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Sally and Felix Want Something Better For The Kids

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Bobby Jordan
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Sally and Felix have been hurt,
and I mean really physically hurt,
on the street
too many times.

And it was all to pull in
their meager ration of bread.  

They don’t want that
to happen to their kids.  

Unfortunately, they
haven’t quiet figured out
how to pull that one off yet,
and still deal with them honestly.  

What with life
being what it is
on the street.

They’re working on it.

Bobby
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Bobby

They need to make sure the kids get the best education they can, that way they could work from home and not take too many risks running the gauntlet of the mean streets...

Felix will figure it out, I have every confidence in him.

John
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John,

Thanks for your support.  Felix is very good at figuring stuff out.

Bobby
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In some ways, Sally and Felix would be better prepared to teach their children how to keep safe in a dangerous world, than those who have never had to live life in the trenches.


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Earth Angel,

What you say is very true.  Sally and Felix did a great job with the kids.

Bobby
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Another wonderful part of the story

ARCTIC WIND
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Bobby... I so love your Felix and Sally stories... they are honest, sad, funny and true... love RDB

Be kind at heart....for everyone you meet has their own battle to fight.........

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Artic Wind,

Thanks for reading and commenting.  I'm glad the story works for you.

Bobby
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Thanks RDB,

I'm pleased you love the stories.  Thanks for the kind words.

Bobby
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Dear Bobby, I also believe that Sally and Felix are very good educators, they know where the dangers hide. Hopefully they are assisted in this task by the social institutions, to begin with kindergarten.

Enjoyed this piece of the story, which is crucial no doubt for the improvement of their lives.

love
Margherita
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Dear Margherita,

Given their hood, it’s a tough job to keep their kids off the street.  They’re working on it.  They send them to the settlement house (the kids have got to have some fun), and make sure they’re back in the house when they should be.

Love Bobby
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I hope Felix and Sally succeed with the kids. It can be done but it takes hard work.
I think Felix and Sally are up to the task.
                                      Ida
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Your Sally and Felix stories take the reader by the hand to that place...  As for the characters in your story, I hope they find something better for their kids.  

Much enjoyed!
Bobby Jordan
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Ida,

It's a tough job, really an on going battle.  However, it can be done, and others have done it.  There's never a set game plan.

Bobby
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Miscellanea,

Sally and Felix have let the kids know what makes Sally and Felix happy.  The kids know it's important to make Sally and Felix happy.  They know what to do.  Sally and Felix don't fake it.  The kids know all about Sally and Felix.  The kids know what Sally and Felix do, and what they've done.  The kids want to make Sally and Felix happy.

Bobby

[This message has been edited by Bobby Jordan (02-08-2008 10:31 PM).]

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After reading City Boy Stays Alive I see that parents who grew up in the hood can become loving and caring parents.  History does not have to repeat itself.
 
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