I wanted to take the time to give a shout out to all of the Safety Patrol of the 50′s 60′s and 70′s. Not taking away from the modern day Safety Patrol, but it was a lot different then than it is now.
Palaski School No. 8 in Passaic NJ, in the early 60′s was a different time. You had to be at least in the 4th grade and our ranks had 18 Patrol Boys, two Sgt, one Lt, One Capt and a Chief, who manned the corners of urban Passaic in rain, snow, sleet, hail. The Officers, Chief, Captain, Lieutenant and Sergeants had yellow belts to distinguish them and had to be 5th graders (the highest grade in our school) and their job was to check all of the other posts to make sure we were there and doing our job. We also had a Quartermaster who took care of the equipment, rain gear, flags, etc. He had the normal regular duties and had a silver Patrolman badge BUT he wore a yellow Officers belt and was consider an officer
In the school as well as manning the streets, we had Patrol Boys at certain doors to open and close them for the little kids, but we had “Monitors” in the school itself to watch the halls. The “Monitors” had a similar program like the Patrol Boys but not as organized and managed.
Growing up in a strong community or neighborhood instills all of the desirable morals in the fabric of humanity. Although many communities developed over time in a quite natural progression, human evolution tends to chip away at the network of inter-personal relationships over time. Rebuilding such strong neighborhoods – although relatively simple – is not an easy task.
The community in whole must generally and genuinely be interested in the strength of the group; individuals must understand and appreciate the similarities and differences between each other, and value the social interactions, rapport, comraderie, and larger village above – or at least at the same level as – their individual desires. These characteristics will result in life-long friendships, memories, self-confidence, social savvy, and sense of belonging.
Each and every person in our land has the right to say how they feel about anything, and can do so without fear of retribution. This was not the case of one Christian and his business.
Mr. Dan T. Cathy, CEO of a Christian business has received both personal and business protests because of his answer to a question. His answer was nothing special, but nonetheless a backlash came.
There are many people in which I disagree with their views on many issues, including same sex marriage, gun control, and mental health discrimination. I would say on an average day I meet some people that disagree with what I say. There are some in which I don’t agree with their opinion.
A lot of people do not understand the concept of a roadshow vehicle. The thought of traveling around from town to town in order to sell items eludes them. The people that do this type of selling are not new to the market of salesmen they are a continuance of entrepreneurs that have been peddling their wares for many years.
The roadshow vehicle of today is nothing like the roadshow vehicle of times gone by, but they are in principle identical. For instance, the Fuller Brush salesmen of many years ago drove around to different little towns and they sold their products to the people in those towns. They were essentially a traveling store. In their vehicles there were cases that contained the products they had to sell. If they did not have the product that a customer wanted they would take an order and deliver that product on their next trip through that town.