My Memoirs: Climbing Up the Downstair Escalator

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AuthorHouse, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 206 pages
Someone has said that the greatest barrier to achievement is fear of failure. Many times we have brilliant ideas but do not act upon them because we fear we will fail. I wonder how many times did the Wright brothers failed before they finally soared. Usually when I visit Washington, D.C., I like to tour the Space Museum. At the entrance to the Museum hangs a small bi-plane---I assume this plane was our first venture off the ground into the air. The Wright brothers had the idea that, "If birds can fly why can't I." In other words, as someone has said, "If you can conceive it, you can achieve it." However, you may fail many times before you succeed. The important thing is to learn from your mistakes/errors and keep at it. Sometimes I wonder if we challenge ourselves enough; do we stretch ourselves; strive to reach our full potential in life. Don't get comfortable where you are---put all your energy into reaching your full potential. We cheat ourselves when we do not give our best effort. Pursue your dream in life. If you don't have a dream come up with one---something that excites you; something that puts fire in your belly; something that gives meaning to your life; something that you know you have the talent to do. You only go around once in life so put God first and pursue your dream. "Don't go to your grave with the music still in you." I grew up in the country and I can remember spending hours lying under a shade tree looking up into the sky watching the clouds take on different shapes. I would imagine seeing the faces of animals, humans, states, continents, etc. You name it and I have imagined seeing it among the clouds in the sky. I believe you have to imagine yourself where you want to be before you can achieve it. Finally, listen to that "Still Soft Voice" that speaks to you and follow its leading; it will lead you to success and fulfillment.
 

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Contents

Climbing Up the Down Escalator
1
Colorful People from My Community
10
Enlisted in US Air Force
14
Voyage to the Philippines
19
Clark AFB Philippines
21
Thule Greenland
29
Honorable Discharge
36
My Brother Oneal
38
Youngest Grandsons
121
Julian Angel Moore
123
Second Baptist Church
132
Sunday School
137
Board of Trustees
139
MLK Statue
142
Gala in the Desert
146
Americas Promise Alliance
149

Back to School
48
A Still Soft Voice
52
Riverside NAACP and Head Start
55
Marge Grass
57
Sid Francis
59
The Campaign
70
Attempted Recall
73
Trip to China
76
AllAmerica City
80
South Africa
82
Shooting at City Hall
90
The Shooting of Tyisha Miller
94
Accomplishments
98
My Mom
105
Our First Home
115
Grandchildren
117
Date with Granddaughter
119
My Run for Mayor
151
Mrs Torres and Family
162
Oneals Widow and Children
165
My Sons
167
Youre Just as Good
170
Vera and Elizabeth
174
Mom and Dad
178
Willie Brown
180
November4 2008
182
Perris Line
184
Fireworks at UCRRiverside Stadium
186
Pilots
188
Ancestry
190
Summary
193
About the Author
197
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About the author (2012)

I was born in Camp Rowling, a logging town in southern Mississippi. A logging camp moved about from place to place following the harvesting of timber. My dad, Stephen Moore, supervised the making of crossties for the railroad for a ?Mr. Lewis.? My dad bought a four room bungalow house in 1938 and we became permanent residents on a 10 acre plot of land in Whitesand, Mississippi, a rural area about five miles west of Poplarville, Mississippi.

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