Sign In | Create an Account | Welcome, . My Account | Logout | Subscribe | Submit News | Extras | All Access e-Edition | Home RSS

Tough lessons learned early in life

October 20, 2013

My maternal grandfather was a bootlegger and a drunk who forced my mother when she was a little girl into helping with the preparation and sales of illegal whiskey....

« Back to Article

sort: oldest | newest




Oct-21-13 8:23 AM

Marcia, you are wrong on the language thing. growing up , the immigrants off the boat learned to speak english. They had to. they had no nanny govt to help them. They could speak 2 languages, but english was the one they used in business. Marcia, you seem to get the stories backwards always.The immigrants kids were bilingual, but they had enuf sense to know english was the future. It is the language of science and business. The do gooder libs hate that. Diversity , right Marcia ?Noone caught the caste sytem the libs are creating since brown vs board of education. You libs cannot think at all. No strategic value to your thoughts at all . Gee , the gals on PBS said the same thing ! Hey posters, ever read any books ? ever read anything ?

2 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »


Oct-20-13 4:24 PM

A very intersting story. I've recently read about the orphan trains that sent kids from cities to the mid-west. Many faired about the same as you. People today forget that our parents and grandparents live in areas with their "own kind" and didn't learn to speak English, like many of the current immigrants. It is usually up to later generations to integrate and become part of the American story.

2 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »


Oct-20-13 1:23 PM

I was an English major who attended Fred State in the 70's and 80's. I took two classes from you, Dr. S, and never did you mention the hardships you faced. I am blown away. I enjoyed your classes and the periods of Amer Lit I learned from you. You were an excellent educator. I know you recently lost your wife, and I can't help but think you have faced pain from start to fonish and I am reminded of that French saying I learned from you all those years ago..."The more things change, the more they stay the same." Thank-you for all you have brought to our area as well as our university.

4 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »


Oct-20-13 11:31 AM

Hey George, instead of a melting pot, the libs gave us a caste system. Ever since the brown vs Board of education ruling coupled with the civil rights act and especially the immigration act of 65,the libs have made a caste system in was the libs who gave us all the descriptive race descriptions , pacific islander . Whites have no standing in race issues, this was actually argued in court. This led to race riots if there was a so called disagreeable court veridct. All due to liberals.We no longer have a system of equal before the law. minorities and even women have obtained a huge advantage. They overthrew 400 years of law, to be liberal .

2 Agrees | 3 Disagrees | Report Abuse »


Oct-20-13 11:11 AM

Yet this man became a college English Professor. Many today simply go on welfare. He found a way to educate himself. Not happening today. The easy way out and whoa is me. You owe it to me. I am entitled!!!

2 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »


Oct-20-13 8:30 AM

Mr Sebouhian, you did OK for your self considering your childhood. America a melting pot ? I heard that too, but it does not look that way at all. Why should it be ? The blacks lived by themselves, the irish, poles and so forth. I never saw any mixing,. Why should they ? I see the progressives influenced your youth too ! My grandparents on both sides were bootleggers. Practically everyones were. The stupid liberals tried to engineer society and stop the violence. That backfired. It made for corruption on a scale never seen in govt and made prostitution bigger than ever. Prgressives never learn.haves and have nots getting wider ! Yep under obama the rich have made more money and the poor got poorer. Hope and change he called it. obama is another know nothing liberal.A social problem always has a liberal at its root, just trying to help, but making it worse. The young voted for obama and they will be the poorest youngsters in generations due to obamas economic policy .Them libs !

2 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Showing 6 of 6 comments

Post a Comment

You must first login before you can comment.

*Your email address:
Remember my email address.


I am looking for:
News, Blogs & Events Web