Re: Mauriice Murphy , 109,500 miles Bike to Work
Posted by Sharon on 2/23/10
"How many do we know that is willing to fill those shoes?"
John, I think you might be more of a pesimist than I am. I am
of the opinion there are many who are willing and do fill those
shoes everyday, all across America. I am of the opinion they
need and deserve a "hand up" not a "hand out" so they can get
to work easier and maybe even a better job. Unfortunately the
lines between up and out frequently get blurred. And much of
the blurred line is caused by the "hands shoved" in the pockets
of those who work in the Halls of Congress; making it even
harder for the Mr. Murphy's of the world to be treated with
deserved respect, dignity and opportunity.
On 2/23/10, Johncodie wrote:
> Mr Murphy worked at a Shoney's resturant for the past ten
> years on County Line Road in JACKSON, MS, and lived in the
> Madison, MS. Gludstate community. He road his bike to work
> each day for the past ten years. That would be the
> accumulation of miles commuted since he started at the age
> of 26. Another youth was seen walking in the Canton MS area
> by the sheriffs department. Situations in the family made
> it necessary for him to walk the county road toward school.
> It is a sign of youth in Mississippi born in poverty,
> wanting more and getting out to obtain the American dream.
> How many do we know that is willing to fill those shoes?
> On 2/22/10, Sharon wrote:
>> What does "109,500 miles" mean? From where did that
>> reference come?
>> Re: Mauriice Murphy , 109,500 miles Bike to Work
>> Posted by johncodie on 2/22/10
>> It happened around 2:30 Friday morning on Highway 51, near
>> Rice Road. Police say 36-year-old Mauriice Murphy was
>> his bicycle home from work, when he was hit from behind by
>> Chrysler Sebring heading northbound.
>> Mississippi is the most obesse state in the union, a
>> state, and is responsible for increasing health care cost
>> associated with the in hospital cost in the 1980s for
>> uninsured to now health care due to type 2 diabeetes for
>> overweight conditions and heart issues due to high blood
>> Mr. Murphy wasn't even recognized in the paper with an
>> but wasn't a burden on society. I felt Mr Murphy deserved
>> at least some national recognition for demonstrating a
>> strong work ethic that would be the drive and
>> an individual needs these days, just to make an honest
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