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Nov 12, 2009
By the sweat of ... someone else's brow
By the sweat of ... someone else's brow?
A GRANT is
Or as Patrice Lewis says,
"...a grant is free money..."
"...You don't have to pay it back..."
"...It's yours to do with as you wish (or as the granter determines)..."
For this, Patrice Lewis really lets loose on this letter to her local newspaper.
"My husband and I want to purchase some land to start an organic vegetable and fruit farm, and maybe raise chickens and sheep. We have found several good prospects.
The problem is money.
I've tried going on the computer to find grants for starting to make my dream a reality.
But everyone wants money just to give me books and list how to get a grant. How do you do it?
Our home is not worth much (we are living in a fifth-wheel travel trailer in an RV park). Any advice on what to do would be very helpful.
I have been reading books on organic farming, and I think we could make a real living at it."
Patrice's Painfully Honest Reply?
In conclusion, Patrice Lewis gives this advice to this trailer trash:
From Trailer Trash to College Trash
I have always known that college grants were handouts even from my college days when our country's future "best" -- college kids -- were proudly applying for and receiving grants, both right and leftist.
I paid my way completely through college, taking a longer time, but in the journey, receiving a more "diverse" education.
I knew what it was like to work on refurbishing Air Force fire-trucks, pulling and cutting steel in a steel yard, driving a lumber truck and a school bus, being a night security guard, risking my life as a rough-neck on an oil drilling rig, and in learning the practical side of electronics as an electronic technician, all before becoming an electrical engineer.
But in all those years, I never once took a hand-out, even from my father who still had 4 kids to raise.
And in all these years, it never ONCE crossed my mind that asking for college grants is just a fancy way to beg.
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