A Note for Toritto – From 4/21/2020



Most of you know I live in the semi-boonies of Florida in a small, gated, not particularly wealthy community adjacent to a typical Florida swamp.  Inside our community, which is a virtual wild life sanctuary, live birds and animals which roam our streets at will.  The water provides food, nesting grounds, nice weather and no hunting or fishing.

I do not live among retirees. I live among families, working people with children. I came here 15 years ago with my two daughters who now live lives of their own   Each morning before schools were shut down I would have coffee on my lanai watching kids walk or bike to school along the swamp road.  There is a fine charter school adjacent to our community specializing in a classical liberal arts college prep education and many of the kids in our community attend this school.

So each morning I would see the kids and occasionally they would wave and say hello to the old man drinking his coffee or having an afternoon cigar.  Since schools closed and everyone went into hibernation I haven’t seen too many kids on the swamp road.

Yesterday afternoon the door bell rang.  It never rings.  I got to the door and saw a young boy with shaggy hair on a bike riding away quickly.   l looked down and saw an envelope on the ground with a child drawn heart on the front.

Inside was a card and a note.

There is hope for this nation yet.


About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)
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2 Responses to A Note for Toritto – From 4/21/2020

  1. beetleypete says:

    That is just the kind of thing that restores hope in human nature. Great to see, Frank.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    Liked by 1 person

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