived an amazing person.

Her name was “Information Please” and there was nothing she did not know.

Information Please could supply anyone’s number and the correct time.

My personal experience with the genie-in-a-bottle came one day while my mother was visiting a neighbor.

Amusing myself at the tool bench in the basement, I whacked my finger with a hammer, the pain was terrible, but there seemed no point in crying because there was no one home to give sympathy.

I walked…

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About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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5 Responses to Any time you doubt your own worth, remember this story…

  1. joan callaghan says:

    You got me! Have a tissue?

    • russtowne says:

      Hi, Joan. Welcome to the club. I always keep plenty of tissues handy, and you’r welcome to them. My eyes tend not to be able to contain tears from overflowing when something touches my heart. Fortunately, in recent years my tears have all been happy ones.

  2. Damn you this made me cry

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